Articles about music industry


Warner buys Spinnin' Records in $100m+ deal - Music Business Worldwide

Last updated: 10/16/2018

MBWtold you back in May that some of the business’s most powerful companies were battling to acquire Dutch dance label Spinnin’ Records for mega-money – and now, we have a vi

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Music Industry Will Hit $41 Billion By 2030 According to New Goldman Sachs Report

Last updated: 10/14/2018

The global recorded music industry will grow into a nearly $41 billion behemoth by 2030, thanks largely to the growth of streaming, according to Goldman Sachs analyst Lisa Yang and

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Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold and Grizzly Bear Discuss the State of the Music Industry

Last updated: 10/14/2018

Fleet Foxes recently returned with Crack-Up—their first album in six years. Grizzly Bear just released Painted Ruins—their first album in five years. Robin Pecknold sat down wi

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Taylor Swift breaks all-time day one Spotify record with Look What You Made Me Do - Music Business Worldwide

Last updated: 10/13/2018

Taylor Swift’s new single is doing the business on streaming services. Look What You Made Me Do, which was released at 11.30pm ET on Thursday (August 24), broke the day-one Spot

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Nicki Minaj Denies Cardi B Diss On “No Flag”

Last updated: 10/13/2018

Since Bodak Yellow took over the summer, people have not let Cardi B pave her own lane in the music industry. Media, fans and the public in general have been claiming that Cardi wi

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Warner and Sony buy $200m of shares in Tencent Music Entertainment ahead of streaming company's US IPO - Music Business Worldwide

Last updated: 10/12/2018

MBW has started digging through Tencent Music Entertainment’s IPO filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.  It hasn’t taken us long to spot the names of the majo

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Tech back control: Why there's no stopping the music industry's technology revolution

Last updated: 10/12/2018

We learned many things at the inaugural Music Week Tech Summit Together With O2 last week. See this week's print edition of Music Week for more on that but – amidst all the stunn

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Unilever launches its own music 'label' with Axe deodorant (but make sure you read the fine print) - Music Business Worldwide

Last updated: 10/12/2018

Consumer goods giant Unilever is entering the music rights business… sort of. One of the company’s grooming brands for men, Axe, has partnered with SoundCloud to launch a musi

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The best Reading & Leeds Festival moments: By the Music Week staff

Last updated: 10/11/2018

This extended weekend marks the return of Reading And Leeds Festival. From Kurt Cobain emerging onstage in a wheelchair, to Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose singing through a megaphone

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Why Indie Bands Go Major Label in the Streaming Era

Last updated: 10/11/2018

On August 6, Arcade Fire celebrated their third straight No. 1 album, Everything Now. But the band’s Columbia Records debut had glaringly low streaming numbers, and by the follow

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