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Vinyl Sales Tops Digital Downloads In UK

Vinyl Sales Tops Digital Downloads In UK

For the first time ever, the recording industry made more money from vinyl album sales than downloaded albums in the UK last week. According to figures published by the Entertainment Retailers Association, vinyl accounted for sales of £2.4m ($3m USD), while downloads took in £2.1m ($2.6M). The ERA suggested that vinyl sales were up as they ...

YouTube Has Paid Musicians, Music Industry $1 Billion In 12 Months vs $1.6 Billion From Spotify

YouTube Has Paid Musicians, Music Industry $1 Billion In 12 Months vs $1.6 Billion From Spotify

Amid ongoing label driven furor over the size of payments to musicians and the music industry, YouTube has shared a big number—$1 billion.  That's the amount that it has paid the music industry in the last 12 months. YouTube shared on Tuesday that it has paid the music industry $1 billion in the last 12 months. ...

As Paid Music Streaming Escalates Paying Downloaders Can't Be Left Behind

As Paid Music Streaming Escalates Paying Downloaders Can't Be Left Behind

Although paid streaming subscriptions have continued to grow at a steady rate, the far more rapid decline of paid downloads, along with CD sales suggests that streaming services need to grow their paying subscriber base at an even greater rate. Guest Post by Russ Crupnick on Music Watch As rapidly as the music business is moving ...

Music's Role In A Transhumanist Future [Bas Grasmayer]

Music's Role In A Transhumanist Future [Bas Grasmayer]

Will we all be musical cyborgs one day? In this edition of Projecting Trends, Bas Grasmayer explores how music will likely fit in to a transhumanist future, as technology's development continues to rapidly accelerate, bringing music along with it.  Guest post by Bas Grasmayer on Synchblog Throughout the last 50 years music has become increasingly personal. ...

SoundExchange Payments Rise 29% In Q3, Artists And Labels Paid Jump 45%

SoundExchange Payments Rise 29% In Q3, Artists And Labels Paid Jump 45%

SoundExchange payments were up 29.2% last quarter. So while the U.S. digital PRO has taken some big hits lately, mostly thanks to Pandora and other direct licensing deals, this impressive growth should quiet any disparaging talk of its ongoing relevancy.  SoundExchange distributions of digital performance royalties to artists and rights owners increased by 29.2% in the third ...

What 4 Music Startups Reveal About The Future Of Music

What 4 Music Startups Reveal About The Future Of Music

While it may seem as though the music industry has stabilized and is now run by a choice few tech giants dominating the landscape, a new era of startups is emerging, and is set to redefine the status quo of the music industry. Guest Post by Bas Grasmayer on Synchblog The online music landscape may seem ...

6 Important Music Tech Predictions From 20 Industry Tastemakers

6 Important Music Tech Predictions From 20 Industry Tastemakers

As live music tech continues to develop and reshape the music industry, it becomes increasingly important for artists to stay ahead of the curve and tuned into how these new trends can be utilized to impress fans and increase profits. Guest post by Rachel Grate on Eventbrite Live music technology is transforming the industry. Those who ...

Napster/Rhapsody Posts Surprise $1.6M Quarterly Profit

Napster/Rhapsody Posts Surprise $1.6M Quarterly Profit

Napster, the music streamer formerly known in the U.S. as Rhapsody has posted a surprising $1.6 million profit in the third quarter of 2016. Maybe there is still hope for the financial future of streaming music.... After years of losses, Napster/Rhapsody posted a $1.6 million profit in the third quarter of 2016 on record revenue of $54 ...

One Chart Which Tells The Music Business Story

One Chart Which Tells The Music Business Story

This article looks at an exceedingly revealing chart from Fortune detailing the revenue generated by the recorded music industry within the past forty plus years, including all of highs and some alarming lows as the music business has reacted to the introduction of new technology. Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Rarely does one ...

Moving Past The Static Music Experience

Moving Past The Static Music Experience

In this edition of Projecting Trends, we take a close look at the shifting role of the music consumer, how music business models have and continue to change, as well as changes taking place with the music itself. Guest post by Emma Griffiths and Bas Grasmayer from the Synchblog In the last century, the proliferation of the record as ...


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