Music industry

Vivendi Closes $3.3B Sale Of Universal Music Group Stake To China’s Tencent

The deal, which was first announced in December, values Universal Music at €30B ($33B). Universal operates labels responsible for artists including The Beatles, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Nirvana.


Could Hip-Hop’s Next Global Superstar Emerge From India?

Mass Appeal India, a joint venture spawned out of Universal Music and Nas’ record label, sees immense potential in a market the industry has traditionally overlooked.

Rolling Stones

African musicians share strategies amid coronavirus

Music In Africa spoke to a number of African musicians, and one artist manager, about how the coronavirus has affected their livelihood and what they plan to do to weather the storm.

Music in Africa

Musicians ask Spotify to triple payments to cover lost concert revenue

Bandcamp relaxes charges in light of Covid-19 but there is growing pressure on streaming services to compensate artists more fairly.

The Guardian

Les ventes d'albums n'ont jamais été aussi basses depuis... 1960

Alors que l’épidémie du coronavirus sévit lourdement dans le monde entier, les répercussions se font ressentir dans l’industrie musicale.


How the Music Industry Can Do Better for Female Songwriters and Producers

March is International Women’s Month, in which we recognize women everywhere and the advancements that have been made for female rights and representation. However, equity and balance in gender representation has a ways to go in both music and society at large.


Sustainability in the music industry

As music is intangible, we often forget that it too leaves an imprint on our environment, and that the fashion, technology or energy industries are not the sole culprits.


Coronavirus Should Be a Turning Point for the Music Industry

SXSW is canceled. Coachella is delayed. Live Nation and AEG tours are suspended. Broadway is going dark. Some TV talk shows continue, eerily absent their lively studio audiences.


Tencent Music generated over $1bn from online music last year

In potentially troubling news for record labels banking on TME to drive their revenues in China, however, the company continues to commit to growing what it calls “long-form audio” – i.e. podcast and audiobooks – on its platforms, which could potentially eat into music royalty payouts in the future.

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