Music industry

7 Music Marketing Truths ALL Musicians Should Know

Ever wondered why some super talented musicians don't get the fanbase and recognition they 'deserve', while other not as talented musicians get a lot more exposure and seen in all the right places?

Music Think Tank

Google releases ‘How Google Fights Piracy’ report

Under continued pressure from movie and music rightsholders about its cooperation with anti-piracy efforts, Google has published a report setting out its defence.


Web Helps Musicians Sell Shares of Royalties

As a songwriter and producer for stars like Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston, Preston Glass receives a comfortable stream of music royalties.

The New York Times

Spotify Is Now Asking Investors for More Cash

There's a simple reason why this is happening, of course: Spotify is burning a ton of cash at an extremely aggressive and probably unsustainable rate.

Digital Music News

Nigeria's film and music industry falls foul of censors

Nigeria's burgeoning pop music industry and film-makers have been accused of producing "pornographic" content that is sexualising society.

The Guardian

Great Stories, Bold Vision Will Keep Opera Grand

Having survived my seventh season as general manager of the world's largest opera company, I have recently been traveling in Europe.


Not an easy road for Zimbabwean musicians

Zimbabwean musicians are steeped in the very eager desire to earn a living out of their craft, and rightfully so.

Kubatana Blog

Increase in Streaming Revenues Leads to a Dutch Rise

Another country to file along Sweden, Norway and Germany – the recorded music business in the Netherlands has seen growth for the first time in 12 years.


One App Generates 10 Percent of Digital Music Sales

Are you in a band? You should probably make sure Shazam has your music in its system.

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