Music industry

Mystery Artists, Tracks Hacked Into Spotify Accounts To Generate Fake Streams

Spotify new Mysterious artists and tracks are showing up again on Spotify and being hacked into user accounts and playlists, apparently to generate fake streams and undeserved income, according to a new BBC report.

HypeBot

L'album est-il vraiment voué à mourir?

On dit le format démocratisé dans les années 1960 condamné à disparaître face à un modèle de streaming valorisant le single. Culturellement, il a pourtant encore de beaux jours devant lui.

Slate

Spotify’s most personalized playlist is now for sale to brands

Discover Weekly was a triumph of algorithm and curation, and now it’s an ad product.

Vox

The African Music Industry Top Players

The African Music Industry is very diverse. Making it “big” in the African music scene is almost impossible if an upcoming artist is not in contact with a “big player” in the industry.

Africa

Classical listens surge as genre outperforms rest of music industry

The number of plays of classical music increased by more than 10% in 2018, with the genre growing faster than the UK music industry at large.

Independent

The Lazarus effect: how the music industry saved itself

The collapse of HMV looks like a nail in the coffin for a music industry long declared “dead”. But music sales are higher than in the glory days of Britpop.

New Statesman

Tout pour la playlist

Figurer sur une «liste de lecture» très suivie de Spotify ou de Deezer est un formidable accélérateur de notoriété pour un artiste. Derrière ces playlists, des algorithmes évidemment, mais aussi des éditeurs en chair et en os, qu’il faut savoir convaincre.

Libération

Mobile Music Streaming In China

China’s music streaming market is remarkable on several fronts, including the vast size of the market, the high percentage of use of mobile devices for music, high smartphone penetration, prevalent mobile cell coverage (in urban areas), and aggressive government funding for an upgraded and expanded mobile broadband; claiming over one billion 4G subscriptions.

Encore

Music Industry Influencers Debate Blockchain's Business Impact In 2019

The narrative around the anticipated massive disruption in the music industry, given the promise of blockchain technology, is rooted in change that could revolutionize areas from the tracking of royalty payments to the rise of completely new gatekeepers in the arena.

Forbes


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