Music industry

Why is the music industry so cross with Google?

The IFPI and RIAA have renewed their attack on the internet giant, claiming broken promises over tackling piracy.

The Guardian

Four Fearless Predictions For The Music Industry In 2014

In the past 12 months, we've seen new releases by acts from Jay Z to Katy Perry, continued sparring between streaming services and rights holders–and twerking. So much twerking.

Forbes

Why Music Streaming Is More Lucrative For Labels

In the great streaming royalty debate, the focus has been on tiny royalty rates per stream.

Hypebot

Springing leaks – how musicians are standing up to the marketeers

It's been called a revolution in music PR: a brave new world that involves sitting around doing naff all.

The Indipendent

Top List of Most-Pirated Artists in 2013

Musicmetric's numbers represent albums and tracks downloaded using BitTorrent, a protocol for peer-to-peer file sharing that enables the transfer of large files.

Billboard

Call for major record labels to change for digital age

Over the past 20 years the music industry has had to deal with plummeting CD sales, online piracy and new ways of listening to music via the internet.

BBC

UK Police Intellectual Property Goes Global

A ground-breaking initiative led by the new Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) to target websites providing unauthorised access to copyrighted content has shown an immediate global impact.

BPI

The Cost of Free

When it comes to recorded music, today's consumers enjoy a free ride and seem to have all the answers. Song sharing is there for the taking and, in any case, the old music sales model is archaic.

Music Think Tank

Shifting Sources of Artist Income: 1999-2012

If artists make more than three times the percentage from concerts as they do from recordings, does it matter if people are stealing their recordings? Or, is that just a label problem?

Digital Music News


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