Music industry

Nigeria's film and music industry falls foul of censors

Nigeria's burgeoning pop music industry and film-makers have been accused of producing "pornographic" content that is sexualising society.

The Guardian

Great Stories, Bold Vision Will Keep Opera Grand

Having survived my seventh season as general manager of the world's largest opera company, I have recently been traveling in Europe.

Bloomberg

Not an easy road for Zimbabwean musicians

Zimbabwean musicians are steeped in the very eager desire to earn a living out of their craft, and rightfully so.

Kubatana Blog

Increase in Streaming Revenues Leads to a Dutch Rise

Another country to file along Sweden, Norway and Germany – the recorded music business in the Netherlands has seen growth for the first time in 12 years.

Musically

One App Generates 10 Percent of Digital Music Sales

Are you in a band? You should probably make sure Shazam has your music in its system.

Evolver.fm

Music co-operatives: helping artists survive amid austerity

Growing numbers of musicians are adopting the co-operative model in order to help them secure a future in the industry.

The Guardian

If CDs cost £8 where does the money go?

Despite digital's complete dominance of the singles market, most albums are still bought on CD. The average cost is £8 but where does the money go?

BBC

Why the Japanese still love music CDs

Compact discs account for 80% of all music sales in Japan, which experts attribute to bonus material and an aging population who grew up with packaged music.

CNN Money

How Ashamed Should You Feel About Using Spotify?

Music-streaming services really don't exploit performers. Songwriters, though—that's another story.

Slate


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