Music industry

European Commission Now Involved In Google’s YouTube Dispute

The European Commission's incumbent Competition Commissioner and antitrust enforcer, Joaquín Almunia, has accused Google of abusing its place as an online search giant and figurehead in the adverting business.

The Music Network

South Africa: Piracy Frustrates Budding Artists

The increasing number of illegal street vendors selling pirated entertainment material is frustrating new and upcoming South African musicians and movie makers.

All Africa

Zimbabwe: How Can We Revive Music Industry?

Gone are the days when musicians like John Chibadura, Safirio Madzikatire, Simon Chimbetu, Leonard Dembo and Lovemore Majaivana could buy houses through royalties earned from record sales.

The Herald

Sénégal: "un environnement morose" pour les musiciens

"La production est toujours un problème pour les artistes qui évoluent dans un environnement non structuré et informel', a dit M. Ndour introduisant samedi au Centre culturel régional une conférence à l'occasion de la journée mondiale de la musique.

All Africa

YouTube Re-Negotiating with Indies Following Outcry

YouTube has softened its posture in negotiations on a new streaming music service with indie label trade bodies following an uproar in the past weeks over several provisions in the proposed contract, according to a report from the Financial Times.


Free Music, at Least While It Lasts

Music has been free for decades through the miracle of ad-supported radio, but streaming services feel different because I can listen to what I want, whenever I want.

The New York Times

Music streaming counts towards Top 40 chart for the first time

The British singles chart enters a new era next month when streams and downloads are combined for the first time, to create a rundown which severs the 62-year link between sales and a song's position in the Top 40.

The Indipendent

L’industrie musicale cherche sa voie dans le domaine numérique

La musique en continu sur des plateformes en ligne – le streaming – connaît un développement fulgurant.

ARC Info

Seriously, What if Music Streaming Doesn't Work Out?

The #musicbiz Twitter feed today was clogged up with links to the fantastic article on music streaming's present situation by David Carr.


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