Music industry

Why Japan has more old-fashioned music stores than anywhere else in the world

For many people, the days of wandering into a store, browsing the shelves, and walking out with music stored on plastic are a distant memory. In Japan, however, the CD is still king.

Quartz

Samsung is shutting down Milk Music in September

Samsung users are going to have to find a new way to listen to music: the company announced that it would be shuttering its streaming radio service Milk Music.

The Verge

Copyrights, royalties and music piracy in Congo-Brazzaville

In July 2015, Brazzaville hosted the 10th Pan-African Music Festival (FESPAM). After the festivities, local musicians went back to their daily lives, usually facing financial challenges.

Music in Africa

Et si la blockchain était la solution aux problèmes de droits d’auteur dans l'industrie musicale ?

L'arrivée des plateformes de téléchargement et de streaming Spotify, Apple Music ou Deezer a déréglé tout le système de droits d'auteur dans l'industrie musicale. Mais une start-up entend résoudre le problème avec une technologie : la blockchain.

Mashable

China's QQ Music is actually profitable while Spotify and other streaming providers struggle

While more people move to streaming music over downloading as a consumption method, global providers like Spotify still struggle to turn a profit.

Mashable

Inside YouTube's War With the Music Industry

YouTube, with more than 1 billion users, is the most popular source for music streaming on the Internet. But it's become a source of frustration for artists including Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Beck, Kings of Leon and others, who recently signed an open letter to Congress calling for reform on the law that allows YouTube to host millions of unauthorized videos.

Rolling Stone

Could Blockchain Technology Bankrupt Spotify? A Music Revolution

Blockchain will transform the music industry in the next 10 years. You can bet on it. YouTube & Spotify better be paying close attention or else.

Best the News

Tech Giants Boast an Edge in Music Streaming

For Apple, Amazon and Alphabet, subscription services are seen as a sideline to fund other ambitions.

The Wall Street Journal

Nigerian Music Industry to Mark "No Music Day"

Themed "The Monetisation of Musical Content in the Digital Space" the event is a day the music industry has dedicated to bring the attention of the Nigerian nation to the widespread infringement of the rights of songwriters, composers, performers, music publishers, record labels and other stakeholders in the music industry.

All Africa


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