Music industry

Sénégal: "un environnement morose" pour les musiciens

"La production est toujours un problème pour les artistes qui évoluent dans un environnement non structuré et informel', a dit M. Ndour introduisant samedi au Centre culturel régional une conférence à l'occasion de la journée mondiale de la musique.

All Africa

YouTube Re-Negotiating with Indies Following Outcry

YouTube has softened its posture in negotiations on a new streaming music service with indie label trade bodies following an uproar in the past weeks over several provisions in the proposed contract, according to a report from the Financial Times.


Free Music, at Least While It Lasts

Music has been free for decades through the miracle of ad-supported radio, but streaming services feel different because I can listen to what I want, whenever I want.

The New York Times

Music streaming counts towards Top 40 chart for the first time

The British singles chart enters a new era next month when streams and downloads are combined for the first time, to create a rundown which severs the 62-year link between sales and a song's position in the Top 40.

The Indipendent

L’industrie musicale cherche sa voie dans le domaine numérique

La musique en continu sur des plateformes en ligne – le streaming – connaît un développement fulgurant.

ARC Info

Seriously, What if Music Streaming Doesn't Work Out?

The #musicbiz Twitter feed today was clogged up with links to the fantastic article on music streaming's present situation by David Carr.


Tanzania: Dar musicians in anti-piracy drive

Tanzanian musicians have been urged to join efforts in fighting against piracy so as to realise sweat of their compositions.

IPP Media

India: Bill To Protect Musicians, Change Copyright Act Mooted

Despite opposition from broadcasters, the Indian government has approved the introduction of a bill to amend the Copyright Act of 1957 in a far-reaching step that will give artists and musicians protection, long overdue recognition and locus standi.


ILO: media and culture GDF reaches consensus on key points

Governments need to ensure that competition legislation does not obstruct the right of workers to freedom of association.


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