Music industry

Here is the future of music: monetized livestreams

Despite the increased interaction between musicians and their audiences, most of these online concerts come free of charge, thus, threatening how the music industry makes money.

Bandwagon

Good vibrations: how Bandcamp became the heroes of streaming

They waive their fees, raise cash for Juneteenth and champion everything from vaporwave to eco-grime. Founder Ethan Diamond explains how he did it.

The Guardian

Concerts Disappeared. Piano Sales Survived.

With their showrooms closed this spring, instrument dealers around the country report surprise at the robust numbers.

The New York Times

NetEase have made a large investment in an AI music composer

NetEase, a notable rival to Chinese tech company Tencent, have just made a $1.68 million investment in a new music AI company.

Routenote

Ringo Starr: «L’industrie musicale est très compliquée»

L’ex-Beatle vient de fêter ses 80 ans. Et il bat toujours ! Mais « les clubs où l’on peut jouer ont pratiquement disparu ; rien que de grands concerts axés sur l’argent », déplore-t-il.

Le Soir

“Fortnite”: un oasis para la industria musical durante la pandemia

La industria de la música y la de los videojuegos siempre estuvieron conectadas. Sobran los ejemplos a lo largo de los años que demuestran una comunión imprescindible.

Infobae

Deezer is now a $1.4bn company – with a big opportunity in Mexico

The Spotify rival, majority owned by Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries, has just struck a major deal which it believes will “shake up audio streaming in Mexico” – and could help it establish its goal to become the No.2 streaming company in multiple regions across LATAM.

Music Business Worldwide

The Rise and Rise of Music Podcasts

Podcasts are firmly part of our media diet – with some turning into huge brands and others happy to cater to the most niche of interests.

MusicAlly

Connecting African listeners to the global music scene: Inside China’s Startups

Boomplay was introduced in 2015, as a pre-installed music player on Tecno, a smartphone brand owned by Chinese company Transsion, also recognized as the “Cellphone King of Africa,” when the phone maker looked beyond hardware and beefed up its internet offerings to lure African users.

KrAsia


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