Music industry

Can this man save the music business?

Even though many have written off the recording industry as a casualty of the digital age, Universal Music Group's Lucian Grainge is determined to reinvent it.

Los Angels Times

Uganda: Why Ugandan Songs No Longer Last

The competitive nature of the industry has surely affected the longevity of songs. Sometimes good songs are actually produced, but better ones do come through in a short span of time making the public forget the previous ones.

All Africa

Création, production, diffusion de spectacles: L’Afrique vigilante face aux enjeux du numérique

Avec l'outil numérique, on assiste à de nouveaux modes de création, de production et de diffusion tout en réduisant l'écart nord-sud. "C'est un moyen de rendre justice aux créateurs avec la propriété intellectuelle en rétribuant les créateurs sur des revenus et des business digitaux".

Le Soleil

Musicians Sing for a Cause That’s Their Own

In the music industry's big fights over issues like copyright and royalties, it's usually the titans — record conglomerates, Silicon Valley giants — that clash. But as individual musicians feel squeezed by the digital revolution, they are beginning to speak out in increasing numbers.

The New York Times

Obscured by clouds: streaming music’s effect on Norway

In the heated debate over streaming music's sustainability, we seem to be gridlocked between claims of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek as the digital Messiah of the music industry, and artists' outcry about exploitative payouts and a poor economy.

MusicAlly

Ghana: There is massive corruption in the music industry

The President of the Music Council of Ghana, Ekow Micah yesterday described corrupt leaders in the Ghanaian music industry as thieves and nation wreckers, warning that the council will use all avenues to uproot them and destroy their criminal operations.

Ghana Web

Songcoin: A Digital Currency for the Music Industry

Bitcoin spin-offs are generally a big joke. Now there's a new digital currency that has very real goals and applications, but achieving these goals won't be easy.

Digital Music News

Music streaming services may need to branch out

This year promises to be the year of music streaming, but the audio revolution could all be over before it's even begun if a report from Generator Research is as accurate as its authors claim.

Yahoo News

In The Digital Era, Hit Songs Aren't Everything

Today marks the 100th anniversary of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, an organization that keeps track of "performances" of songs by its members and then tries to make certain those members get paid.

NPR


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