Music industry

The Streaming Problem: How Spammers, Superstars, and Tech Giants Gamed the Music Industry

On a website with more than 100 million active daily users, there are plenty of ways to game the system, be it for attention, or, if the streams pile up enough, profit.

Vulture

Why Streaming Is No Longer An Existential Threat To The Music Industry

“The rapid adoption of streaming platforms by consumers has generated engagement with music on a scale that we’ve never seen before.”

ARC

Two Major Mid-Year Reports Show A Growing Music Industry

Two new studies by leading music industry data and analytics firms BuzzAngle and Nielsen offer a deep dive into music consumption in the first half of 2017.

HypeBot

So… who’s actually behind Spotify’s fake artists?

Across just the names mentioned here, this music has racked up more than 75m Spotify streams to date.

Music Business Worldwide

L’industrie du disque en Centrafrique

Si partout ailleurs, beaucoup se font de l’argent dans la production et la commercialisation des disques musicaux, en République centrafricaine, la réalité est, de loin, différente : l’industrie du disque est aujourd’hui quasi inexistante.

Music in Africa

Is Sony about to buy Believe Digital in a nine-figure deal?

Distribution and label services specialist Believe (previously known as Believe Digital) is up for sale – and could be going to a major label.

Music Business Worldwide

Gibson Brands transforms guitar-making into diverse 'music lifestyle' firm

“Technology is a wonderful thing, but technology doesn’t always sit well [with consumers], mostly because there’s not enough marketing dollars to let everybody know what it’s all about.”

The Los Angeles Times

Elon Musk’s Tesla looks set to launch its own music streaming service

US-based luxury car group has reportedly been speaking to major labels.

Music Business Worldwide

The Incredible Shrinking Royalty Check: Apple Music Joins Spotify In Demanding Lower Payments To Artists, Labels

It was inevitable that other music streamers would seek reductions after Spotify negotiated lower royalty payments.

HypeBot


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