Music industry

How data is transforming the music industry

Fifteen years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the iPod. Since then, most music fans have understood this has radically changed how they listen to music.

The Conversation

Nigeria’s Afrobeats Music Scene Is Booming, but Profits Go to Pirates

Artists across the world battle illegal sales of their work. But Nigeria’s piracy problem is so ingrained that music thieves worry about rip-offs of their rip-offs, slapping warning labels on pirated CDs to insist that “lending is not allowed.”

The New York Times

7 Ways to Make Money as a Musician

Wouldn't be nice to be a full-time musician?

Music Industry How To

‘We have been very disruptive to the music industry’

Napster bosses on the rise, fall and rise of the ‘revolutionary’ music service.

Metro

L’industrie musicale ouest-africaine est en plein boom

A la vitalité artistique répond une vitalité économique. Les grandes « majors » de l’industrie musicale ne s’y sont pas trompées et se ruent à Abidjan ou Lagos.

RFI

How The Music Industry Is Putting Itself Out Of Business

There was once a time when mid-level bands with a modest following could make a pretty decent living playing music. They’d put out a record, sell a couple hundred thousand copies and then go on tour to promote it.

Forbes

Meet the streaming service with 20m users…that’s also a record label

One of the most-discussed ideas in today’s record business is the concept of Spotify ‘becoming a record label’ by signing and developing artists.

Music Business Worldwide

How Brands Are Betting On Music, With Help From Pro Playlist Curators

You might not know where, you might not know when, but chances are you’ve heard a playlist that Danny Turner and his team of music designers put together.

Forbes

‘It’s two hit songs then off’ – artists fight festivals’ shorter sets

Insiders say ‘stack ’em high’ formula of packing as many bands in as possible is driving performers away.

The Guardian


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