Music industry

Would You Pay for a Super-Premium Music Service?

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry released its annual global recorded music revenue report this week.

Evolver.fm

The Finnish Musician's Union: Fight Over Internet Music Rights goes to Market Court

Two sons of late Albert Järvinen, best known as guitarist for the Finnish rock'n'roll band Hurriganes, have taken Universal Music Finland to the Market Court of Helsinki over internet music rights.

Benzinga

Spotify: five big challenges looming for the streaming music service

Winning over artists, going mainstream, turning a profit, facing big-tech competition and (perhaps) going beyond music.

The Guardian

Forget drugs, monotony is the real threat to Japan’s music industry

Japan has a drug problem. Everywhere you look — from the creepy, teen-host-club pop of Sexy Zone to the soft-rock balladry of Ikimono Gakari — children are being exposed to music that has been made with no obvious influence from drugs whatsoever.

The Japan Times

Beats Electronics : Apple réaliserait le plus gros achat de son histoire

Le Financial Times affirme qu'Apple aurait offert 3,2 milliards de dollars pour acquérir le fabricant d'accessoires audio et éditeur du service d'écoute de musique Beats Electronics.

ZD Net

China: Playing a different tune

Soft strains of music wafting up from the various shops and factories in Wuqiang hardly give an inkling that the county is one of the leading manufacturers of wind musical instruments in the world.

China Daily

Why the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Is Working Just Fine

The DMCA's 'safe harbors' for online service providers are one of the foundations of the modern Internet, which have allowed for an explosion of creativity and free expression.

Digital Music News

Nigeria: 'Nigerian Music Has Evolved and Will Continue to Do So'

Peter Clarke discuss his journey and the lessons he has learnt from his sojourn in the Nigerian music industry.

All Africa

Les majors de la musique veulent croire au streaming

Après l'espoir, la rechute? L'année 2012 avait représenté une divine surprise: pour la première fois depuis treize ans, le chiffre d'affaires des majors s'était stabilisé mais...

Le Monde


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