Music industry

Streaming music payments: how much do artists really receive?

Musician Zoë Keating earned $808 from 201,412 Spotify streams of tracks from two of her older releases in the first half of 2013, according to figures published by the cellist as a Google Doc.

The Guardian

Universal launches vinyl crowdfunding site to reprint rare and deleted albums

The Vinyl Project will allow fans to register their interest in the re-release of certain LPs, with Sonic Youth's Goo, Björk's Biophilia, Pulp's His N Hers and Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance currently being considered for the project.

The Guardian

What is the Best Music Distribution Company?

One of the most asked, yet inconclusive question among indie artists today is "which music distributor should I use?"

The Music Void

The joys and embarrassments of classical and pop music hybrids

Deutsche Grammophon's signing of Schiller is the latest example in classical-pop interdependence than can produce new sounds (good and bad).

Los Angeles Times

Musical America Special Report

In and out of the performing arts, organizations are working to tap the power of mobile marketing.

Musical America

Income Inequality Has Never Been Worse Among Touring Musicians

The internet has broken down the barrier between artists and fans, allowing anyone to distribute their music without the help of a record label via services such as iTunes and Spotify.

Digital Music News

UK singles sales set to break chart records in 2013 – again

Total sales of singles in the UK have risen 6% to 188.6m, an increase for the fifth year running, and 99.6% of those are digital.

The Guardian

Academy launched to help access the music industry

A new virtual academy has been launched to help young people get a job in the music industry.

BBC

Kickstarter vs. The NEA: Which Provides More Arts Funding?

A talk last week at the Aspen Institute reignited a debate that has been circulating in the arts world over the past year: does the website Kickstarter raise more money for the arts than the federal government?

WQXR


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