Music industry

Spotify reportedly opening in Middle East, North Africa

The Swedish streamer has not officially confirmed the move.

The Music Network

​Africa: The Rise of an Undervalued Music Powerhouse

The Sub-Saharan African music industry is a volcano waiting to erupt on the international scene. Talent abounds. The continent boasts a music-hungry population whose average age is under 20. And it is estimated that 500 million African citizens will own smartphones by 2020.

Midem

Vine and Musical.ly Transformed the Music Industry - Then disappeared

The story is almost a cliché at this point: a short-form video app gains millions of users, gets acquired by a massive tech conglomerate and reshapes the music industry’s understanding of A&R and celebrity, by treating consumers as producers and stars in their own right.

Music Business Worldwide

Live Nation's grip on music festivals 'stifling competition'

LiveNation owns Ticketmaster, the world’s largest ticketing company, which has a 46% share of the top 61 UK venue box offices. The US firm also manages more than 500 artists and promoted 30,000 concerts globally in 2017.

The Guardian

La tension est à son comble entre Spotify et l’industrie de la musique

Spotify, la plateforme de streaming musical basée à Stockholm, aux 180 millions d’utilisateurs et 75 millions d’abonnés payants, est dans la tourmente.

Siècle Digital

The Music Industry Has a New Tactic to Fight Google: #LoveMusic

In a collective effort, the music industry has banded together to ensure Google finally pays music creators fairly. But will the #LoveMusic campaign work?

Digital Music News

Will Artificial Intelligence Penetrate The Music Industry?

While algorithms have been used for a good while now to detect musical taste and make recommendations on streaming services, they are now beginning to be deployed to make music itself.

Head Stuff

The music industry speaks out against the abuse of free work culture

The oversaturation of qualified music workers (and the tiny pool of full-time jobs available) means the more proven experience in your field, the better your odds at employment.

The Music Network

Youtube download sites are biggest piracy threat to music industry

A third of young people use sites that illegally convert videos from Youtube to MP3 files, but a major crackdown is underway.

The Independent


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