Music industry

The indies are coming: Why a strong independent sector is good news for the entire music industry

No one really wants to say it out loud, but the numbers don’t lie. UK and global figures for music consumption both send the same message: the good times are finally coming back to the music biz.

Music Week

Asian-Americans Are Disrupting An Unwelcoming Music Industry

“It’s a different world now” — and one that’s leveling the playing field for Asian-American pop artists, who’ve traditionally been shut out of the American music industry.

Buzz Feed

La Fédération internationale de l’industrie phonographique en guerre contre YouTube

Dans le panorama 2017 de la consommation de musique, l’IFPI déplore la faible rémunération qu’accorde la filiale de Google aux artistes.

Le Monde

IFPI releases 2017 music consumer insight report

ased on research conducted by Ipsos Connect, the report examines the ways in which fans are engaging with recorded music across 13 of the world's leading music markets.

IFPI

China is fast becoming a leading market for music

The music industry may be flustered by doom and gloom stories in this post-streaming world, but the strategies of Tencent in China have undeniably changed the game.

Bandwagon

How India, The Global Music Industry's Sleeping Giant, Is Finally Waking Up

Even today, conversations among music executives often hark back to 1999, when the popularity of CDs brought annual global recorded music revenue to its all-time high of $14.6 billion. Yet for India, one of the industry’s most exciting markets today, such nostalgia is arguably irrelevant.

Forbes

Microsoft will soon shutter its music store and streaming service, move users to Spotify

You can’t fault Microsoft for trying, but Groove Music, its Spotify competitor, never took off.

Tech Crunch

Piratage : qu'est-ce que le "stream ripping", qui effraie tant l'industrie musicale ?

Malgré les progrès des offres légales, notamment du streaming audio et vidéo, 40% des internautes dans le monde écoutent de la musique en ligne de manière illégale. La pratique en vogue du "stream ripping" inquiète particulièrement l'industrie de la musique, mais elle n'est pas forcément illégale.

La Tribune

Streaming has pushed Latin music into the mainstream

Now six of YouTube’s top ten music videos are predominantly in Spanish. In August the Billboard Hot 100, which tracks streams, sales and radio plays, sported seven Latin hits. Just five graced the chart in all of 2016.

The Economist


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