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The music industry just took a backwards step on streaming pricing… in glorious HD

The universality of HD audio at a bog-standard streaming price point makes a heck of a lot of sense for Amazon and Apple, then: it gives price-conscious customers a crucial perk to drive their desire for a hardware upgrade.
For the music industry, however, this all looks like a backwards step.

Music Business Worldwide

Japanese recorded music industry hopes for recovery in 2021

Japanese music industry body the RIAJ expects the recorded music market there to make a modest recovery in 2021, after a difficult 2020 in which overall revenues fell by 9%. That included a 15% drop in physical music sales to ¥129.87bn ($1.19bn).


Pulling Back the Curtain on Classical Music's International Man of Mystery

After wresting control of IMG Artists in an internal power struggle, Russian-born tycoon Alexander Shustorovich has kept the agency alive through the pandemic to become the world’s largest manager of classical music talent. Billboard investigates the secretive CEO’s unlikely path — from building a publishing fortune to igniting a U.S.-Russia summit crisis over uranium — to classical prestige.


Le streaming musical à l’assaut de l’Afrique

En se lançant en Afrique, les géants du marché doivent aussi composer avec les acteurs locaux et s’adapter aux modes de consommation africains.

Le Point

El Covid ha provocado "una crisis devastadora" en la cultura y el arte

Algunos sectores se han colapsado. La música rock y pop en directo, que llevaba dos décadas creciendo ininterrumpida, ha visto cómo sus ingresos se hundían en un 64%, hasta quedar por debajo de los 6.000 millones de euros a nivel mundial, según la consultora PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

El Mundo

The Incredible Growth Of The Fast-Moving Music Industry

It is the democratization of the music industry that many of us seek to drive forward, now enabled by some amazing digital channels.


Musicians Say Streaming Doesn’t Pay. Can the Industry Change?

Services like Spotify and Apple Music pulled the business back from the brink. But artists say they can’t make a living. And their complaints are getting louder.

The New York Times

Music is a hot new Wall Street asset

Phones and streaming platforms have turned music rights into something like a digital annuity that more investors have become interested in buying.


Streaming : bad corp, good coop

Face aux mastodontes Spotify ou Deezer, des artistes tentent de se réapproprier leur travail et de mettre en place des modèles de plateformes misant sur la collaboration entre musiciens et le soutien du public.


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