Music industry

As Music Streaming Grows, Spotify Reports Rising Revenue and a Loss

Spotify, the company that has come to symbolize the growth of streaming music around the world, had more than $1 billion in revenue in 2013. But it has yet to turn a profit.

The New York Times

Serving Alt-Artists, a Proud ‘Antilabel’

In the world of digital music, CD Baby is a potent but quiet and thus frequently overlooked force.

The New York Times

Taylor Swift's YouTube views doubled after pulling music from Spotify

In the aftermath of Taylor Swift removing her songs and albums from Spotify, some fans who still need Swift in their lives have moved over to YouTube.


Spotify, Apple, YouTube And The Streaming Pincer Movement

The Financial Times reported that Apple is planning on integrating Beats Music into an iOS update as early as the first quarter of 2015.

Music Industry Blog

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.


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