Music industry

WOMEX 2014: Another Vibrant Year

The festival continues to be a beacon of the global music scene, consisting of live music showcases, conferences, workshops and a bustling trade fair, where partnerships are formed and emerging talent and projects are nurtured.

World Music

Nigeria: content doesn’t sell in music, ‘beats’ do

'Nigerian musicians project very shameful lyrical contents in their song'.


Le partage inéquitable du streaming

Les artistes aiment les industries culturelles. Pour autant, il est inconcevable qu'au titre du streaming musical, le talent de l'artiste génère 22 fois plus qu'il ne lui rapporte.


America Could Learn a Lot From How Japan Listens to Music

Ask anyone who follows music and they'll tell you that nobody buys music anymore. But not in Japan.

Music Mic

The Top-Earning Women In Music 2014

In 2013, Beyoncé had one of her best years in recent memory, pulling in $53 million.


Warner strike licensing deal with SoundCloud

SoundCloud can finally say it's got the support of at least one major music label: Warner Music Group.

The Verge

The True Cost of YouTube's Library of Everything

Why has piracy on YouTube only grown more pervasive, with access to just about anything easier than ever?


Comment gagner sa vie quand on est musicien en 2014

Si l'on exclut les superstars blindées de contrats pub, habituées aux salles combles et aux disques de certification, il reste l'écrasante majorité des musiciens, anonymes ou en voie de ne plus le devenir.

Les InRocks

What John Coltrane on the Billboard Charts Tells Us About Music Sales in 2014

For all of you who didn't know, the legendary John Coltrane has a new album out, released forty seven years after his death.


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