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Inside the Multi-Billion Dollar Battle Royale Over Music-Streaming Royalties

It’s hard to think of a more brain-deadening topic than the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board’s proceedings over the rates for music streaming. But deep in the dense legalese lies a heated battle over the billions of dollars in royalties generated by streaming services — one that pits the music industry against some of the biggest companies in the world.


Digitalisation de l'industrie musicale : Quelles perspectives pour l'Afrique francophone ?

L’industrie musicale africaine a généré plus de 17 milliards de dollars hors concerts en 2017. Depuis lors, le marché a davantage explosé. En Afrique francophone seulement, on compte environ 400 millions de potentiels consommateurs de musique dont 65% ont moins de 25 ans.


Gigante del e-commerce global se lanza en el mercado argentino de streaming de música

Amazon decidió expandirse y anunció el lanzamiento de Amazon Music para Argentina, con lo que brindará canciones en streaming con audio de alta calidad, listas de reproducción, emisoras programadas localmente y podcasts que son producidos exclusivamente para Amazon Music.


MIDiA predicts a long-term music industry rebound

2021 was a huge year for the recorded music business with retail values up 23% to reach $51.9 billion (retail values include masters, publishing, and retailers / DSPs).


It’s official: New music is Shrinking in popularity in the United States

Some will blame a lack of blockbuster records being made during the pandemic. Some will blame a lack of emergent modern superstars. And some (hi Merck!) will blame the fact that young people – as evinced by Kate Bush’s current world-beating popularity – are simply enjoying ‘old’ music as if it were ‘new’ music.

Music Business Worldwide

Australia is one of few countries that doesn’t pay session musicians ongoing royalties

Historically, Australian session musicians have had no economic claim to their recorded performances beyond a basic session fee – an unregulated fee that in real terms, has been going backwards for decades.

The Conversation

Doit-on réguler l’industrie du streaming musical ?

Alors que la licorne française Deezer entrait en bourse mardi 5 juillet, après une tentative avortée en 2015, nous nous interrogeons aujourd'hui sur l’industrie du streaming musical. Que représente le streaming dans le marché de la musique enregistrée ?

Radio France

Bad Bunny es el cantante más rentable de la nueva industria musical

A Benito Martínez, el empaquetador en supermercados, y su alias Bad Bunny les separa un patrimonio estimado en unos US$18 millones (unos 17,8 millones de euros): la fortuna que ha amasado el cantante puertorriqueño en poco más de un lustro, tras convertirse en el rey del streaming.

La Tercera

Songwriters, Publishers Win Royalty Increase from Streaming Platforms

American songwriters and publishers scored a hard-fought mechanical royalty rate increase from streaming music platforms in a late-breaking decision.

Digital Music News

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