Music industry

Spotify tops 50m subscribers as growth rate slows down

It’s an impressive climb, and over double the latest equivalent figure from Apple Music – but actually represents a slowdown in subscriber growth percentage terms.

Music Business Worldwide

Why music ownership matters

Is the shift from owning songs to streaming them eroding listener loyalty and reducing the cultural impact of music?

The Smart Set

African music market set for growth as CISAC and Aripo sign memorandum of understanding

An agreement to strengthen copyright and further economic growth in the creative sectors across Africa has been signed by CISAC and the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation.

Music Business Worldwide

Are the major labels in danger of turning music streaming into a monopoly owned by Apple?

While streaming services are losing millions of dollars, artists and songwriters are fighting to get compensated fairly for creating the songs that make those services popular.

Music Business Worldwide

Daniel Ek, personnalité la plus puissante de l’industrie musicale

Le créateur de la plate-forme de streaming Spotify a pris la tête du classement publié chaque année par le magazine Billboard.

Les Echos

Anghami, The ‘Spotify of the Middle East,’ Boasts 30 Million Users

The Middle East counts with a population over 400 million. Yet, in just five years, Middle Eastern streamer Anghami has claimed over 33 million users and counting.

Digital Music News

Streaming Music Pricing: Inelastic Stretching

Pricing has long been an issue for streaming music subscriptions, with the $/€/£ 9.99 price point above what most people spend on music each month.

Music Industry Blog

Is Spotify Going Bankrupt In 2017? Wall Street Delivers Another Red Flag

Spotify is a damn good streaming music service. And they’re beating almost everyone at this game. But at what cost?

Digital Music News

Ways The Music Industry Can Change For The Better

2016 saw a lot of lawsuits and lobbying in regards to changes in the music industry. Here are a few major issues that need to be resolved in 2017 and beyond to help sustain the music business.


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