Music industry

What’s Facebook’s game plan in music?

Little under two years ago, Facebook announced a global licensing deal with Universal Music Group – covering the use of music on FB, Instagram and VR platform Oculus. Over the following few months, we learned of similar agreements involving the likes of Warner Music Group, Sony/ATV (and Sony Music) and a host of independent labels via Merlin and others.

Music Business Worldwide

Concerts : l’arnaque est dans la place

De plus en plus de spectateurs se retrouvent sur le carreau avec des billets inutilisables un soir de concert. En cause, des sites de revente de places peu scrupuleux, notamment, Viagogo, domicilié dans un paradis fiscal, contre lequel l’industrie du live et même Google réagissent vigoureusement.

La Libre

Can Taylor Swift really rerecord her entire music catalogue?

Swift, like many artists, doesn’t own the master recordings to her older albums. Now, in a bold and unusual move, the pop star said she will rerecord at least five of the six albums she recorded under Big Machine Records, her former label, to create a second set of masters that she’ll have control over.

The Washington Post

How Neil Young’s failed anti-streaming business helped the music industry

Toward the end of music legend Neil Young’s recent memoir, he makes an admission: “I was wrong.”

Quartz

Why The Music Industry Is Banking On The Growth Of VR Concerts

Everyone knows the well-worn story of how, post-Napster, the music industry suffered a quasi-collapse, with revenues for 'physical' music tumbling from over $23 billion in 2001 to just under $5 billion in 2018.

Forbes

Deezer takes on Spotify with 5 new global podcast company partnerships

France-born music streaming service Deezer has reported a 250% growth in podcast usage on its platform over the last two years and is stepping up its capabilities in this space to make the most of what it’s describing as a podcast ‘boom’.

Music Business Worldwide

How Alibaba could challenge China's music streaming king

Tencent (TCEHY) dominates music streaming in China. Now rival tech titan Alibaba (BABA) is forging an alliance that could help it knock the leader down a peg.

CNN

It’s wrong to cut and paste Global North policies onto Africa’s music industries

Music streaming services have generated years of consistent revenue growth for rights holders in developed countries, making them the dominant source of revenue for recordings worldwide.

Music in Africa

Industrie musicale : la fabrique des tubes

L’industrie musicale est comme un archétype de l’économie en général : elle est devenue de plus en plus mondialisée et « winner-takes-all ».

Contrepoints


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