Music industry

Sony forecasts slowdown in industry’s global recorded music growth in 2018

According to the IFPI, the global recorded music market grew by 8.1% in 2017, with $17.3bn in trade revenues making their way back to artists and labels.

Music Business Worldwide

Midem : l’Afrique, "nouvelle frontière" de l’industrie musicale

Cette année, le Midem s’est résolument tourné vers l’Afrique, un continent où les chiffres de l’industrie musicale donnent le vertige... mais où les chanteurs peinent à vivre de leur art.


Here is what blockchain can and cannot do for the music industry

Some say the blockchain will revolutionise the music industry in the next few years. Others claim that the existing frameworks are too well-established for blockchain technology to make any significant impact.


Youtube music begins its ascent: ‘the potential prize here is huge’

The world has a new music subscription streaming service: YouTube Music has started its global rollout today (May 22), arriving in the US, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

Music Business Worldwide

Why Your Favorite Artist Is Releasing More Singles Than Ever

Artists like Camila Cabello, Cardi B and Jason Derulo are putting out record numbers of singles before launching an album. But is the strategy working?

Rolling Stones

Sony in $2.3 billion deal for EMI, becomes world's biggest music publisher

Sony Corp (6758.T) said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world’s largest music publisher in an industry that has found new life on the back of streaming services.


Here’s why Gibson is bankrupt

So how did we get here? Founded in 1894, the Nashville-based company sells over 170,000 guitars annually in 80 countries. Its guitars are made in U.S. factories, and it claims to have 40% of the market for electric guitars over $2,000.

Financial Times

Comment l'industrie de la dance music fabrique des stars avant de les broyer

La fin tragique à 28 ans du producteur et Dj suédois Avicii (avec un A) précédait de quelque jours l’annonce de la reformation d’une autre institution suédoise, le groupe ABBA (avec deux A) qui, à la grande heure du disco, fit danser au son de ses hymnes pop les 5 continents et totalise 230 millions de disques vendus à ce jour.

Huffington Post

15 Music Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Something's happening to the music industry. We're not sure how it's going to shake out, but the world we knew has been turned on its head by streaming, face tats, and piracy.

Pigeons and Planes

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