Music industry

Cassette tape sales had their best year since 2012

Cassette Tapes are in the midst of a revival: Nielsen reported last year that sales rose 74 percent to 129,000 units sold.

The Verge

Streaming: The Music Industry's Match.com

Streaming gives people what they want. Vast catalogs, immediate access, and personalized recommendations are features not available from legacy markets. Brick-and-mortar retail and AM/FM won’t always reflect what people want to hear.

HypeBot

Inaugural ACCES music conference sets bar high

The first edition of the Music in Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) concluded on Saturday 18 November with delegates giving the thumbs up to an event that saw music industry players and more than 500 participants from Africa and beyond descend on Dakar, Senegal, for two days of networking, panel discussions, showcases and presentations.

Music in Africa

How To Think About Artificial Intelligence In The Music Industry

One of the goals of the industrial revolution was to have machines simulate physical tasks to produce outputs more efficiently. Fast forward to the present. The purpose of artificial intelligence, also known as AI, is to simulate any mental task.

Forbes

Comment les boîtes à talents chamboulent l’industrie musicale

Outre-Atlantique, Chance The Rapper ou encore Frank Ocean ont bousculé les labels en profitant d’un écosystème en crise pour se lancer en indépendants.

Numerama

"Massive Victory" For Songwriters, Publishers As Court Allows Fractional Licensing

In a major victory for songwriters and publishers, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled against the U.S. Department of Justice which had sought to end the practice of fractional music licensing.

HypeBot

The Problem with Muzak

The music world continues to be exceedingly vulnerable, and there are looming questions that desperately need to be addressed. Most important: How can artists distribute and sell their work in a digital economy beholden to ruthlessly commercial and centralized interests?

The Baffler

How does free ‘promotion’ fit in to the music-streaming era?

“The industry’s problem to solve is we’ve been addicted to promotion for the entire time that the music industry has existed. We’ve always given stuff away to sell something. But that mindset in the consumption world just doesn’t really stack up...”

MusicAlly

Latino Artists Are Behind 7 of YouTube’s Most-Watched Music Videos of 2017

As of this year, YouTube is the most popular streaming service in the world, with over 1 billion users worldwide. According to a recent study, 27 percent of global streaming subscribers hail from Latin America.

Remezcla


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