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Music industry

South Africa is one of the top markets for K-pop in Africa

K-pop, or Korean pop, can feature a range of musical styles, including "Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, Jazz, Reggae, Disco, and even traditional and folk Korean musical stylings", states the press release. K-pop is usually performed by Korean artists known as idols.

News24

Arab artists urge MENA music festivals to favor local talent after Soundstorm success

Saudi Arabia’s investment in music and the local population’s passion for discovering and engaging in regional content is acting as a catalyst for up-and-coming Riyadh-based musicians to pursue the art as a career.

Al Arabiya

Musicians in French-speaking Africa eye global market through streaming

The wildfire popularity of streaming platforms has hoisted Nigerian and other artists from English-speaking Africa to unprecedented popularity around the world.

France24

Streaming : entre 1 et 3 milliards d'écoutes sur les plateformes musicales considérées comme frauduleuses en France

Ces fausses écoutes de musique en ligne ou "fake streams" permettent à certains artistes de gagner en visibilité. Selon les données fournies par Spotify, Qobuz et Deezer, le rap est le genre musical le plus concerné.

France Info

La encrucijada de Spotify: domina la industria de la música, pero sigue sin ser rentable

La estrategia de Spotify con los podcast no parece estar saliéndole del todo bien. A nivel de cuentas la plataforma sigue siendo como una startup crecidita.

Hypertextual

‘Music could wither’: new report finds 98% of musicians concerned about rising costs in the UK

A study by charity Help Musicians has found a combination of the cost of living crisis, Brexit and energy and food price increases has left many struggling.

The Guardian

Can the music industry fix the climate crisis?

Records made from sugar and climate certificates are just some of the music industry’s efforts to improve on sustainability.

Science Norway

Music NFTs Aren’t Listening to Market Conditions

Music NFTs are having a moment. From major record labels such as Warner Music Group to artists like Steve Aoki and 3LAU, the music industry is seeking opportunities to leverage Web3 to better monetize their work.

Blockworks

What Recession? Music Companies Keep Growing, Despite Economic Downturn

Music companies’ quarterly results in October and November were a bright spot amid a mostly bleak earnings season.

Billboard


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