Music industry

Riff on the world

Building Wynton Marsalis's house of swing into a global brand.

The Economist 

Musicians get serious during entertainment conference

"We try to look at the industry from the perspective of independent artists who are trying to make a go of it playing gigs, releasing and selling their own records, and trying to get out to clubs around the country".

The New Orleans Advocate

The 12 Points plan: a high-risk jazz venture where all acts are equal

"The historical model of the jazz festival is based on a pyramid, with headline artists and so on".

Irish Times

12 Reasons Why Music Copyright Will Always Be Broken

Think music copyright is a broken mess? Well, it will probably stay that way for a number of long list of reasons.

Digital Music News

CD ripping to be made legal in UK this summer

A UK Copyright Exception that will make it legal for consumers to rip music from CDs for personal use will come into effect into June, it has been announced.

Music Week

Japan's music market decline

With tales of the music industry's demise being relayed for a while now, it should come as little surprise that a 3.9 per cent slump in 2013 global music sales was announced last week.

The Indipendent 

Pourquoi le japon plombe l'industrie mondiale de la musique

Encore ultradépendant du CD, placé au centre du business délirant de la J-pop, le marché japonais est un monde à part où le téléchargement et le streaming sont négligés.


Artists Embrace Online Music Platform in Zimbabwe

Music pirates' days of reaping where they did not sow may soon be over.

All Africa

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.


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