Music industry

Universal Music Group launches label dedicated to artists from the Middle East

The label aims to discover new talents from around the region and the Arab diaspora, bringing international attention to Arabic music and culture and creating new opportunities with partners, platforms and brands from around the world.

The National

Women in the Liberian music industry

Since the 1960s, the music industry of Liberia has been dominated and controlled by men, despite the fact that before the arrival of the recording industry in that decade, women were heading traditional music ceremonies.

Music in Africa

The music streaming debate: what the artists, songwriters and industry insiders say

Scores of music industry insiders including the artists Nile Rodgers, Nadine Shah and Ed O’Brien of Radiohead, as well as songwriters for stars such as Kylie Minogue, have hit out at an “archaic” streaming model that allows major labels to maximise their revenue while some musicians struggle to make minimum wage.

The Guardian

Universal Music, de l'enfer au paradis

Miraculée de la crise de l'industrie musicale, elle est la pépite de Vivendi.

Les Echos

Creció 7.4% el mercado de la música en 2020

El mercado mundial de la música creció 7.4% en 2020, impulsado por el streaming de pago, afianzando su recuperación tras los años negros de la piratería masiva en línea, indicó el martes la Federación Internacional de la Industria Fonográfica (IFPI).

La Jornada

Why the music industry is still fighting against piracy in 2021

The battle against digital music piracy is by no means over. Though streaming services stopped the early-noughties piracy frenzy that near-enough destroyed the music industry, stream-ripping and illegal music downloads are still rife across the internet.


Sony And The “Financialization” Of Music Catalogues

While the industry has grown about one-third from its 2014 nadir of about US$15bn, in inflation-adjusted terms the recorded music industry is still half the US$40bn it was at its peak in 2001.

FN Arena

Spotify to Launch in 85 New Markets

Spotify unveiled plans to launch in 85 new markets over the next few days, areas that represent more than 1 billion potential new listeners, according the company.


La nouvelle jeunesse de l'industrie musicale

Après Warner Music, les français Universal et Believe vont entrer en Bourse cette année. Un retour en grâce du secteur, porté par le streaming. Mais à quel prix ?


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