Music industry

This is a new NAMM show, not a replacement

Like all trade shows and gatherings, NAMM was faced with a choice during the COVID-hit summer months of 2020 – postpone indefinitely until in-person events are safe to go ahead as planned or reinvent as a digital proposition.

Audio Media International

Germany generated 139bn music streams during COVID-hit 2020

In the six months to end of June 2020, audio streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music generated approximately €514.9m ($562m) in Germany, which German Music Industry Association BVMI reported was up 20.7% year-on-year.

Music Business Worldwide

Singapore plays a role as the backbone of the music industry in Southeast Asia

The biggest players in the music scene have traditionally been Europe and the US, along with sub-markets like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China.Meanwhile, most Southeast Asian countries, being former Western colonies, tend to take influence from the West rather than developing a unique style.


La musique rapporte plus d'argent à l'Europe que le vin et la bière

Le secteur de la musique rapporterait autour de 80 milliards d'euros par an à l'Union européenne.


El hombre que ha “comprado” a Shakira

La empresa que ha comprado los derechos de Shakira, entre otros, cotiza en la bolsa de Londres y es cruce entre un fondo de inversión y una firma de gestión de talentos.

La Vanguardia

Alibaba is shutting down its music streaming app

The company announced Tuesday that Xiami Music will end February 5 "because of adjustments in business development." The news comes as the company co-founded by Jack Ma faces pressure from regulators on several fronts.


Why Rock’s Biggest Stars Are Selling Away Their Publishing Rights

Bob Dylan, David Crosby and Stevie Nicks are joining the growing ranks of artists who are signing away the publishing rights to the songs they've written – even though that's widely considered to be the most lucrative aspect of the music industry.

Ultimate Classic Rock

‘We need to be good neighbours to our artists.’

Neighbouring rights is a burgeoning area of our industry and the lifeblood for many non-writers. Given the current state of our world, it is a vital component of an artists’ career.

Music Business Worldwide

Bilan 2020: le stream était (presque) parfait

Si elles se sont fait quelques frayeurs en début de pandémie, les plateformes de streaming sont restées les bouées de secours privilégiées de l'industrie musicale. Nettement moins celles des artistes... Bilan.

Focus Vif

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