Music industry

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.


WIN Turns To European Commission Over YouTube Dispute

Google is refusing to amend contract terms for the independent label sector, despite outcry from the community, over YouTube's upcoming music streaming service.

The Music Network

P2P Is Still Bigger Than Spotify, Soundcloud, Twitter, Instagram & Pandora…

Sure, the media stopped talking about it long ago. But that doesn't mean it ever went away: according to file-sharing stats just released by TruOptik, P2P remains one of the largest social networks on the planet.

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