Music industry

Amazon Launches On-Demand Music Streaming Service in U.K., Germany

Amazon’s head of music Steve Boom told Billboard last month that they wanted to "double down" on their investment in home-based voice technology.

Billboard

Les nouveaux modèles économiques de la musique

Le streaming, les algorithmes et le live, trois éléments qui sont en train de transformer l'industrie musicale.

France Culture

Music industry still plagued by pirated CDs

In the latest challenge for the battered music industry, pirates are flooding Amazon.com Inc. and other online retailers with counterfeit CDs that often cost nearly as much as the official versions and increasingly are difficult to distinguish from the real goods.

Market Watch

Le FIDC offre un tremplin vers des carrières musicales aux jeunes artistes

C’est justement pour soutenir des jeunes femmes africaines comme Edna que le Conseil international de la musique (CIM) a obtenu un financement du Fonds international pour la diversité culturelle (FIDC) de l’UNESCO pour son projet « Aider la jeunesse africaine à exploiter le potentiel du secteur musical ».

UNESCO

Kickass Torrents won't die, but the music industry is trying

How much does it cost to block a website like Kickass Torrents? According to Australia's internet service providers, AU$50 per domain.

CNet

Why Streaming Is Taking Over the Music Industry In One Handy Chart

Revenues are finally headed back up again.

Fortune

Chinese music industry sees dramatic change, emergence of an oligopoly

Piracy was significantly reduced after the National Copyright Administration issued a notice giving all online music service providers a July 2015 deadline to stop providing unauthorized music.

Global Times

Can Spotify dent streaming-averse Japan?

Spotify’s long-awaited launch last month has industry watchers wondering whether it will make a major breakthrough in altering Japan’s $3 billion music industry, where 80 percent of sales still come from CDs and other physical formats.

The Japan Times

Here's Why 2016 Is Set to Be Music Industry's Best Year Since 2009

or those willing to equate “total album consumption units” with good old-fashioned sales, at 411 million units in the first three quarters of 2016, the U.S. music industry appears set to enjoy its most robust year since 2009.

Billboard


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