Music industry

How The Music Industry Is Putting Itself Out Of Business

There was once a time when mid-level bands with a modest following could make a pretty decent living playing music. They’d put out a record, sell a couple hundred thousand copies and then go on tour to promote it.


Meet the streaming service with 20m users…that’s also a record label

One of the most-discussed ideas in today’s record business is the concept of Spotify ‘becoming a record label’ by signing and developing artists.

Music Business Worldwide

How Brands Are Betting On Music, With Help From Pro Playlist Curators

You might not know where, you might not know when, but chances are you’ve heard a playlist that Danny Turner and his team of music designers put together.


‘It’s two hit songs then off’ – artists fight festivals’ shorter sets

Insiders say ‘stack ’em high’ formula of packing as many bands in as possible is driving performers away.

The Guardian

Quand la téléphonie mobile révolutionne l'industrie musicale

Du haut de ses 23 ans, Phizbarz espère bien devenir la prochaine star de l'afro-pop nigériane écoûtée partout en Afrique. Et pour se faire connaître et gagner sa vie, il s'appuie sur la téléphonie mobile, le plus grand distributeur de musique au Nigeria.

All Africa

Using Blockchain, Russian Music Orgs Creating Single Database for Intellectual Property

Collecting societies are teaming up with innovation agencies in Russia to create an intellectual property platform based on blockchain technology.


Opportunity knocks in SEA music streaming

Local services shine in a booming market, but advertisers must innovate to seize the streaming opportunity.


Record industry growth? Thank the retailers, say the retailers

So, you know how the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry confirmed this week that the global record industry saw its revenues grow 5.9% last year, right?

Complete Music Update

What the Music Industry ‘Comeback’ Really Looks Like

The music industry is nowhere near its 1999 heyday. But at least it isn’t collapsing anymore, according to data released today.

Digital Music News

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