Music industry

Spotify acquires blockchain firm to build ‘a more transparent music industry’

Spotify has acquired the team behind Mediachain Labs – a New York-based startup specializing in blockchain technology.

Music Business Worldwide

Le marché mondial de la musique confirme son regain de forme

Dans son rapport annuel tout juste publié, la fédération internationale annonce un chiffre d'affaires global qui s'élève à 15,7 milliards de dollars pour 2016, en hausse de 5,9 % par rapport à l'année précédente.

Les Numériques

IMPACT conference aims to get more women in the music industry

The conference brings together creators, record labels, content platforms (that’s us!) and creative entrepreneurs to discuss how to make best use of digital tools when working in the music industry.

True Africa

How music distribution is changing

Spotify pulled most of rapper Jay Z’s catalog of music from its streaming platform last Friday at the request of the artist, who owns Tidal – a smaller streaming service whose subscriber base trails behind Apple Music and Amazon.

Tech Wire Asia

How Significant Is the Music Industry's Rebound?

Last year saw an upturn in profits thanks to gains in streaming—but many more users will have to sign up in order for growth to continue.

The Atlantic

Spotify revenues topped $2bn last year as losses hit $194m

Net losses stood at a painful $194m (€173.1m), but these grew much slower – widening by just 6.7% compared to 2014.

Music Business Worldwide

Pourquoi l’industrie musicale a besoin de la blockchain

La Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique (SACEM) a annoncé une alliance avec ses homologues américains et britanniques pour mettre au point un système commun d'identification des œuvres utilisant la technologie blockchain.

Challenges

IMPACT Music Conference 2017: Women Allowed?

The aim of the conference is to develop a space to discuss, act, share, learn and understand that space called the Music Industry, and how to create equal opportunities for women in this sector.

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Rock's the new jazz and vinyl's so-called revival

I’m leaving the Guardian after 11 great years covering music – years during which a great deal has changed in the way music is created and sold.

The Guardian


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