Articles about music industry


Music Drives Social Media [MusicWatch]

Last updated: 09/23/2018

We know that social media is primary driver of music discovery and music sales. But the reverse is also true - music drives social media - according to a new study by veteran music

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Instrumental provides Major support for A&R Awards - Music Business Worldwide

Last updated: 09/23/2018

A&R is at the heart of everything fast-growing digital scouting firm Instrumental does. So it is perhaps no surprise – but definitely a great honour – that it has stepped up t

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Believe: We're not selling to Sony (but we are raising money) - Music Business Worldwide

Last updated: 09/21/2018

Music distribution and services company Believe has strongly refuted a report from Friday (July 14), which said the Paris-based firm was set to sell to Sony. Respected Japanese bu

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Warner acquires Songkick's concert discovery business - Music Business Worldwide

Last updated: 09/20/2018

Concert discovery app Songkick has been acquired by Warner Music Group – but the buyout excludes the company’s ticketing business, formerly known as Crowdsurge. The move will

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How Context Awareness Is The Next Frontier In The Music Industry

Last updated: 09/19/2018

Music-tech writer Cherie Hu takes a look at how context awareness can transform the creative process, and generate new revenue streams and business models for the music industry

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Robbie Williams becomes first patron of music and mental health charity Music Support

Last updated: 09/18/2018

Robbie Williams has become music and mental health charity Music Support's first ever patron. Music Support was founded in April 2016 by ithe singer's former tour manager Andy F

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Music Industry at Mid-Year Mark: Drake, Ed Sheeran Rule as Streams and Subscriptions Explode; Sales Still Slipping

Last updated: 09/17/2018

As 2017 hits the mid-year mark, BuzzAngle has released a new report on the state of the music industry. Among the highlights: audio streams are way up — 58.5% — reaching 179.8

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Jay-Z's 4:44, a TIDAL exclusive, illegally downloaded nearly 1m times in 3 days - Music Business Worldwide

Last updated: 09/17/2018

Jay-Z released his thirteenth solo album on Friday (June 30), and it’s been going down a storm with critics. The confessional nature of 4:44 has even led some to suggest it’s

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Beau Dermott signs to Decca Records, announces debut album

Last updated: 09/16/2018

Thirteen-year-old Britain’s Got Talent finalist Beau Dermott has signed a recording deal with Decca, it has been announced.  Following the teenager’s audition for the show in

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New edition of Music Week out now

Last updated: 09/16/2018

The new issue of Music Week is out now.  We speak to BBC Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper at the launch of the station's 50th anniversary programming, who tells us why the station i

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