Music industry

Spotify hits 138m premium subscribers as growth slows

The subscriber figure was “well above expectations” and grew in all regions in the three months to June 30, Spotify revealed in its Q2 report this week.

The Music Network

“Concerts debout touchés en plein cœur”

Dans une lettre ouverte publiée ce 23 juillet, salles de spectacles, lieux évènementiels, tourneur·euses, artistes, syndicats, labels, festivals et indépendant·es de l'industrie musicale française se mobilisent pour demander au gouvernement “des perspectives claires et cohérentes de scenarii et des échéances [...] afin de pouvoir travailler au redémarrage de [leurs] activités”.

Les InRocks

El streaming vence a la piratería y la facturación de la industria musical ya roza máximos históricos

En 2019, los ingresos generados por la industria musical rompieron la barrera los 20.000 millones de dólares.

Libre Mercado

Here is the future of music: monetized livestreams

Despite the increased interaction between musicians and their audiences, most of these online concerts come free of charge, thus, threatening how the music industry makes money.

Bandwagon

Good vibrations: how Bandcamp became the heroes of streaming

They waive their fees, raise cash for Juneteenth and champion everything from vaporwave to eco-grime. Founder Ethan Diamond explains how he did it.

The Guardian

Concerts Disappeared. Piano Sales Survived.

With their showrooms closed this spring, instrument dealers around the country report surprise at the robust numbers.

The New York Times

NetEase have made a large investment in an AI music composer

NetEase, a notable rival to Chinese tech company Tencent, have just made a $1.68 million investment in a new music AI company.

Routenote

Ringo Starr: «L’industrie musicale est très compliquée»

L’ex-Beatle vient de fêter ses 80 ans. Et il bat toujours ! Mais « les clubs où l’on peut jouer ont pratiquement disparu ; rien que de grands concerts axés sur l’argent », déplore-t-il.

Le Soir

“Fortnite”: un oasis para la industria musical durante la pandemia

La industria de la música y la de los videojuegos siempre estuvieron conectadas. Sobran los ejemplos a lo largo de los años que demuestran una comunión imprescindible.

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