Music industry

How 30-Year-Old Rihanna Changed The Music Industry

Yes, RiRi is often given props for her status as a cultural influencer. What sometimes gets lost in the conversation surrounding her, however, is the singer's historic impact on the world of pop music.

Refinery 29

Sony is technically the biggest music company in the world

When asked who the biggest music rights company in the world is today, most people’s minds would immediately leap to Universal – and for good reason.

Music Business Worldwide

Musique : quelle major a dominé 2017 ?

Toujours tirées par le streaming, les trois grandes maisons de disques ont présenté des résultats financiers positifs.

Les Echos

Music industry urges new EU presidency to support safe harbour reform

The music industry – and other copyright owning sectors – all reckon that user-upload websites like (and principally) YouTube are exploiting the so-called safe harbour in EU law in order to operate a streaming service that pays much lower royalties to rights owners.


Business Lessons From NAMM 2018 And The Music Industry

One of the educational events at NAMM 2018 was Retail Bootcamp. As I listened to the afternoon speaker, Larry Bailin, I was not all that surprised to learn that what the music industry is going through is actually happening in every industry.


Apple music has topped 36m subscribers worldwide

Apple Music’s paying subscriber base has surpassed 36m worldwide – a figure which remains about half the size of Spotify’s equivalent premium audience.

Music Business Worldwide

L'industrie de la musique pas réconciliée avec YouTube

Les nouveaux accords avec Universal, Sony et Warner sous-estiment encore les redevances auxquelles les majors de la musique estiment avoir droit.

Les Echos

Facebook Just Signed a Deal With the Largest Music Publisher In the World

Facebook’s music ambitions are rapidly taking shape, thanks to a pair of momentous deals. Late last year, the social network finalized a groundbreaking pact with Universal Music Group, which includes Universal Music Publishing Group.

Digital Music News

Spotify Is Said to Be Going Public in Early 2018

Spotify is finally ready to go public.

The New York Times

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