Music industry

This Is the Scariest Thing I’ve Ever Seen About Internet Privacy

They say privacy is dead. Well if that’s the case, this is what they’re playing at the funeral.

Digital Music News

China: exclusive music copyrights bad for industry

Current model could have adverse impact on the creation and circulation of music and lead to the revival of counterfeits.

Asia Times

How we're falling out of love with downloads

A generation raised on apps and digital downloads is turning back to real things you can touch, smell and show off.

Daily Mail

Only Paying Spotify Subscribers Will Have Access to Taylor Swift’s New Album

This morning, Bloomberg reported that Taylor Swift is withholding her latest album from Spotify for a full week. But once the album finally arrives on Spotify, there may be some unexpected restrictions.

Digital Music News

L’industrie du disque en Érythrée

L’absence de données économiques fiables affecte l’évaluation de l'industrie de la musique dans la plupart des pays africains. L'Érythrée ne fait pas exception.

Music in Africa

African Music Development Programme connects East African universities

The African Music Development Programme (AMDP) was a three-year project supported by the International Music Council (IMC) to foster networking and strengthen the infrastructure of the African music industry.

Music in Africa

No alternative: how brands bought out underground music

Timberland hosts rap gigs. Princess Nokia makes films for Maybelline. And Red Bull is the new school of rock. Have brand partnerships destroyed counterculture? Or are they all that’s keeping it alive?

The Guardian

Why Discogs Is Ready To Serve Much More Than Just Music

The music industry may be relying more and more on digital formats for its financial success, but physical music database and marketplace Discogs continues to grow its business—and is now making the ambitious case that other verticals should follow suit.


The indies are coming: Why a strong independent sector is good news for the entire music industry

No one really wants to say it out loud, but the numbers don’t lie. UK and global figures for music consumption both send the same message: the good times are finally coming back to the music biz.

Music Week

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