Music industry

What is wrong with the music industry?

It is the 21st century, and unlike other countries the music industry in Rwanda still lags behind. And it is a known fact that the music industry is a driving factor behind all other sectors.

The Rwanda Focus

The rebirth of the compilation album

Spotify, iTunes and digital downloads were supposed to signal the death of the compilation album. But in the past year sales have shot up.

The Guardian

Indonesia's music industry loses $1.65M a day from online piracy

Illegal music downloads are causing the country's record companies to bleed with lower CD sales and local artistes are not helped by a complex copyright registration system.

ZD Net

Nigeria: Why Nigerian Musicians Don't Last With Their Record Labels

To say the music industry in Nigeria is presently booming like never before is an understatement. Many artistes are being introduced almost on weekly basis.

All Africa

Copyright watchdog urges industry dialogue

Music providers and website operators should meet to discuss the possibility of charging for music downloads on the Internet, a prominent copyright official said on Thursday.

China Daily

LPs With Goodies on the Side

In a large — but not quite large enough — warehouse here earlier this month, a young man was shrink-wrapping a set of chess pieces by hand. On the other side of the room, another young man was taking those packages and placing them, along with four vinyl LPs.

The New York Times

Universal Music Group Wins Appeal Against Grooveshark

In a closely watched digital copyright lawsuit, a panel of five judges in the New York State Supreme Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed a lower state court decision favoring Escape Media Group Inc., the operators of the music streaming site Grooveshark.

The Hollywood Reporter

Under 25s are behind a surge in vinyl sales

Research by ICM suggests 18 to 24-year-olds are buying more vinyl records than any other age group under 50.
It comes as record shops prepare to celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday.


Gracenote co-founder on ‘iPod day’ and better music through data

More than a decade ago, Gracenote received some cryptic advice from Apple to buy more servers. What followed — the launch of iTunes and iPod — blew up Gracenote's database to epic proportions and laid the groundwork for a metadata empire.


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