Music industry

Musicians Sing for a Cause That’s Their Own

In the music industry's big fights over issues like copyright and royalties, it's usually the titans — record conglomerates, Silicon Valley giants — that clash. But as individual musicians feel squeezed by the digital revolution, they are beginning to speak out in increasing numbers.

The New York Times

Obscured by clouds: streaming music’s effect on Norway

In the heated debate over streaming music's sustainability, we seem to be gridlocked between claims of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek as the digital Messiah of the music industry, and artists' outcry about exploitative payouts and a poor economy.


Ghana: There is massive corruption in the music industry

The President of the Music Council of Ghana, Ekow Micah yesterday described corrupt leaders in the Ghanaian music industry as thieves and nation wreckers, warning that the council will use all avenues to uproot them and destroy their criminal operations.

Ghana Web

Songcoin: A Digital Currency for the Music Industry

Bitcoin spin-offs are generally a big joke. Now there's a new digital currency that has very real goals and applications, but achieving these goals won't be easy.

Digital Music News

Music streaming services may need to branch out

This year promises to be the year of music streaming, but the audio revolution could all be over before it's even begun if a report from Generator Research is as accurate as its authors claim.

Yahoo News

In The Digital Era, Hit Songs Aren't Everything

Today marks the 100th anniversary of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, an organization that keeps track of "performances" of songs by its members and then tries to make certain those members get paid.


The Court Battle That Could Change The Way Musicians Are Paid

As the music industry races toward a future of digital streams and smartphone apps, its latest crisis centers on a regulatory plan that has been in place since "Chattanooga Choo Choo" was a hit.

The New York Times

YouTube reveals $1bn music payouts, but some labels still unhappy

Google's Video service may be 'all-in on music', but rightsholder unrest at its parent company persists.

The Guardian

African musicians absent in IFPI top 10 global recording artistes of 2013

African music superstars including Nigeria's D'banj, Psquare and Tuface were left out of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, IFPI, list of top 10 global recording artists of 2013.

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