Music industry

In The Digital Era, Hit Songs Aren't Everything

Today marks the 100th anniversary of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, an organization that keeps track of "performances" of songs by its members and then tries to make certain those members get paid.


The Court Battle That Could Change The Way Musicians Are Paid

As the music industry races toward a future of digital streams and smartphone apps, its latest crisis centers on a regulatory plan that has been in place since "Chattanooga Choo Choo" was a hit.

The New York Times

YouTube reveals $1bn music payouts, but some labels still unhappy

Google's Video service may be 'all-in on music', but rightsholder unrest at its parent company persists.

The Guardian

African musicians absent in IFPI top 10 global recording artistes of 2013

African music superstars including Nigeria's D'banj, Psquare and Tuface were left out of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, IFPI, list of top 10 global recording artists of 2013.

Premium Times

Independent Music Wins 50% Of 2014 Grammys

Independent music took home 50 % of the awards at last nights 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, the highest percentage of wins since indie label trade group A2IM began tracking the awards in 2006.


8 Mind-Blowing Facts About Music Business In Japan

It is ILLEGAL to sell a CD for less than $25 in Japan.


La Cisac redessine la carte mondiale des droits d'auteurs

La Confédération internationale des sociétés d'auteurs et compositeurs (Cisac) a dévoilé, vendredi 31 janvier à la veille de l'ouverture du Midem, les résultats de son rapport économique annuel.

Le Monde

« Le Brésil est un marché compliqué pour les sociétés étrangères »

Tous les ans, le Midem – il se tient à Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes) jusqu'au 4 février – choisit d'honorer un pays. Cette année, c'est le Brésil.

Le Monde

Justify concert ticket fees

Consumer group Which? has launched the second part of a campaign to get online ticketing companies to justify added costs to customers when buying tickets.


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