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  • Interview With The Guy Who Killed The Music Industry

    Interview With The Guy Who Killed The Music Industry Did Napster co-founder Sean Parker kill the music industry by facilitating the illegal downloading of music via P2P? Here he is more than a decade and a few hundred million dollars in his pocket later talking about his latest start-up...
  • Is Taylor Swift The Smartest Person In Music?

    Is Taylor Swift The Smartest Person In Music? Maybe an exaggeration, but Taylor Swift certainly got attention when she pulled her catalogue from various streaming music services in protest of the low royalties being paid....
  • The Music Industry Is About To Change…

    The last 30 years reshaped the music business in a way we never could have imagined. Music as a product changed dramatically (e.g. from LPs to MP3s) and the ups and downs in worldwide sales would make the most hardened theme park visitor queasy. Nonetheless, we have yet to...
  • UK music industry generated £3.8bn in 2013

    UK Music Industry generated £3.8 billion The Guardian newspaper reported that the British music industry contributed £3.8bn to the UK economy in 2013, according to an annual trade report. With the sector seeing a 9% growth over the year before, lobbyists called for a stronger national copyright framework to increase...
  • Revenue Sources in the Music Industry

    By David Goldstein Watch the music industry’s revenue sources evolve over the years. Our friends over at Business Insider posted this interesting article and chart that shows how things have changed. The CD has slowly but surely been dying with the advent of the Internet. P2P services like Napster and...
  • Amazon Launches Spotify Competitor

    Amazon launches Spotify Competitor eCommerce giant Amazon launched a music streaming service that will compete head-on with Spotify, Pandora, Beats Music and Apple. With its Kindle tablets, Amazon has shown its ability to sell premium content in other categories such as books, film and TV successfully to its customers....
  • Will Spotify save or kill the music industry?

    Will Spotify save or kill the music industry? Love it or hate it, music streaming is here to stay. Spotify has pioneered another legal alternative to piracy – advertising-funded and paid subscription-based music streaming. Alas, the royalty rates for music streaming are much lower than for downloads and CD’s,...
  • The Future of Music Licensing

    Top executives discuss the present and future issues in music licensing at MIDEM. Key trends and their impact on the music business....
  • Making a living with music in a digital world

    Futurist Gerd Leonhard presents a rather fascinating view on the future of the music business in a digital world. Watch his keynote speech presented at MIDEM in 2012....