Music industry

Spotify, YouTube Music to End Free Streaming

Free streaming contributes a pittance to the overall music industry. So why not just kill it?

Digital Music News

L'industrie musicale génère toujours de l'argent, mais les gagnants ne sont plus les mêmes

Le marché de la musique est en pleine évolution depuis déjà plusieurs années, mais, pour la première fois, la vente de musique digitale dépasse les ventes physiques.

RTBF

Summer of Stats: The Musicbiz in figures

The summer of 2017 is shaping up to be a season of uncertainty. Some areas of the music industry are faltering while others appear to be doing remarkably well. New technology also is playing a role. How will it all play out? Only time will tell.

Midem

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.

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