Music industry

Rififi dans le secteur des droits voisins de la musique

En France, la perception et la répartition de la juteuse rémunération des passages en radio et de la copie privée est éclatée en plusieurs organismes. Les fusionner aurait du sens mais s'avère difficile.

Les Echos

Soundgarden, Tupac, Hole and more sue Universal Music over recordings destroyed in 2008 fire

It’s the first legal action taken since news surfaced last week of the extent of damage from the June 1, 2008, blaze that decimated a storage facility on the lot at Universal Studios Hollywood that housed a trove of recordings in UMG’s possession.

Los Angeles Times

Metadata is the biggest little problem plaguing the music industry

It’s a crisis that has left, by some estimations, billions on the table unpaid to musicians.

The Verge

Latin American and Asian cities are redefining how global hits happen

Joven digs into the data and finds that Mexico City and Santiago are the two biggest cities on Spotify by non-unique monthly listeners (São Paolo is fifth). Jakarta, Buenos Aires and Quezon City are also in the top 20.


How China's Boomplay beat Spotify and Apple to corner Africa's streaming market

Boomplay has become the largest streaming music service in Africa; it has 46 million users on the continent with a catalog of five million videos and songs, according to the company's figures.


Taylor Swift Has an Economics Lesson for You

The music business is a microcosm of the world economy.


À Quoi Ressemblera La Musique Après Le Remplacement D’iTunes

L’avènement de plateformes de streaming comme Spotify et Apple Music a largement rétabli les chiffres d’affaires de l’industrie de la musique, bien que sans les marges artificiellement gonflées qui allaient de paire avec le format CD.


Music Makes Up 5% of All Content on YouTube — And 20% of Total Views

Despite being one of the lowest paying royalty platforms, music is the number one format for engagement on YouTube.

Digital Music News

K-Pop Is More Global Than Ever

In 2018, the South Korean music market experienced a 17.9% increase in revenue growth, and it was described as “shifting from ‘potential’ to ‘power player.’” The country also ranked at No. 6 among the top 10 music markets worldwide.


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