Music industry

Snapchat pledges to pay $1m to creators every day until end of 2020

Snapchat has launched a new feature called Spotlight “to shine a light on the most entertaining Snaps created by the Snapchat community”.

Music Business Worldwide

Can Japan’s vibrant record culture survive the COVID-19 pandemic?

Japan’s love affair with vinyl is a long one, and many of the country’s stores have been around for decades.

The Japan Times

Spotify will promote artists' songs to more users if they agree to lower royalty payments

Artists will request that Spotify recommend tracks to more listeners. In exchange, they get lower royalties, but Spotify has not said how much lower.

Business Insider

Au Moyen-Orient, les ambitions du streaming pour une industrie musicale à la peine

Oubliés le piratage généralisé, les chansons postées gratuitement sur internet et les chaînes de clips démodés: les géants du streaming tentent de rafraîchir une industrie musicale arabe qui n'est plus à la page, en retard à l'ère du numérique payant.

Ouest France

Spotify se está planteando añadir nuevas suscripciones al margen de la música, ¿para qué?

La plataforma musical de streaming está desarrollando nuevos planes de pago para uno de los contenidos que más se consumen a diario.

La Sexta

5 ways the African music industry is changing its own narrative

From Lagos to Abidjan and Kampala, artists and executives are taking action to shake their local industries by building local business adapted to local realities to nurture their talent and bring their music and creativity to the world.


MPs to investigate whether artists are paid fairly for streaming music

At present, Spotify is believed to pay between £0.002 and £0.0038 per stream, while Apple Music pays about £0.0059. YouTube pays the least - about £0.00052 (or 0.05 pence) per stream.


Why Kanye West's fight for his masters marks a changing music industry

The rapper has likened record labels to slave ships and is seeking to regain ownership of his music. It’s a struggle across the industry, with new players giving power back to artists.

The Guardian

L'industrie musicale face à la crise sanitaire

Face aux annulations des événements, tout le secteur mise sur les concerts en ligne, pour retrouver le bonheur de jouer et renflouer, un peu, les caisses.

France Musique

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