Music industry

How Taylor Swift’s big demand will affect $280m+ of Universal’s money

To understand the profundity of this gesture — and the extent of its surprising selflessness — requires a brief bit of background.

Music Business Worldwide

Latin Concerts Translate to Big Business in Europe

Recently, Rosalía played a showcase in London for her label, The Village Underground, singing in Spanish as usual. But it wasn't just Latin fans who turned out for the show.


The future looks bleak for the album – can it be saved?

Make no mistake, the album is fighting for its life.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify lance une section dédiée à la musique africaine

Le géant du streaming lance une nouvelle section Afro pour promouvoir la musique en provenance du continent africain.

Pan African Music

Inside the booming business of background music

Once derided, the successors to muzak have grown more sophisticated – and influential – than any of us realise.

The Guardian

CISAC Gloabl Report

Digital royalties to creators top €1 billion as global collections rise 6.2% to €9.6 billion.


An Immodest Proposal for the Music Industry

From the 1940s to the 1960s, countless millions of people would put a dime in a jukebox to have a single piece of music played for them, one time. If they wanted to hear it again, or to play another song, they'd put in another dime.

Linux Journal

YouTube Has Allegedly Paid $6 Billion to the Music Industry

In a self-serving report, Google touts its own ability to stop anti-piracy and YouTube’s apparent inflated payments to the music industry. But, why can’t anyone independently verify the information?

Digital Music News

One Reason Music's Hottest CDs Are Out of Stock

During the last month, four hit titles issued by UMG have been swept off the shelves by fans and put on back order, or, in some cases, weren't even in stores on their release dates.


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