Music industry

Spotify Plans To Own The Online Music Market In Asia

How Spotify is going to take over the market for online music in Asia. An interview with the new regional director.

Forbes

IFPI's 2014 Digital Music Report

The Report provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the licensed online marketplace, detailing how record companies have transformed their business models for the digital age, showcasing markets around the world and explaining the industry's efforts to tackle online piracy.

IFPI

L’industrie musicale fonde beaucoup d’espoirs dans le streaming

Dans un marché musical dont les revenus mondiaux ont reculé de près de 4 % en 2013, le streaming connaît une croissance spectaculaire.

La Croix

The Price of Music

Will the recorded music industry ever grow again? Since 1999, the industry has been in rapid decline as CDs became unbundled into downloaded singles.

Re/code

 

Music streaming breaks through $1bn sales barrier

Revenues from streaming and subscriptions rose by 50% in past year as listeners turned to services such as Spotify.

The Guardian

Fairer royalties for streaming, demands lobby group

Royalties paid to musicians must be modernised to reflect the digital environment in which music is largely consumed, according to AMP (Artists, Managers, Performers), the recently formed alliance between the Musicians' Union, the Music Managers' Forum and the Featured Artists Coalition.

Art Professional

Apple pressuring music labels to release songs solely via iTunes

Fears Apple's power could grow and move could harm streaming services such as Spotify.

The Telegraph

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


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