Music industry

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.


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

Streaming has now taken over the music industry and A.I. will push it into the stratosphere

The fragile U.S. music industry saw retail revenues from recorded music grow 11.4 percent in 2016.


How to Fix Spotify’s Business Model and Save the Music Industry

Wall Street doesn’t care that Spotify isn’t profitable. They care that Spotify doesn’t have a realistic plan to become profitable.

Digital Music News

SoundCloud needs more money, or it may sell at a fire-sale price

In 2014, the streaming music service thought it was worth $700 million. It could sell for much less.


Mental Health And The Music Industry

Many are considering 2016 to have been a breakthrough year for mental health in the music industry, with the topic making frequent appearances at panel discussions and in studies. Here we look at important questions surrounding mental health in the music industry, and how the issue rose to prominence.


Vinyl vs streaming

Experts in streaming and vinyl explain how they're adjusting to a continuously evolving industry.

The Independent

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