How The Recorded Music Industry Could Be Reshaped By Year’s End

As with so many things involving this pandemic, the impact on the recorded music industry is uncertain, but thanks to an abundance of data, we can at least make some. Continue reading

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It’s No Longer A Major Label World

If there was still any doubt in your mind that you didn't need to be signed to a major label in order to succeed in the music industry, wonder no. Continue reading

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A Brief History Of Record Deals

While artists have always been responsible for music's artistic future, technology and the recording industry have always shaped how that future has been implemented. Here we look at record deals. Continue reading

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10 Trends Reshaping The Music Business [Mark Mulligan]

Streaming may get all the headlines, but it is far from the only factor that's driving strong and and sustained growth in the recorded music industry; and the ripple effects. Continue reading

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Advice To Labels: When Reissuing Vinyl, Take The Extra Step

The resurgence of vinyl has breathed new life into a number formerly overlooked albums, bringing hitherto forgotten artists out of the woodwork. When it comes to these fresh pressings, however,. Continue reading

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Streaming Changes Everything For Music Catalogs

Most labels and many musicians thrive because of their hits, but survive over time because of their catalog.  But as MIDiA analyst Mak Mulligan points out, streaming , which offers. Continue reading

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Are Tech Companies The New Record Labels?

[PIAS] co-founder Michel Lambot looks at how the economic structure of media consumption has shifted over time to one of renting vs. owning; and how tech companies bypassing record labels. Continue reading

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Canada Proposes Smartphone Music Piracy Tax

ALTERNATIVE TAKE: In a rather archaic approach to battling piracy has once again been proposed by the Canadian music industry in the form of "smartphone tax" aimed at recouping alleged potential. Continue reading

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Why All New Music Is Released On Friday: 3 Reasons

If you feel like a lot of new music has been dropping on Fridays, it's no accident. Here we look at the three main reasons why Friday is the number. Continue reading

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IFPI Reports $17.3B 2017 Global Recorded Music Revenue [Mark Mulligan]

Global recorded music revenue grew 8.5% in 2017 to $17.3 billion, according to a study by international music trade body IFPI. Growth was driven by streaming,  but somewhat surprisingly, the. Continue reading

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