Music industry

Nigeria: Why Nigerian Musicians Don't Last With Their Record Labels

To say the music industry in Nigeria is presently booming like never before is an understatement. Many artistes are being introduced almost on weekly basis.

All Africa

Copyright watchdog urges industry dialogue

Music providers and website operators should meet to discuss the possibility of charging for music downloads on the Internet, a prominent copyright official said on Thursday.

China Daily

LPs With Goodies on the Side

In a large — but not quite large enough — warehouse here earlier this month, a young man was shrink-wrapping a set of chess pieces by hand. On the other side of the room, another young man was taking those packages and placing them, along with four vinyl LPs.

The New York Times

Universal Music Group Wins Appeal Against Grooveshark

In a closely watched digital copyright lawsuit, a panel of five judges in the New York State Supreme Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed a lower state court decision favoring Escape Media Group Inc., the operators of the music streaming site Grooveshark.

The Hollywood Reporter

Under 25s are behind a surge in vinyl sales

Research by ICM suggests 18 to 24-year-olds are buying more vinyl records than any other age group under 50.
It comes as record shops prepare to celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday.


Gracenote co-founder on ‘iPod day’ and better music through data

More than a decade ago, Gracenote received some cryptic advice from Apple to buy more servers. What followed — the launch of iTunes and iPod — blew up Gracenote's database to epic proportions and laid the groundwork for a metadata empire.


Guess Who's Behind the "Local Radio Freedom Act"?

To anyone who loves truly local radio as much as we do, the "Local Radio Freedom Act" — the latest in a series of Congressional rumblings related to copyright and royalty issues — may sound like a noble cause.

The Future of Music Coalition

IFPI's Recording Industry in Numbers 2013

The rise of music subscription services and the promising growth of emerging markets are among key highlights of IFPI's Recording Industry in Numbers 2013, the essential statistical analysis of the recorded music market worldwide.


Can Music Collectives Fill the Gap Between Labels and DIY ?

Over the past 15 years, Michael Starita has gotten to know many sides of the music industry. He's been a performer, an engineer, a producer, a studio owner. So he has a good understanding of how the business works—and how much things have changed.


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