Music industry

SoundCloud Saved By The Bell Of A Big Chunk Of Financing

SoundCloud and the uploads of its many rappers, producers, noise bands and nascent podcasts are safe, for now.

NPR

Thanks to streaming services, China’s consumers have begun paying for music

The market is dominated by one company: Tencent, the biggest of the country’s online giants.

The Economist

'Despacito' Effect: Behind This Year's Latin Music Revolution

"Despacito" and "Mi Gente" are leading a surge of Spanish-language songs on the charts as mainstream artists and labels get in on the action.

Billboard

YouTube Music rémunérerait plus les artistes que ses concurrents

YouTube cherche à faire grimper sa cote de popularité chez les artistes et tente pour cela de les toucher au porte-monnaie. L'idée étant de leur rappeler le potentiel qu'a YouTube sur le marché musical tout en cherchant à se montrer plus transparent.

Les Numériques

Latin America Leads the Way in Music Revenue Growth

Latin America showed the highest increase for any region internationally.

Billboard

Spotify Could Be Forced To Pay Songwriters

Spotify was recently hit with a lawsuit for $345 million plus after its failure to fork over cash on mechanical licenses for the Bluewater Music Services Corp. This is, however, by no means the first time Spotify has been hit with such a suit.

HypeBot

Amazon Is Now The 3rd Biggest Music Subscription Service

But Amazon’s achievement is even more impressive than it first appears.

Music Industry Blog

The recording industry in Africa

The recording of sound is arguably the most important aspect of music-making. It is the process through which soundwaves are immortalised for future generations to enjoy and learn from.

Music in Africa

Sony to start making vinyl records again after 30-year

Three decades after it abandoned vinyl production, Sony says it will start making records again on the back of surging demand for the retro music format.

Daily Mail


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