Music industry

Deezer is now a $1.4bn company – with a big opportunity in Mexico

The Spotify rival, majority owned by Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries, has just struck a major deal which it believes will “shake up audio streaming in Mexico” – and could help it establish its goal to become the No.2 streaming company in multiple regions across LATAM.

Music Business Worldwide

The Rise and Rise of Music Podcasts

Podcasts are firmly part of our media diet – with some turning into huge brands and others happy to cater to the most niche of interests.

MusicAlly

Connecting African listeners to the global music scene: Inside China’s Startups

Boomplay was introduced in 2015, as a pre-installed music player on Tecno, a smartphone brand owned by Chinese company Transsion, also recognized as the “Cellphone King of Africa,” when the phone maker looked beyond hardware and beefed up its internet offerings to lure African users.

KrAsia

Le livestream, un espoir fragile pour l'industrie de la musique

Le format livestream devient tendance alors que les salles de concerts voient s'éloigner à 2021 la possibilité d'ouvrir à nouveau leurs portes. Mais le modèle encore balbutiant est bien loin de compenser les pertes du secteur, au présent, comme à l'avenir.

Les Echos

Música, industria y pandemia: ecos de una crisis

¿A qué se enfrenta el sector de la música independiente con la llegada de la pandemia, y a consecuencia el confinamiento?

Radiónica

Tencent now controls 10% of Universal, 9% of Spotify… and nearly 2% of Warner Music Group

Tencent’s ownership of minority stakes in two of the world’s ‘big three’ music rights companies is made a touch more interesting by the fact that the Chinese giant may soon find itself opposite both Warner and Universal at the negotiating table.

Music Business Worldwide

Twitch’s Streaming Boom Is Jolting the Music Industry

Long an afterthought to YouTube, Instagram and TikTok, Twitch has won over musicians. Now it must deal with their lawyers.

Bloomberg

What will the music industry leave behind when lockdown lifts?

Lockdown has taught us many things. But amidst the constant Groundhog Days of Zoom calls and crossed out diary entries, it has been particularly good for realising the things you can’t live without – and rationalising the ones that no longer seem quite so necessary.

Music Week

No Audience? No Problem. Full Production Concerts Are Returning to Empty Venues

Shows like Jason Isbell at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville and Rauw Alejandro at El Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan are a stopgap investment in a stalled live music industry.

Billboard


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