Music industry

Africa’s music industry grows to its own beat

Africa's music business is booming, led by Nigeria, and data on its contribution to growth are starting to emerge.

This Is Africa

Why should the music industry care about the net neutrality debate?

That headline isn't meant to sound negative: the music industry should definitely care about this week's debate around net neutrality in the US, and what its implications may be for digital music services in the future.


Why is the music industry so cross with Google?

The IFPI and RIAA have renewed their attack on the internet giant, claiming broken promises over tackling piracy.

The Guardian

Four Fearless Predictions For The Music Industry In 2014

In the past 12 months, we've seen new releases by acts from Jay Z to Katy Perry, continued sparring between streaming services and rights holders–and twerking. So much twerking.


Why Music Streaming Is More Lucrative For Labels

In the great streaming royalty debate, the focus has been on tiny royalty rates per stream.


Springing leaks – how musicians are standing up to the marketeers

It's been called a revolution in music PR: a brave new world that involves sitting around doing naff all.

The Indipendent

Top List of Most-Pirated Artists in 2013

Musicmetric's numbers represent albums and tracks downloaded using BitTorrent, a protocol for peer-to-peer file sharing that enables the transfer of large files.


Call for major record labels to change for digital age

Over the past 20 years the music industry has had to deal with plummeting CD sales, online piracy and new ways of listening to music via the internet.


UK Police Intellectual Property Goes Global

A ground-breaking initiative led by the new Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) to target websites providing unauthorised access to copyrighted content has shown an immediate global impact.


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