L’ECONOMIE DE LA PRODUCTION MUSICALE – EDITION 2017+”PDF”

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Royalty Exchange: music is ‘one of the most undervalued asset classes today’

Royalty Exchange was set up in 2011 to act as a broker/marketplace to connect owners of copyrights with private investors looking to buy a share of the future earnings of those copyrights. The company says the model is not about surrendering control of copyrights but rather is based on an earnings-share model. It has just […]

Spotify Earnings: Growth Comes At A Cost

Spotify has published its much anticipated 2016 revenues. Because the company is under so much analytical scrutiny, there is little that is particularly surprising but there is still plenty we can learn from the results: Growth maintains momentum: Spotify recorded revenues of €2.9 billion in 2016, up 51% from €1.9 billion in 2015. Although that […]

Big data, big money : qui profite de l’explosion des données ?

Big data, big money : qui profite de l’explosion des données ?

Est-ce réel ? Bernard Goldbach/Flickr , CC BY Nous en sommes certains : la data va révolutionner le monde, mais qui va vraiment en profiter ? En 2011, la société de conseil Gartner indiquait : « Les informations sont le pétrole du XXI e siècle, et l’analytique en est le moteur à combustion ». Filant […]

Spotify financials reveal €539.2m net loss in 2016

Spotify has published its financial results for 2016, and they reveal that the company’s net loss increased from €231.4m in 2015 to €539.2m ($601.4m) last year. The company’s revenues grew from €1.93bn in 2015 to €2.93bn ($3.27bn) in 2016. So, Spotify’s income grew by just under 52% year-on-year, but its losses increased by 133%. Spotify’s […]

Spotify now has 140m active users, up from 100m a year ago

Update: after this story went live, Spotify also published its 2016 financial results, revealing revenues of €2.93bn and a net loss of €539.2m. Spotify now has more than 140 million active users, but the company is not saying how many of them are paying for a subscription to the music-streaming service. The company announced the milestone on the […]

Primephonic launches hi-res classical-music streaming service

The latest company to launch a streaming service for classical music is Primephonic, building on the growth of its existing downloads store. Primephonic’s streaming service launches today in the UK and US, with a catalogue of more than 100k tracks, and licensing deals with Warner Classics and Sony Classical that will swell that total in […]

YouTube, ASCAP Reach U. S. Performance Rights Deal

YouTube, ASCAP Reach U. S. Performance Rights Deal

Ascap-new logo The new agreement between ASCAP and YouTube is all about better data. With no official central database of songs and songwriters, YouTube, Spotify and other streamers have repeatedly come under fire for failing to properly identify and compensate some songwriters. This new deal will leverage YouTube’s extensive data analytics and ASCAP’s database of […]

The ‘Value Gap,’ Transparency and ‘Despacito’: Takeaways From the 2017 MIDEM Music Conference

The ‘Value Gap,’ Transparency and ‘Despacito’: Takeaways From the 2017 MIDEM Music Conference

midemThe MIDEM conference, the June confab of music industry professionals and artists that takes place in Cannes, France, wraps on Friday, June 9, but not before a full assessment of four intertwining sectors: streaming, synch, marketing, and A&R. Some 4,200 delegates from all over the world were in attendance, according to organizers, marking a slight […]

MIDiA at Midem 2017

MIDiA Research were one of thousands of delegates who arrived in Cannes this week to attend Midem; the annual conference addressing the latest developments in the music industry. Across four days of panels, here are three points we found most insightful: Still no consensus on streaming: Perhaps predictably, many of the event’s panels with regard […]

La CISAC publie son Rapport Annuel 2017 : de la Chine au Chili, la CISAC monte le son

La CISAC publie son Rapport Annuel 2017 : de la Chine au Chili, la CISAC monte le son”PDF à télécharger”

Plus de 200 représentants de sociétés d’auteurs et de créateurs du monde entier sont conviés à Lisbonne le 8 juin pour l’Assemblée Générale 2017 de la CISAC. La publication du rapport annuel coïncide avec la réunion. La brochure dresse un tableau complet des activités mondiales de la CISCA .. http://fr.cisac.org/CISAC-FR/Actus-Media/Communiques-de-presse/La-CISAC-publie-son-Rapport-Annuel-2017-de-la-Chine-au-Chili-la-CISAC-monte-le-son

Live Concerts + Streaming = 73% of the US Music Industry

Live Concerts + Streaming = 73% of the US Music Industry

Music Industry Sector Breakdown (US; PwC) The US music industry is now worth $17.2 billion, according to data calculated by PwC. And more than half of that is coming from concerts. Streaming is exploding. But a majority of the revenue in the music industry is coming from live events. According to US-based calculations shared by […]

Apple has 27 million Music subscribers, unveils HomePod

Apple has 27 million Music subscribers, unveils HomePod

Apple Music now has 27 million paying subscribers, up from 20 million the last time the tech giant did some subscriber maths in public last December. Actually, in February Apple’s Eddy Cue said it was now “well past 20 million” , but that is more semantics than maths, so it officially doesn’t count. And this […]

Sony/ATV allies with Lyric Financial on royalty advances

Sony/ATV allies with Lyric Financial on royalty advances

Sony/ATV has announced an alliance with Lyric Financial which will see the former offer the latter’s ‘virtual ATM platform’ to its songwriters via its own SCORE royalty portal. The deal means that Sony/ATV repped writers will be able to request an advance on royalties they expect their songs to generate in the near future, helping […]

SoundExchange buys Canadian mechanical rights society

SoundExchange buys Canadian mechanical rights society

The American record industry’s collecting society SoundExchange yesterday announced it had acquired Canadian mechanical rights society CMRRA in what the former is calling “a dramatic development for the global music industry”. And who doesn’t like a bit of drama? SoundExchange is the closest the US record industry has to an organisation like PPL in the […]

From the comfort of YouTube to the challenge of playing live

We all know by now that there are many more ways of being discovered than talent shows. Social networks have allowed us to discover, for better or worse, a plethora of Canadian talent over the course of the last decade: The most shining examples being Alessia Cara, Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes. As for the […]

Global electronic-music biz is now worth $7.4bn says IMS

Global electronic-music biz is now worth $7.4bn says IMS+”pdf”

This week’s International Music Summit (IMS) conference in Ibiza is showcasing all things dance, with the organiser putting out its annual IMS Business Report yesterday to update the industry on the latest electronic-music figures and trends. The figures are good. The report claims that the value of the global electronic-music industry rose by 3% in […]

Who’s Leading The Streaming Pack?

Who’s Leading The Streaming Pack?

At MIDiA Research we are currently in the final stages of producing the update to our annual landmark report: The State Of The Streaming Nation, a report which compiles every streaming market data point you could possibly need. In advance of its release in June we want to give you a sneak peak into a […]

L’industrie musicale ouest-africaine est en plein boom

L’industrie musicale ouest-africaine est en plein boom

«Son of Mercy», l’album de Davido qui fait partie de ces stars courtisées par les grandes compagnies de production musicales en Afrique de l’Ouest. Ils s’appellent Davido, Serge Beynaud, DBanj ou encore Kiff no beat. Ces stars nigérianes ou ivoiriennes sont actuellement courtisées par les « majors ». Ces grandes compagnies de production musicale qui s’implantent […]

2017 | 05 | 24 Pour les marques, quand la musique est là…

2017 | 05 | 24 Pour les marques, quand la musique est là…

Au cinéma, la musique est intimement liée à l’image. Dans une publicité, elle joue aussi un rôle essentiel et sert une fin commerciale. Elle en devient le véhicule émotionnel, cognitif. Mais comment ça marche ? Qui décide et comment ? « Oh mais c’est la musique de la pub ça non ? ». Qui n’a […]

Soundcharts, la plateforme de marché pour l’industrie musicale

Soundcharts, la plateforme de marché pour l’industrie musicale

A l’occasion du Midem de Cannes , FrenchWeb propose une série d’entreprises prometteuses dans le secteur de la musique. Elles réinventent les usages dans la consommation des contenus musicaux. La première jeune entreprise de cette série est Soundcharts . Créée en France en 2014 par David Weiszfeld, la start-up permet à l’industrie musicale de connaître […]

Infographie: Répartition du chiffre d’affaires des GAFAM ..

GAFAM, acronyme constitué des géants du web « géants du numérique » les plus connus (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft)

Blockchain music service Aurovine has new features

British blockchain music startup BlockPool is the company behind music-discovery service Aurovine , which has ben going since 2012. It was one of the first digital music services to tap into blockchain technology, and now it’s launching a new way to reward fans for their actions on the platform, working with rock band Superfecta . […]

Music industry blasts YouTube’s ‘value’ report

Music industry blasts YouTube’s ‘value’ report

YouTube’s relationship with the music industry just got a little more testy. Major record labels are preparing to hit back at a Google-funded report that touts the value of YouTube to the music industry, ridiculing the report’s conclusion that YouTube boosts business for artists and their labels by giving them better exposure. The beef is […]

Spotify muscle ses recommandations en rachetant une startup parisienne

Spotify muscle ses recommandations en rachetant une startup parisienne

Les algorithmes de Niland permettent aux ordinateurs d’écouter de la musique comme le ferait un humain. Même si les concurrents de Spotify sont aujourd’hui nombreux, il reste difficile de rivaliser avec ce leader du streaming musical. Outre son catalogue important, la plateforme a également su développer des fonctionnalités de suggestions uniques, telles que la découverte […]

Infographie : l’adoption de la VR par le public mesurée par Kantar TNS

Infographie : l’adoption de la VR par le public mesurée par Kantar TNS

62% du public se dit prêt à essayer une expérience en VR, sachant que 13% des interrogés ont déjà essayé et que 21% des sondés se disent «pas intéressés» d’après des chiffres détaillés par Kantar TNS. Méthodologie : Panélistes de Toluna, online Terrain du 25/01 au 01/02 2017 Questionnaires 10 minutes 1 500 questionnaires Echantillon […]

Metadata: A Race Record Labels Can Win

Metadata: A Race Record Labels Can Win

The music industry’s supply chain is a relay race that passes information from stakeholder to stakeholder, with the goal of getting musical product from creator to fan while also assuring appropriate parties have been compensated. Exchanging the baton into the right hands efficiently is key. Relays are won in the exchange zone , where the […]

Epidemic Sound talks YouTube: ‘We’re a music company that really understands the platform’

In recent years, most of the discussion around YouTube and music has focused on rightsholders’ desire for greater royalties and less safe-harbour protection for Google’s video service. YouTube’s potential as a sync platform, with hundreds of thousands of creators from vloggers to gamers in need of soundtracks for their videos, has got less publicity save […]

Country profile – UK 2017+”pdf”

With streaming having crossed into – pardon the pun – the mainstream, the UK industry could do without the complexity and uncertainty of Brexit’s potential impact on a largely booming business. The British music industry pre-Brexit is a little like the Yellowstone volcano: ostensibly in pretty fine shape, but dogged by the suspicion that it […]

Live Nation launches a $799 ‘festival passport’ ticketing scheme

Paying $799 for a festival? We knew ticket prices were rising but this is ridiculous, etc etc. But no: Live Nation’s new ‘festival passport’ will get you into more than 90 festivals around the world from the company, regardless of whether they are sold out. The post Live Nation launches a $799 ‘festival passport’ ticketing […]

The Internet’s Adolescence: The Real World Catches Up Eventually

I started my career as an internet analyst back in the period of the dot-com bubble. They were heady days in which anything seemed possible. The world was changing in unprecedented ways and the possibilities were endless. The rules that governed the old world didn’t apply. Except they did. Investors soon twigged that dot-com startups […]

Google’s latest Android milestone: 2bn active devices

Google’s latest Android milestone: 2bn active devices

In recent years, we’ve thought a lot about Apple’s iOS as a platform for music services and apps, but perhaps not as much as we should have done about Google’s Android. At the company’s opening keynote for its I/O developer conference yesterday, though, Google announced a set of milestones that are well worth discussing. The […]

Music startup Record Bird raises ‘mid six-figure’ funding round

Music startup Record Bird raises ‘mid six-figure’ funding round

Vienna-based music startup Record Bird has raised a “mid six-figure” funding round, and hired former Rdio and YouTube exec Stefan Baumschlager. The company’s service notifies music fans about new releases and content from their favourite artists, using its mobile app and Facebook Messenger chatbot. Record Bird raised its latest funding round from existing and new […]

Spotify buys machine-learning startup Niland

Spotify buys machine-learning startup Niland

Spotify has made another acquisition of a startup: Paris-based machine-learning firm Niland . “Niland has changed the game for how AI technology can optimise music search and recommendation capabilities and shares Spotify’s passion for surfacing the right content to the right user at the right time,” announced Spotify in a blog post . “The team […]

BASCA chair Crispin Hunt: ‘Rules won’t break the internet, they’ll mend it’

YouTube and Facebook were squarely in the sights of Crispin Hunt, chairman of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), as he delivered the opening address at yesterday’s Ivor Novello Awards in London. “ I want to thank YouTube and Facebook for cracking the funniest joke online: the one where they pretend they’re […]

20 Start-up qui transformeront l’industrie musicale de demain

20 Start-up qui transformeront l’industrie musicale de demain

Véritable tremplin propulsant des solutions innovantes qui façonnent le visage de l’industrie musicale, le Midemlab célèbre cette année son dixième anniversaire. La compétition offre aux finalistes une occasion unique de rencontrer de potentiels investisseurs et d’entrer en contact avec les décideurs de l’industrie musicale. Grâce au Midemlab, les participants des éditions passées ont pu réaliser […]

Benjamin Costantini (Startup Sesame): «On recherche des start-up qui sont impactantes»

Benjamin Costantini (Startup Sesame): «On recherche des start-up qui sont impactantes»

Benjamin Costantini a fondé le programme d’accélération Startup Sesame en 2015. Ce programme propose aux start-up de se développer par le biais de conférence. Startup Sesame a noué des partenariats avec 25 événements dans le monde et les jeunes pousses sélectionnées peuvent y assister gratuitement. FrenchWeb a rencontré Benjamin Costantini lors de l’événement Leade.rs à […]

How Pandora Uses Data to Improve Its Service and Music Stations

When it comes to discovering music you’ll love, few companies do it better than Pandora. From the core of its Music Genome Project, which studies over 450 different musical attributes to find songs according to each listener’s unique tastes, to its Thumbprint Radio, which creates a station based on other songs you’ve liked, Pandora leverages […]

Amazon Music says it doesn’t want to become a record label

Amazon Music says it doesn’t want to become a record label

Amazon Music Vice President Steve Boom shot down the idea that Amazon’s music arm would become its own record label at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017. It’s a question that he gets a lot, Boom told TechCrunch’s Josh Constine, largely in part because of Amazon Studios, the company’s television and film production arm. But Amazon views […]

Sony/ATV reveals upgrade to royalty reporting platform

Sony/ATV reveals upgrade to royalty reporting platform+”pdf*2″

Mega-music publisher Sony/ATV yesterday announced a number of upgrades to its royalties portal in a bid to give the songwriters it represents “access to the most comprehensive and transparent data available about their earnings”. Good times. Most music publishers have been busy in recent years honing their royalty reporting systems for songwriters, mainly as a […]

Universal Music signs Tencent deal for China expansion

China may just be the most fascinating digital-music market of 2017: a status enhanced by yesterday’s announcement of a partnership between Universal Music Group and tech giant Tencent’s Music Entertainment group (TME for short). The deal will see TME distributing UMG’s music on its QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo streaming services, as well as sub-licensing […]

Spotify Hires Advisors for Possible Listing on New York Stock Exchange

Spotify Hires Advisors for Possible Listing on New York Stock Exchange

Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify Spotify has decided to move forward with a direct listing, rather than a traditional IPO, when it goes public later this year or early next, according to multiple reports . While the music streaming service declined to comment on timing, a spokesperson did confirm it has hired Morgan Stanley, Goldman […]

WMG makes recorded-music market share gains, while indies extend publishing lead

WMG makes recorded-music market share gains, while indies extend publishing lead

The annual survey by Ovum publication Music & Copyright of the recorded music and music publishing sectors has revealed the changes in global market share for the three major music groups and the independent sector. For the second consecutive year, recorded-music leader UMG lost market share, while smaller major WMG closed the gap on second-placed […]

Warner Music Group Corp. Reports Results for Fiscal Second Quarter Ended March 31, 2017

Warner Music Group Corp. Reports Results for Fiscal Second Quarter Ended March 31, 2017

• Total revenue grew 10.7% or was up 12.7% in constant currency • Digital revenue grew 21.9% or was up 23.3% in constant currency • Net income was $20 million versus $12 million in the prior-year quarter • OIBDA was $141 million versus $127 million in the prior-year quarter Warner Music Group Corp. today announced […]

[Numbers] Spotify VS Deezer: combien ont-ils d’abonnés?

[Numbers] Spotify VS Deezer: combien ont-ils d’abonnés?

Au début du mois de mars, Spotify annoncait avoir dépassé les 50 millions d’abonnés. Le site de musique en streaming se place donc en leader mondial loin devant Apple Music (20 millions d’abonnés), le Français Deezer (7 millions) et Pandora (4 millions d’abonnés). Apple Music, avec iTunes, dépasse déjà les 20 millions d’abonnés alors que […]

Warner Music boss nears royalty deal with Spotify

Fresh off a pact to license music to YouTube, Warner Music boss Steve Cooper is turning his attention to music streamer Spotify — and a deal could be signed by June. Sources tell On the Money that Warner and Spotify are getting this close to a new royalty agreement. If inked, Daniel Ek’s Spotify would […]

All that free music on YouTube is good for you, Google tells music biz

All that free music on YouTube is good for you, Google tells music biz

Lucky duckies Google wants you to believe that free music on YouTube doesn’t deter people from paying for the same music somewhere else. Pull the other one, it’s got bells on, the music industry has replied. Google commissioned RBB Economics to produce a report, which we’ve seen in full, examining the effect of cannibalisation on […]

Spotify pourrait entrer en Bourse sans intermédiaires

Spotify pourrait entrer en Bourse sans intermédiaires

SPOTIFY POURRAIT ENTRER EN BOURSE SANS INTERMÉDIAIRES (Reuters) – Spotify, le numéro un mondial de la musique en streaming dont la dernière valorisation en date était de 13 milliards de dollars (11,9 milliards d’euros), sera la première grande entreprise à opter pour une introduction en Bourse directe sur le New York Stock Exchange, sans passer […]

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Tech giants need to rein in powers before EU does

At least since the time that media and entertainment companies worried about Microsoft using its PC monopoly to make itself the gatekeeper for all digital content, it has created a potential imbalance of power in the digital economy. Yet the key questions are unresolved. How much value should the platforms suck out of the digital […]

The tech industry is eroding copyright law. Here's how to stop it

The tech industry is eroding copyright law. Here’s how to stop it

YouTube’s website in March of 2010. (Richard Vogel / Associated Press) Suppose a band spends months making an album in expensive recording studios, and the band’s record label releases the album on iTunes. Imagine that, by the end of the first day, all the music has been posted on YouTube, where it is available for […]

YouTube-commissioned report tackles music-industry criticism

YouTube-commissioned report tackles music-industry criticism+”pdf”

We’ve heard a lot about YouTube and the ‘value gap’ from music rightsholders in recent months, but now YouTube is opening up a new line of defence against criticism from the music industry. Google’s video service has commissioned competition-law specialist RBB Economics to write a series of papers exploring YouTube’s impact on the music industry. […]

Kobalt Secures $75 Million In Funding

Today, music industry powerhouse Kobalt Music Group announced a new massive growth capital round has been completed. The fundraising round that comes in at $75 million, which is an impressive sum for any company in the music space. The round was led by Hearst Entertainment, which is somewhat surprising, given the fact that the two firms […]

Why Warner did a deal with YouTube (and why it should think twice next time)

Why Warner did a deal with YouTube (and why it should think twice next time)

The MBW Review gives our take on some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on. This time, we consider why Warner felt it had little choice but to sign a deal with YouTube – and the repercussion of the decision. The MBW Review is supported by FUGA . On Friday evening, MBW broke the news […]

Here's the letter Spotify's founders wrote to the EU complaining Apple and Google are abusive

Here’s the letter Spotify’s founders wrote to the EU complaining Apple and Google are abusive

Spotify CEO Daniel EK. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple and Google are the two biggest companies in mobile, and some rivals think they’re abusing that power. The chief executives of European tech firms including Spotify, Deezer, and the German startup factory Rocket Internet wrote to the EU complaining that big internet firms “can and do abuse […]

Modern Music Data Problems… and how to fix them!

To say we work with a lot of data now is an understatement. Multifaceted media organisations have hundreds of data sources and are processing massive amounts of data daily . As the new music economy moves ahead we’re coming up against challenges that will only multiply as our industry grows. Two of the most glaring […]

The Orchard expands European reach with double acquisition

The Orchard expands European reach with double acquisition

Distribution specialist The Orchard, which is owned by Sony, has acquired two independent distributors in the form of Germany’s Finetunes and Phonofile AS of Norway, which will each become wholly owned subsidiaries of The Orchard. The deal will see both companies become wholly owned subsidiaries of The Orchard, expanding its presence across Europe. Labels distributed […]

Kobalt Names Laurent Hubert President, Richard Sanders to Leave in June

Kobalt Names Laurent Hubert President, Richard Sanders to Leave in June

Laurent Hubert will replace Richard Sanders as President/Chief Revenue Officer for Kobalt Music Group, effective immediately, the company confirmed to Variety. Hubert came aboard last year to run the company’s newly formed B2B right management platform and investment division. He was previously President, Marketing & Creative, at BMG, and before that Chief Operating Officer at […]

Pandora hails playlists as ‘streaming’s standard unit’

“Today, outside of the vinyl LP resurgence, there are no indications the playlist won’t be streaming’s standard unit for the foreseeable future,” writes Pandora’s music insights and analytics man Glenn Peoples in his latest blog post on Medium . The post is flagging up Pandora’s ‘Add Similar Songs’ feature on its new Premium tier, which […]

Spotify dépasse les 50 millions d’abonnés

Spotify dépasse les 50 millions d’abonnés

La société suédoise de musique en ligne a gagné 25% d’abonnés en six mois mais elle ne gagne toujours pas d’argent. EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP Spotify est plus que jamais le numéro un du secteur de la musique en ligne par abonnement. La société basée à Stockholm a annoncé jeudi 2 mars qu’elle comptait désormais […]

Après quinze ans de baisse, le marché de la musique repart à la hausse

Après quinze ans de baisse, le marché de la musique repart à la hausse+”PDF”

Les ventes de CD continuent à baisser en France, mais les revenus du streaming bondissent. L’Hexagone compte 3,9 millions d’abonnés, ce qui lui laisse encore une marge de progression. En crise depuis le début des années 2000 à cause du piratage et de l’émergence de sites comme Napster, le marché de la musique enregistrée est […]

7digital rebrands radio content divisions

7digital rebrands radio content divisions

Best known in the music industry for powering download and streaming platforms, 7digital is to rebrand most of its content production divisions, which have in the past used different names like Smooth Operations, Unique and Above The Title. 7digital moved into radio programming and content production via its 2014 merger with UBC Media, whose co-founder […]

Optimisation fiscale : Thomas Piketty en faveur « de sanctions communes contre les géants du Net »

Optimisation fiscale : Thomas Piketty en faveur « de sanctions communes contre les géants du Net »

Invité de l’émission Questions politiques, dimanche, l’économiste a estimé que l’Europe devait s’allier pour mieux imposer les géants du numérique. Gone. Comment mieux taxer les géants de l’Internet ? Cette question hante les débats sur la fiscalité depuis des années, à mesure que sont apparues les pratiques, légales, d’optimisation fiscales de nombreuses entreprises du numérique, […]

Kobalt hires Silvia Montello as SVP, Supply Chain and Client Services

Kobalt hires Silvia Montello as SVP, Supply Chain and Client Services

Kobalt Music Recordings has hired Silvia Montello as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Client Services. In her new role, Silvia will oversee both digital and physical supply chains for Kobalt Music Recordings and AWAL (Kobalt’s digital services platform), as well as the client management and client services teams. A 25 year veteran of the […]

Universal revives PolyGram brand to handle new movie and TV projects

Universal revives PolyGram brand to handle new movie and TV projects

Universal Music Group has officially re-launched the Polygram Entertainment brand to work on its fast-growing film and television projects. Polygram’s inaugural production will be The Story of Motown , the first documentary about the history and cultural impact of the iconic record label with the participation of Motown founder Berry Gordy. Polygram will develop and […]

There could be 147m music subscriptions by the end of 2017

There could be 147m music subscriptions by the end of 2017

While we’ll have to wait for the IFPI’s official numbers later this year, there’s a consensus that the music industry ended 2016 with around 100 million people around the world paying for music subscriptions. Now Midia Research , which has just upgraded that estimate to 106.3 million, has predicted that the industry could add 44.3 […]

Dailymotion : la difficile reconquête

Dailymotion : la difficile reconquête

La plate-forme vidéo, dont l’audience a chuté de 43 % en dix-huit mois, prépare un virage éditorial. AFP/LIONEL BONAVENTURE Vivendi l’a promis. Dailymotion, la plate-forme vidéo dont le rachat par le groupe Bolloré a été bouclé le 30 juin 2015, prendra un nouveau départ en avril. Au menu, le lancement d’un nouveau site et d’une […]

French Parliament Turns Down Bill to Tax Online Video Platforms

YouTube Unleashes The Power Of Live Streaming | Tim Mulligan | Pulse | LinkedIn

Yesterday YouTube announced that it was opening up live streaming to its creator community who have a following of 1,000 or more on the YouTube platform. The new service called “Super Chat” allows users of the service to “get a creator’s attention” by buying a variety of emoji and chat messages which are then pinned to the […]

From streaming to stream-ripping, new data signals the death of music sales.

From streaming to stream-ripping, new data signals the death of music sales.

What do musicians have to do to sell records these days? Die? Ideally, yes. The star who sold more albums than anyone else in 2016 left this mortal plane that April — his purpleness, Prince. The Minneapolis-born star was the sole musician who managed to sell more than 1 million albums in both digital and […]

Quelle évolution pour le marché mondial du streaming ?

Quelle évolution pour le marché mondial du streaming ?

De plus en plus de consommateurs de musique en streaming s’abonnent à des services payants comme Deezer ou Spotify. Le nombre d’abonnés à des services de streaming payants dans le monde a même tendance à croître plus vite que leur nombre global d’utilisateurs, comme le démontrent les données de Spotify sur la période de septembre […]

Pourquoi l’Echo d’Amazon va changer la donne sur le streaming musical

Pourquoi l’Echo d’Amazon va changer la donne sur le streaming musical

Cette tribune a été écrite par Daniel Findikian ( @findikian ), expert dans la transformation digitale de l’industrie musicale, directeur de l’école EMIC Paris et ancien Directeur Digital de EMI Music. Dans un marché de la musique en pleine renaissance, où le streaming marque une croissance de l’ordre de +30 à +50% dans l’ensemble des […]

Is Facebook Trying to Screw an Entire Music Industry?

Is Facebook Trying to Screw an Entire Music Industry?

Facebook Plans Netflix-Style Programming. And The Music Licenses? Facebook is pursuing an aggressive long form video strategy. But where are the licenses? There’s no arguing that Facebook is on top of the social media empire. As of the third quarter of 2016, Facebook had roughly 1.79 billion users. During the same time period, Twitter only […]

Warner Music Group Reports Solid Quarterly Earnings, Digital Up 27%

Warner Music Group Reports Solid Quarterly Earnings, Digital Up 27%+”PDF”

• Total revenue grew 8.0% or was up 10.6% in constant currency • Digital revenue grew 27.6% or was up 30.2% in constant currency • Net income was $24 million versus $28 million in the prior-year quarter • OIBDA was $157 million versus $137 million in the prior-year quarter Warner Music Group Corp. today announced […]

Streaming Music Pricing: Inelastic Stretching

Streaming Music Pricing: Inelastic Stretching

Pricing has long been an issue for streaming music subscriptions, with the $/€/£ 9.99 price point above what most people spend on music each month. Streaming services have navigated around the issue with a combination of tactics such as telco bundles and aggressive price discounts (e.g. $1 for 3 months). However, these tactics place long […]

PPL’s neighbouring rights revenue jumped 34% to £49.1m in 2016

PPL’s neighbouring rights revenue jumped 34% to £49.1m in 2016

International collections of neighbouring rights money at UK recorded music licensing body PPL jumped 34% last year to £49.1m ($61m). The haul was PPL’s largest ever annual international collection, and came after four relatively flat years between 2012 and 2015 (inclusive). Revenue was collected from 33 countries in 2016, with major growth in contributions across […]

BMG brings together 400,000 production music tracks under one brand

BMG brings together 400,000 production music tracks under one brand

BMG has launched a full-service sound agency – consolidating its interests in one-stop, pre-cleared and custom production music under the BMG Production Music banner. The new operation includes offices in LA, Nashville, London, Hilversum and Berlin, and has a catalogue of around 400,000 tracks spanning all genres. The ‘new’ BMG’s involvement in production and custom […]

Spotify: un report de son IPO lui coûterait près d’un demi-milliard de dollars

Spotify: un report de son IPO lui coûterait près d’un demi-milliard de dollars

Spotify pense sérieusement à reporter d’un an son d’introduction en Bourse, et cela pourrait lui coûter très cher. Après avoir finalement abandonné son projet de rachat du concurrent Soundcloud fin 2016, le Suédois viserait plutôt une IPO pour le printemps 2018, au lieu de 2017, comme prévu initialement, a suggéré le service de streaming à […]

Sprint buys 33 percent of Tidal, pair teaming to combat Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora

Sprint buys 33 percent of Tidal, pair teaming to combat Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora

 Sprint buys 33 percent of Tidal, pair teaming to combat Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora Sprint has announced that it has forged a deal for 33 percent ownership of music streaming service Tidal, and as part of the deal, Sprint customers will receive “exclusive artist content” not available anywhere else. Lire la suite de l\’article applenws.com

YouTube, beware: Facebook is ready to do some global music licensing

YouTube, beware: Facebook is ready to do some global music licensing

What’s that coming over the hill? Facebook looks set to make a major splash in music in the coming months… if a revealing new job ad is anything to go by. The social media giant, which boasts more than 1.7bn monthly active users, is currently recruiting for a Director Of Global Music Licensing . The […]

Apple owns $246bn in cash. What’s it willing to spend on ruling music?

Apple owns $246bn in cash. What’s it willing to spend on ruling music?

The MBW Review gives our take on some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on. This time, we look at Apple’s ridiculous mountain of money, while ponder what it might splash it on. The MBW Review is supported by FUGA . Apple has enough spare money to buy the entire music business. Just like that. […]

Hans-Holger Albrecht (Deezer) “La France ne pèse plus que 40% de nos revenus contre 80% il y a deux ans”

Stratégie internationale, évolution des relations avec les majors, concurrence, monétisation, nouveaux services…Le CEO de Deezer livre sa vision de l’évolution du marché de la musique en ligne. JDN. En 2015, Deezer dénombrait 6,3 millions de clients dans 180 pays. Où en êtes-vous aujourd’hui ? Hans-Holger Albrecht est le CEO de Deezer depuis février 2015? Hans-Holger […]

Spain’s recorded music market grew in 2016… but by just €3.5m

Spain’s recorded music market grew in 2016… but by just €3.5m

Spain’s recording industry registered moderate growth for the third year in a row in 2016 as the digital business surpasses the physical market for the first time. The market earned €163.7 million from the sale of music last year – up 1.67%, or just €3.5m, on 2015 . In 2014, Spain’s recorded music market was […]

DotBlockchain Music Signs Up Four Industry Partners, Enters 'Phase Two' of Data Project

DotBlockchain Music Signs Up Four Industry Partners, Enters ‘Phase Two’ of Data Project

FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME Bplanet/Getty Images DotBlockchain Music, the initiative co-founded by PledgeMusic’s Benji Rogers that aims to use blockchain technology to create an open-source system of sound recording, publishing and performance rights and ownership, is officially entering phase two. Today, the company announced partnerships with four industry groups to achieve that aim: SOCAN, the […]

dotBlockchain announces first music industry partners

dotBlockchain announces first music industry partners

The dotBlockchain Music Project – one of several operations hoping to solve all of the music industry’s data woes with the blockchain – has announce its first four partners. They are SOCAN, Songtrust, CD Baby and FUGA, who will provide technical and financial assistance to the project. Each partner brings a certain amount of the […]

The Royalty Network renews administration deal with Imagem in Germany

The Royalty Network renews administration deal with Imagem in Germany

US music publisher The Royalty Network has renewed its administration deal with Berlin-based Imagem Music GmbH for three years. The agreement will see Imagem Music GmbH continue to administer TRN’s publishing rights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. TRN’s repertoire includes all the works of Shaggy (pictured), Aniyah’s Music (Run The Jewels and Killer Mike) and […]

Sony Music earned $1.2bn from streaming platforms in 2016

Sony Music earned $1.2bn from streaming platforms in 2016

Sony Music Entertainment generated 134.83bn Yen ( $1.24bn ) from streaming music in calendar 2016 – and 40.65bn Yen ( $372m ) in the three months to end of December alone. That means Sony’s recorded music division is now earning approximately $124m every month, $31m every week, $4m every day and $167,000 every hour from […]

RIAJ (Japon,Japan) Production Results of Dec 2016 published

The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) was founded in 1942 as an organization representing Japanese music recording industry. Since that time, RIAJ has been playing a leading role in the development and expansion of Japanese music culture.  Achieving its mission to encourage the growth and improvement of Japanese music culture, RIAJ is active in […]

LE STREAMING, TREMPLIN DE LA CROISSANCE RETROUVEE DU MARCHE DE LA MUSIQUE EN 2016

LE STREAMING, TREMPLIN DE LA CROISSANCE RETROUVEE DU MARCHE DE LA MUSIQUE EN 2016

Le marché français renoue avec une croissance significative pour la première fois depuis 15 ans, d’après les premières estimations du Syndicat National de l’Edition Phonographique (SNEP). La forte progression des revenus du streaming porte à elle seule cette dynamique vertueuse grâce notamment à la croissance des revenus liés aux abonnements. C’est le résultat d’un pari […]

Sony/ATV’s UK company saw revenues grow 10% last year as profit dipped

Sony/ATV’s UK company saw revenues grow 10% last year as profit dipped+rapport 2016 (report 2016)

The UK company of Sony/ATV Music Publishing posted revenues of £53.15m (£67m) in the 12 months to end of March 2016 – up 10.3% on the prior year. However, operating profits at the company fell 15.2% to £2.26m ($2.9m), as annual administrative expenses crept up 6.9% to £13.46m ($17m). Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd’s annual […]

Spotify and Apple Music will struggle in China. Meet the reason why…

Spotify and Apple Music will struggle in China. Meet the reason why…

Tencent Holdings is China’s largest company – with an imperious market cap valuation of more than $250bn . It also happens to be the world’s third-biggest music subscription business – one which poses a serious threat to the global ambitions of Spotify and Apple Music . Last year, Tencent spent big to acquire a majority […]

Apple's international iTunes business moves to Ireland on Feb. 5

Apple’s international iTunes business moves to Ireland on Feb. 5

Apple,Ireleland,– A + Apple has assigned a definitive date to the planned relocation of its international iTunes assets, saying the iTunes Store, Apple Music, the App Store and iBooks Store businesses will make the transition to Cork, Ireland, in early February. Apple’s European headquarters in Cork, Ireland. The official relocation timeline was disclosed in a […]

YouTube Shows Little Sign of Old Age

YouTube Shows Little Sign of Old Age

The grandfather of the digital video space is still looking pretty youthful. Despite an increasingly competitive digital video space that is packed with new (and successful) properties, usage of YouTube remains strong and the unit continues to be an important part of parent company Alphabet’s portfolio. On Thursday, Alphabet reported that its fourth-quarter revenue was […]

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, and others’ tepid responses to Trump’s Muslim ban

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, and others’ tepid responses to Trump’s Muslim ban

Perhaps the tech industry is at last finding its voice — or not. President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Friday halting travelers and immigrants from certain predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States prompted strong reactions from the ACLU and many groups across America. Yesterday a federal judge issued a stay , blocking the […]

Sony's total revenue from 2008 to 2016 (in 100 billion Japanese yen / billion U.S. dollars)*

Sony’s total revenue from 2008 to 2016 (in 100 billion Japanese yen / billion U.S. dollars)*

Fiscal years100 billion Japanese yen/ billion U.S. dollars88.7177.372.1471.8164.9367.9677.6782.1681.0678.8668.7264.1363.8457.7260.4269.0573.0472.06 Complete Source Details This statistic shows the global revenue earned by Sony between 2008 and 2016. The official business figures were published in Japanese yen and the conversion values were retrospectively calculated using the rate from 31 March 2016*. In 2009, Sony recorded revenue of around 68.72 […]

Edgar Berger quits Sony

Edgar Berger quits Sony

There’s been another senior staff change at Sony, with Sony Music International chairman/CEO Edgar Berger the latest executive to leave the company. London-based Berger had headed up international since 2011, having previously been CEO of Sony Music in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He’d been with Sony for 12 years and is leaving to pursue “new […]

YouTube Pays Indies 10% Of What Spotify Does, says Merlin CEO

YouTube Pays Indies 10% Of What Spotify Does, says Merlin CEO

[UPDATED] One of the many current battles between tech and the music industry is the size and fairness of YouTube payments to creators and rightsholders. Charles Caldas, the CEO of indie licensing trade group Merlin, threw some gas on the fire during a presentation in London. _____________________________________ Music streaming “fundamentally shifting the shape and the […]

‘Potential for growth is huge,’ says music streaming expert

‘Potential for growth is huge,’ says music streaming expert

NY:LON Connect London Simon Wheeler, director of digital at Beggars Group, has said that the potential for growth in streaming is ‘huge’ – especially overseas – as the market develops rapidly. Talking on a panel at the NY:LON Connect event in London yesterday (Tuesday), Wheeler said that streaming has become Beggars’ largest recorded music revenue […]

Sony/ATV’s UK company saw revenues grow 10% last year as profit dipped

Sony/ATV’s UK company saw revenues grow 10% last year as profit dipped

The UK company of Sony/ATV Music Publishing posted revenues of £53.15m (£67m) in the 12 months to end of March 2016 – up 10.3% on the prior year. However, operating profits at the company fell 15.2% to £2.26m ($2.9m), as annual administrative expenses crept up 6.9% to £13.46m ($17m). Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd’s annual […]

Google parent Alphabet stock slips 3% after earnings miss

Google parent Alphabet stock slips 3% after earnings miss+”PDF”

Alphabet brought in $26.06 billion in revenue and $9.36 earnings per share in the fourth quarter, according to the company’s latest earnings report . That’s a bit more revenue than analysts expected the Google parent to scrape up (about $25.22 billion), but less on earnings ($9.67 per share). Alphabet’s stock took a tumble after the […]

Bandcamp Reports Strong Growth, Adding 2000 Indie Labels, Hundreds Of Thousands Of Artists In 2016

Bandcamp Reports Strong Growth, Adding 2000 Indie Labels, Hundreds Of Thousands Of Artists In 2016

_____________________________ image from bandcampblog.files.wordpress.com Bandcamp’s business grew across all categories in 2016. They also reported their 17th straight profitable quarter, while also increasing staff by 43% last year. Digital album sales on the indie and d.i.y online sales platform grew 20%, tracks sales were up 23%, and merch sales grew 34% last year. Not surprisingly, […]

How Netflix Can Turn A Profit While Spotify Has Not (Yet)

How Netflix Can Turn A Profit While Spotify Has Not (Yet)

Now in it’s tenth year of streaming, Netflix had a bumper year for both subscriber growth and earnings. Spotify too has seen a steady rise in subscribers, but so far seems unable to turn a similar profit. _________________________ Guest post by Mark Mulligan of anaylyts MIDiA and the Music Industry Blog Having just celebrated its […]

Fin du CD : des signes qui ne trompent pas

Fin du CD : des signes qui ne trompent pas

Les abonnements aux plates-formes de streaming comme Deezer ou Spotify sont en train de rattraper le CD. Changement d’époque. Les fabricants de voitures misent sur le digital Combien de nouvelles voitures ont encore un lecteur CD ? Dans la nouvelle Renault Scénic, on pourra même écouter ses disques préférés sur Spotify et Deezer (NDLR : […]

‘Blockchain saving the record industry? I don’t see it…’

There’s a lot of excitement within the music industry about the potential for blockchain technology, from Benji Rogers’ Dot Blockchain Music , to experiments like Imogen Heap’s Mycelia , and emerging startups like Jaak , Stem , Paperchain , Superational , Ujo Music and others. However, there are also sceptics who question whether blockchain technology […]

And the most popular YouTube music channels in 2016 were…

And the most popular YouTube music channels in 2016 were…

Justin Bieber? Drake? Taylor Swift? No, the most popular music channel on YouTube in 2016 – measured by video views – was owned by Indian entertainment company T-Series. The Bollywood-focused channel’s videos were watched 7.32bn times last year, including 892.5m views in December 2016 alone. Second place was taken by Turkish channel netd müzik with […]

Rapport CES 2017

Rapport CES 2017

Chose promise, chose due, voici comme prévu le magnifique Rapport de CES de Las Vegas 2017 , 12eme édition ! C’est le compte-rendu le plus détaillé et exhaustif que vous trouverez dans la galaxie, ou dans le système solaire pour rester modeste, de cette énorme foire aux gadgets numériques ou pas qu’est le CES de […]

Music copyright centre collects $3.2m in royalties

Music copyright centre collects $3.2m in royalties

More singers are now aware that payments are required for use of copyrighted songs. – VNSphoto Viet Nam News HCM CITY – The Việt Nam Music Copyright Protection Centre collected VNĐ72 billion (US$3.2 million) in royalties last year for registered composers and songwriters, an increase of 7 per cent over last year. The centre’s director, […]

Tidal user figures questioned

Tidal user figures questioned

There was some chitter chatter on Friday about exactly how many people are actually streaming tunes via Tidal, after a Norwegian business newspaper said the firm’s official user figures were dubious . Personally, I’m not sure Tidal even exists. I have a theory that it was the name of a fictional streaming service in some […]

Qobuz accuse Orange de brider son service

Qobuz accuse Orange de brider son service

Si vous êtes client fixe ou mobile d’Orange en France et concomitamment abonné à Qobuz, peut-être avez-vous noté au cours des deux derniers mois de notables problèmes de fluidité de votre service de streaming musical. Par un communiqué, la direction de Qobuz vient de réagir de manière officielle et rejette sans ménagement la responsabilité de […]

U.S. Cassette Album Sales Increased by 74% in 2016, Led by 'Guardians' Soundtrack

U.S. Cassette Album Sales Increased by 74% in 2016, Led by ‘Guardians’ Soundtrack

Getty Images While the continued return of vinyl rightfully draws a lot of attention , there’s another format that’s on the comeback trail: the cassette. Cassette album sales grew by 74 percent in 2016 with 129,000 copies sold (up from 74,000 in 2015) according to Nielsen Music. Certainly, 129,000 is a tiny figure compared to […]

TIDAL : 45 millions de nouveaux clients et une valorisation multipliée par 10

Jay Z et les autres artistes propriétaires de TIDAL vont pouvoir souffler un peu : Sprint acquiert 33% de TIDAL et signe un partenariat avec la plateforme de streaming de musique. TIDAL, société norvégienne reprise en 2015 par Jay Z , avait eu pas mal de difficultés à émerger face à Apple Music et Spotify. […]

Metropolis Music becomes part of the “Live Nation family”

Metropolis Music becomes part of the “Live Nation family”

Aware that there are nearly nine other people putting on gigs in the UK, and there was that one week last June when it was ten, live music giant Live Nation has further expanded its UK business by forming a joint venture with previously independent concert promoter Metropolis. Confirmation of the deal follows speculation that […]

Comment les plateformes de contenus et services ont redéfini le web

Comment les plateformes de contenus et services ont redéfini le web

En 10 ans, le web a énormément changé, notamment sous l’impulsion des smartphones et des médias sociaux, mais ces deux tendances ne sont que les arbres qui cachent la forêt. Ne vous y trompez pas :les plateformes de contenus et services sont les principaux facteurs de changement. En fluidifiant les échanges et en abaissant les […]

Are Pandora's (P) Strategic Efforts Headed the Right Way?

Are Pandora’s (P) Strategic Efforts Headed the Right Way?

Zacks Equity Research Pandora Media Inc. ( P – Free Report ) has been in trouble for quite some time now. Despite the fact that Pandora holds a prime position in the online radio market, the company has been struggling with profitability. Further, rising costs related to licensing, footprint expansion and higher operating expenses will […]

Germany’s recorded music market generated €1.58bn in 2016, up 2.4%

Germany’s recorded music market generated €1.58bn in 2016, up 2.4%

Overall growth of Germany’s music market in 2016 was up for the fourth consecutive year by 2.4% in 2016 to €1.58bn. That’s according to initial estimates from local commercial body the Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI), based on retail sales (including VAT). While the rise is worth celebrating, growth is flatter than 2015, when numbers […]

Updated! Streaming Price Bible w/ 2016 Rates : Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon, Pandora, Etc.

Updated! Streaming Price Bible w/ 2016 Rates : Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon, Pandora, Etc.

The last time we did this was back in 2014 , so we thought it was time for an update. Not a lot of surprises but as we predicted when streaming numbers grow, the per stream rate will drop. This data set is isolated to the calendar year 2016 and represents an indie label with […]

Artists will still get Pandora royalties from SoundExchange, but only on free streams

Artists will still get Pandora royalties from SoundExchange, but only on free streams

Pandora’s insights and analytics guy – aka Billboard contributor Glenn Peoples – has confirmed in a blog post that artists will continue to receive their royalties from the free version of the US personalised radio service via SoundExchange, even though the digital firm has shifted over to direct licensing arrangements with the labels. Though all […]

Major Music Manager Accused Of Direct Secondary Market Sales

Major Music Manager Accused Of Direct Secondary Market Sales

It’s been a dirty little secret of the music business for decades. Some artists’ teams skim the best tickets and profit from reselling them on the secondary market. Now we’re closer to getting proof, as Robbie Williams’ management team is accused of reselling them for $79 above face value. _______________________________ image from www.celebrityaccess.com Robbie Williams’ […]

Brexit : la Grande-Bretagne, le prochain paradis fiscal des entreprises ?

Brexit : la Grande-Bretagne, le prochain paradis fiscal des entreprises ?

Dans sa négociation avec l’Europe, la Grande-Bretagne brandit une menace : celle de devenir un paradis fiscal, juste aux portes de l’Union européenne. Suite au discours de Theresa May ce mardi 17 janvier, le Royaume-Uni a fait passer un message à l’Union européenne :”Si le pays n’obtient pas de bons accords commerciaux, il créera ici […]

Pandora: Layoffs and Q4 earnings preview

Pandora: Layoffs and Q4 earnings preview

In a peculiar mix of pain and gain, Pandora released news that encompassed significant staff layoffs and upbeat earning guidance. Timed after market close on Thursday, the double message caused an eight percent stock rise at one point after-hours. (Note: Pandora stock is up nearly nine percent in pre-market trading at 8:00am Friday morning.) “Hard […]

What does the future hold for Sony Music and Sony/ATV?

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR SONY MUSIC AND SONY/ATV?

The MBW Review gives our take on some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on. This time, we look at Sony Corp’s intriguing treatment of its music businesses. The MBW Review is supported by FUGA . These are highly eventful times for Sony’s music companies. So much so, it’s tough to shake the feeling that […]

La moitié des internautes sont des streamers (dans 7 pays) d’après une étude Spotify réalisée en partenariat avec GroupM+"PDF"

La moitié des internautes sont des streamers (dans 7 pays) d’après une étude Spotify réalisée en partenariat avec GroupM+”PDF”

Dans les marchés plus matures sur le numérique comme les Etats-Unis ou la Suède, près de 60% de la population utilise le streaming d’après l’étude « Streaming State of Mind », réalisée par GroupM pour Spotify auprès de 20 000 consommateurs aux Etats-Unis, Allemagne, Australie, Royaume-Uni, France, Canada et en Suède. En moyenne, la moitié […]

Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd generated £198m in revenue over last financial year

Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd generated £198m in revenue over last financial year

Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd posted a £198.1m turnover in the year ending March 2016, MBW has discovered. According to new documents filed with Companies House, the major music company’s UK base also recorded a post-tax profit of £14.1m. Although revenue (-16.8%) fell in the year, it was still a bigger annual sales haul than […]

The Download on Podcasts: Reaching for $500M

The Download on Podcasts: Reaching for $500M

The Download on Podcasts is a regular feature sponsored by PodcastOne . How much is podcasting worth? Depends who you ask. It even depends on when you ask the same person. Dave van Dyke, President & CEO of Bridge Ratings, sent a note indicating that on Thursday his company would upwardly revise podcast revenue projections […]

UK Music report reveals figures on industry diversity

UK Music report reveals figures on industry diversity+”PDF”

The proportion of BAME (Black, Asian, minority ethnic) representation in the music industry’s workforce is 15.6 percent, higher than the UK population as a whole (12.8 percent), a new report from UK Music has revealed. Among new starters in the music industry, those who have worked for under a year, 27.5 percent are BAME, suggesting […]

Blockchain For Music: The Promise and Problems

Blockchain For Music: The Promise and Problems

Know who owns rights to what is one of the greatest challenges currently faced by the music industry as well as those involved in it. Many believe Lire la suite de l\’article www.hypebot.com technology could be the answer to this issue by making royalty payments faster and more efficient whenever a song is consumed. __________________________ […]

Cutting the Gordian knot: Blockchain and the music industry

Cutting the Gordian knot: Blockchain and the music industry

Audio Network’s head of product Matthew Hawn explains why blockchain technology has the potential to become a game changer for the music industry. British recording artist Imogen Heap is an advocate of using blockchain technology Every industry is on the lookout for its next great innovation – the application of the right technology at the […]

Google mulling SoundCloud buyout, say whispers – as Sony and Universal’s stakes are revealed

Google, prêt à racheter SoundCloud pour $500 millions ?

Google, prêt à racheter SoundCloud pour $500 millions ? Depuis juillet dernier, SoundCloud est à vendre et les acheteurs potentiels se bousculent sans pour autant sauter le pas. Aujourd’hui, c’est Google qui alimente l’actualité avec ses projets. Le géant Google a récemment manifesté son intérêt envers le service de streaming SoundCloud , à la quête […]

Nielsen 2016 report: “Music consumption is at an all-time high”

Nielsen 2016 report: “Music consumption is at an all-time high”

“Music consumption is at an all-time high,” according to Nielsen Music’s 2016 U.S. Year-End Report. The analysis reveals that 2016 was another year with strong streaming growth and some compelling trends for albums. The entire music industry posted a 3.1% increase in overall volume, with total album consumption reaching 560.7 million units. That data point […]

Deezer hires former Spotify exec for partnerships role (interview)

Deezer hires former Spotify exec for partnerships role (interview)

Deezer has appointed former Spotify executive Pascal De Mul as its chief partnerships officer, tasked with building on his new company’s deals with telcos, hardware firms and other partners. De Mul spent five years at Spotify as its global head of hardware partnerships, before moving out of the music industry for a biz dev role […]

Spotify/GroupM survey evaluates streaming audio advertising

Spotify/GroupM survey evaluates streaming audio advertising

Spotify and GroupM, which struck an alliance in November, have jointly executed a study ( Streaming State of Mind ) into streaming media consumption, listener demographics, mobile listening, and ad spend. The multi-part study covers seven global markets — a portion of GroupM’s Live panel, which encompasses 5.5-million online survey respondents in 30 geographic markets. […]

Music Subscriptions Passed 100 Million In December. Has The World Changed?

Music Subscriptions Passed 100 Million In December. Has The World Changed?

In streaming’s earlier years, when doubts prevailed across the artist, songwriter and label communities, one of the arguments put forward by enthusiasts was that when streaming reached scale everything would make sense. When asked what ‘scale’ meant, the common reply was ‘100 million subscribers’. In December, the streaming market finally hit and passed that milestone, […]

Audio Streaming's Stunning Resurgence

Audio Streaming’s Stunning Resurgence “Infographie”

Across the United States, people consumed 4.9 percent more music in 2016 than they did in 2015, according to a report from BuzzAngle. The growth was driven by an explosion in subscription streaming services that saw a whopping 124 percent increase. On-demand music streaming has been growing at a phenomenal pace in recent years while […]

Spotify/GroupM survey evaluates streaming audio advertising

Spotify/GroupM survey evaluates streaming audio advertising

Spotify and GroupM, which struck an alliance in November, have jointly executed a study ( Streaming State of Mind ) into streaming media consumption, listener demographics, mobile listening, and ad spend. The multi-part study covers seven global markets — a portion of GroupM’s Live panel, which encompasses 5.5-million online survey respondents in 30 geographic markets. […]

Alexandre Deniot appointed director of MIDEM

Alexandre Deniot appointed director of MIDEM

Reed MIDEM has announced that Alexandre Deniot is joining the company as director of the annual MIDEM event. Deniot brings over 15 years of industry experience to the role, having previously served at Universal Music Group, most recently as business development director for UMG’s Paris- based digital division. Over the past two years he spearheaded […]

All Three Major Labels, Pandora and RIAA Announce Support for Hi-Res Audio Streaming

All Three Major Labels, Pandora and RIAA Announce Support for Hi-Res Audio Streaming

FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME Getty Images With a large swath of the industry onboard, how long before streaming services offer premium audio tiers? A large swath of the music business, including all three major labels (Universal Music Group, Sony Music and the Warner Music Group), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and music platforms […]

Dish brings Alexa and multi-room music to Hopper DVRs

Dish brings Alexa and multi-room music to Hopper DVRs

Until recently, the world of voice-controlled computing, nay, voice-controlled living , seemed like it was still a few years away from becoming mainstream. Amazon’s Alexa platform, however, has made it easy for companies to bolt-on the technology to their existing products. Case in point: Dish has announced that you’ll soon be able to pair your […]

Obama Wants to Work at Spotify After the White House…

Obama Wants to Work at Spotify After the White House…

Obama visiting Sweden in 2013. Was Spotify on the itinerary? Obama does have one of Spotify’s most popular playlists. So what happens after January 20th? “I’m still waiting for my job at Spotify,” the exiting President just joked. If you’re a Spotify user, you’ve probably listened one of Obama’s many musical picks. But the exiting […]

UK formally decided to adopt GDPR | Igor Máté Dr. | Pulse | LinkedIn

As predicted earlier, as one of the measures considered inevitable to apply to staying in the single market, the UK government decided on adoption of the new EU data law, due to come into force in 2018.  The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces strict penalties for companies that suffer data breaches, obliges them to disclose data disasters […]

Music biz up 4.6% in 2016 to become entertainment's fastest growing sector

Music biz up 4.6% in 2016 to become entertainment’s fastest growing sector

The music industry appears to have turned a corner, after new ERA (Entertainment Retailers Association) data revealed that the biz grew 4.6% to hit £1.11 billion in 2016, outstripping games (2.9%) and video (2.2%) to become entertainment’s fastest growing sector. Figures show that the growing adoption of streaming and digital services helped the music, video […]

Music marketing: How artists are disrupting the album cycle

Music marketing: How artists are disrupting the album cycle

Domino Records devises bespoke campaigns on social media for its roster of artists including Hot Chip In 2016 the rapid adoption of streaming services and always-on nature of social media changed the way musicians and record labels released new music. The decade old, tried-and-tested formula of rolling out a new album through a combination of […]

BMG Asks Court To Uphold Copyright Verdict Against Cox Communications

In November of 2014, in an apparent first, record company BMG sued Cox Communications for copyright infringement because Cox’s subscribers were sharing pirated files online. Cox defended itself by arguing that it was protected by the federal copyright law, which immunizes Internet service providers from liability for users’ activity — provided that the ISPs have […]

La réalité virtuelle, l’avenir de la musique ?

La réalité virtuelle, l’avenir de la musique ?

Le phénomène initialement pensé pour le gaming, s’empare définitivement de l’industrie musicale. Et pour répondre à l’appel, Warner nous promet des « milliers d’expériences immersives ». L’industrie musicale, fillière en perpétuelle évolution, repose sur un modèle précaire qui évolue au gré des révolutions technologiques. Contrairement à l’imaginaire collectif, la démocratisation d’internet ne marque pas la […]

SoundCloud ‘may run out of cash’ this year as it posts €51m loss

SoundCloud ‘may run out of cash’ this year as it posts €51m loss

SoundCloud’s losses grew faster than its revenues in 2015 – with the company now admitting that, should its subscription service flop, its funding may run dry this year. According to a new filing at Companies House (UK), SoundCloud Ltd’s revenues grew 21.6% to €21.1m ($22m) in 2015 – but its net losses accelerated 30.9% to […]

The Hint of Blockchain

The Hint of Blockchain

One of the biggest problems the music industry faces today is knowing which labels and publishers, performers, songwriters and producers own the rights to songs and recordings, and what their split of the royalties might be. Many believe that record keeping with Blockchain technology can help. Advocates of Blockchain foresee a music industry where every […]

LA PRODUCTION MUSICALE FRANCAISE AU TOP DE L’ANNEE 2016 !

LA PRODUCTION MUSICALE FRANCAISE AU TOP DE L’ANNEE 2016 !

Le Syndicat National de l’Edition Phonographique (SNEP) dévoile aujourd’hui le classement des 200 meilleures ventes d’albums de l’année 2016. Réalisé par GFK, ce classement annuel prend en compte tous les modes de consommation de musique des Français au cours de l’année, incluant désormais les écoutes en streaming. Avec plus de 730 000 ventes d’albums ou […]

Merlin Works To Make Independents Equal With Majors On Streaming Services [INTERVIEW]

Merlin Works To Make Independents Equal With Majors On Streaming Services [INTERVIEW]

Charles Caldas discusses Merlin, an organization which works to help the independent label community battle for maximum compensation from digital streaming services like YouTube and Spotify, as well as combat online music piracy. _____________________ Guest Post from Pias Charles Caldas has to be many things to the independent label community – a valuable mix of […]

Les 3 chiffres qui montrent ce qu’il manque à Spotify pour être du calibre de Netflix

Les 3 chiffres qui montrent ce qu’il manque à Spotify pour être du calibre de Netflix

Le leader mondial du streaming musical pourrait entrer en Bourse cette année. Leader mondial du marché du streaming musical, Spotify pourrait faire son entrée en Bourse cette année, à l’instar de Snapchat et d’autres “décacornes” ( start-up non cotées, de moins de 10 ans et valorisées au moins 10 milliards de dollars : NDLR ). […]

What U.S. Tech Giants Face in Europe in 2017

What U.S. Tech Giants Face in Europe in 2017

For American tech behemoths like Google and Facebook, Europe can be both a blessing and a curse. The region and its 500 million consumers are one of the companies’ most important overseas markets. And in cities from Lisbon to Ljubljana, people often can’t get enough YouTube videos, Amazon purchases and Twitter messages. Yet policy makers […]

Streaming drives US music consumption up 4.9% in 2016

Streaming drives US music consumption up 4.9% in 2016+PDF

American consumers confirmed their new found passion for streaming in 2016, with a record 250.7 billion audio streams tracked during the year, an 82.6% increase year-on-year, according to data measurement company BuzzAngle Music. There were more streams on any given day during 2016 (daily average of 1.2 billion) then there were song downloads for the […]

In Apple-Spotify World, SoundCloud Can’t Find Room

In Apple-Spotify World, SoundCloud Can’t Find Room

Photographer: Getty Images After years of trading physical dollars for digital dimes, the music industry is finally seeing a payoff . Subscriptions to streaming music services jumped about 50 percent in 2016, topping 92 million. For the first time since the heyday of CDs, revenue for the largest record labels is consistently rising. But things […]

YouTube loses US music streaming dominance as subscription plays jump 124%

YouTube loses US music streaming dominance as subscription plays jump 124%

People paying for the likes of Spotify and Apple Music played more music streams in the US last year than users of YouTube – in a dramatic market reversal. That’s according to the latest stats from trusted market monitor BuzzAngle – whose stats show that digital video music streams grew by just 7.5% in the […]

Google mulling SoundCloud buyout, say whispers – as Sony and Universal’s stakes are revealed

Google mulling SoundCloud buyout, say whispers – as Sony and Universal’s stakes are revealed

After Spotify spurned the chance to acquire SoundCloud, some assumed the end was nigh for the loss-making streaming platform. High-level rumors are now beginning to bubble, however, that Google is very interested in snapping up the Berlin-based company – which boasts more than 175m users around the world. SoundCloud was reportedly hoping to sell for […]

Le come-back inattendu du vinyle !

Le come-back inattendu du vinyle !

Cette année a signé le retour du vinyle et de son fameux tourne-disques. Un retour au classique auquel personne ne s’attendait vraiment. Les coulisses d’un comme-back imprévu. À l’ère du streaming et du téléchargement sans limite, il était presque impensable de le revoir à nouveau… Et pourtant ! Il est bel et bien de retour […]

Here’s Why Vinyl Isn’t About To Save The Music Business And Why Albums Need Rethinking

Here’s Why Vinyl Isn’t About To Save The Music Business And Why Albums Need Rethinking

The BPI announced that ‘album equivalent sales’ were up by 1.6% in volume terms in 2016, with vinyl and streaming identified as the key drivers. Many people retain a nostalgic soft spot for vinyl, so an apparently vinyl led revival is always going to get people’s attention. But not only is vinyl not the future […]

Facebook Developing Copyright ID System to Stem Music Rights Infringement

Facebook Developing Copyright ID System to Stem Music Rights Infringement

FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME Mark Zuckerberg photographed on Nov. 19, 2016. As Facebook continues to grapple with its role in proliferating ” fake news ” amidst the heated U.S. election this year, it has another showdown looming on the horizon — this one with the music industry. In the wake of NMPA president/CEO David Israelite […]

Facebook veut automatiser la chasse aux vidéos violant le droit d’auteur

Facebook veut automatiser la chasse aux vidéos violant le droit d’auteur

À la demande de l’industrie musicale, Facebook travaille sur un système d’identification automatique des droits d’auteur qui rappelle fortement le Content ID de YouTube. Facebook est en train de développer un système d’identification des droits d’auteur , censé analyser tous les contenus vidéo publiés sur sa plateforme. Cette nouvelle méthode pour lutter contre la violation […]

Music streaming hailed as industry's saviour as labels enjoy profit surge

Music streaming hailed as industry’s saviour as labels enjoy profit surge

Five years ago, the demise of the music industry seemed almost inevitable. Recession, rampant piracy, falling CD sales and a fear that “kids just don’t buy music any more” had giant record labels, once oozing wealth, counting the pennies. Yet 2016 has seen a reversal of fortune – and the industry’s saviour is not what […]

GroupM: Mobile Music Streaming Represents $220 Million Ad Opportunity

GroupM: Mobile Music Streaming Represents $220 Million Ad Opportunity

AWARDS Content streaming, particularly music listening, can be used as a proxy for other consumer behavior, and companies like Spotify and GroupM are aiming to profit from that. As part of a multi-year data and research partnership between GroupM parent WPP and Spotify, the firms came together to study streaming media consumption. Their finding is […]

SoundExchange Could See Collected Revenue Shrink by $200 Million in 2017: Exclusive

SoundExchange Could See Collected Revenue Shrink by $200 Million in 2017: Exclusive

FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME Getty Images As Pandora signs direct deals with labels is the middle man getting cut out? For the past five years, SoundExchange has been one of the music industry’s few bright spots in a transitional and contracting market. In that time, the non-profit entity which collects and distributes digital royalties for […]

Où se cache la magie des algorithmes de recommandation musicale ?

Où se cache la magie des algorithmes de recommandation musicale ?

Un article de Quartz publié en décembre 2015 décortique le fonctionnement de l’algorithme de recommandation de Spotify. Quelques semaines plus tôt, nous interrogions les utilisateurs français des services de streaming sur leur compréhension de ces mécanismes. La recommandation personnalisée est devenue la véritable zone de concurrence et de différenciation des services de streaming musical, comme […]

Hacked Sony Music accounts spread false news of Britney Spears’ death

Hacked Sony Music accounts spread false news of Britney Spears’ death

Some Twitter accounts related to Sony Music were apparently accessed by hacker group OurMine this morning. The handles for Sony Music Global and Bob Dylan tweeted that Britney Spears was dead shortly after 8AM ET. “britney spears is dead by accident! we will tell you more soon,” the @SonyMusicGlobal account read before the tweets were […]

Sony/ATV boss Martin Bandier: ‘YouTube should have paid us $5bn’

Sony/ATV boss Martin Bandier: ‘YouTube should have paid us $5bn’

With its $750m buyout of the Michael Jackson estate’s 50% stake in the company, 2016 has been a big year for Sony/ATV. It has also consolidated its position in the publishing market, with subscription streaming revenues comfortably making up for declining income from CD and download sales. However, the ‘value gap’ of ad-supported streaming in […]

Industrie musicale : en dix ans, les revenus ont baissé, mais la part du numérique a explosé

Industrie musicale : en dix ans, les revenus ont baissé, mais la part du numérique a explosé

Après une décennie de baisse du chiffre d’affaires, l’ industrie musicale se stabilise désormais à l’échelle mondiale autour de 15 milliards de dollars (environ 14,3 milliards d’euros, indique l’IFPI ( International Federation of Phonographic Industry). Selon cette fédération, qui regroupe 1 300 labels (majors et indépendants), les revenus issus du numérique sont passés devant ceux […]

Will Spotify kill the music download?

Will Spotify kill the music download?

The digital download, ushered in to the mass market more than a decade ago by Apple’s iTunes music store, is in rapid decline as people shift to streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. The shift from downloads to streaming is highlighted by the biggest-selling singles of this year and 2006, when Gnarls Barkley’s […]

Les mélomanes en pincent pour le vinyle

Les mélomanes en pincent pour le vinyle

Paris (XVIIe), hier. A la Fnac des Ternes, de nouveaux modèles de platines vont bientôt compléter l’offre. Il s’est vendu 1,7 million de platines cette année, deux fois plus que l’an dernier. Les consommateurs les plébiscitent. On le surprend en train d’examiner une belle paire d’enceintes laquées noir, pendant que Marlène sa femme a filé […]

Audio : L’offre d’inventaire de Spotify se répand en milieu programmatique

Audio : L’offre d’inventaire de Spotify se répand en milieu programmatique

L’offre d’inventaire audio de Spotify continue de se répandre en milieu programmatique suite à l’accord du service se musique en streaming de mise à disposition de son inventaire auprès de plusieurs plateformes de monétisation, dont Rubicon Project. Désormais Adform, plateforme d’achat publicitaire danoise, annonce qu’elle propose à ses clients acheteurs d’accéder à l’inventaire audio de […]

Nielsen Acquires Gracenote, Highlighting the Value of Data

Nielsen Acquires Gracenote, Highlighting the Value of Data

Nielsen, a ratings and consumer-research company that has been struggling to adapt to a changing media landscape, announced Tuesday that it was buying Gracenote , a specialist in entertainment data, from Tribune Media for $560 million. The deal highlights the importance that data plays in a range of entertainment media sources, including television and streaming […]

How Amazon Plans to Frustrate Its Cloud Rivals

How Amazon Plans to Frustrate Its Cloud Rivals

AWS Shield may shield Amazon from cloud competition As the leading provider of cloud computing platforms, Amazon ( AMZN ) faces constant threats from rivals seeking to take its market share. Aware of this challenge, Amazon developed AWS Shield, a cloud security solution designed to make its cloud service, Amazon Web Services (or AWS), more […]

Why Is YouTube the Biggest Music Service In the World? Just Ask a Music Fan

Why Is YouTube the Biggest Music Service In the World? Just Ask a Music Fan

YouTube accounts for one in four music listening hours, according to MusicWatch. But why is it so dominant? The answers, from actual music fans, are almost as confusing as the questions themselves. Spotify has 115 million users (give or take 10 million). It works brilliantly on mobile, and pays artists 16.8 times better . It’s […]

3 Unique Online Music Marketing Strategies for 2017

3 Unique Online Music Marketing Strategies for 2017

Looking to improve how you market your shows in 2017 ? Here distill the knowledge of twenty industry experts for three unique online marketing strategies designed to increase ticket sales in the coming year. ______________________ Guest post by Rachel Grate of Eventbrite Chances are, you already have a go-to checklist to market your shows. But […]

‘Facebook must strike a deal with music publishers as soon as possible’

‘Facebook must strike a deal with music publishers as soon as possible’

The careers of unsigned artists are being caught in the crossfire of an increasingly aggressive copyright assault on Facebook by music publishers. Performers began to publicly complain about covers of popular tracks being pulled down from Facebook in October, following a spate of copyright infringement notifications from music rights-holders. Things have gone from bad to […]

Capitol takes safe harbour on pre-1972 recordings case to Supreme Court

Capitol takes safe harbour on pre-1972 recordings case to Supreme Court

If you thought that Sirius and Pandora starting to do licensing deals in relation to pre-1972 sound recordings brought to an end all that debate around how, exactly, American copyright law works on golden oldies, well, not quite. As previously reported, US-wide federal copyright law only protects sound recordings released since 1972, with older records […]

Deezer dismisses exclusive deals with musicians as ‘irritating’

Deezer dismisses exclusive deals with musicians as ‘irritating’

Deezer is shifting its marketing strategy to focus on tie-ups with big consumer brands as it looks to target the more than 7 billion people who don’t yet pay for a music streaming service. Earlier this week it unveiled a partnership with Manchester United and it has announced a similar deal with Barcelona FC. The […]

Why the Music Industry Needs a Revamped Relationship With Artists, Entrepreneurs

Why the Music Industry Needs a Revamped Relationship With Artists, Entrepreneurs

As 2016 comes to a close, an air of positivity surrounds the music business that few would have thought possible a decade ago. Thanks to the rise of Spotify, Apple Music, and their peers, revenues are seeing an upward trajectory. Ensuring that this positive trend will continue into the future, however, requires an understanding of […]

Pascal Nègre : « Je suis le coach personnel des artistes »

Pascal Nègre : « Je suis le coach personnel des artistes »

Pour Pascal Nègre, « d’ici à deux ans, le marché de la musique enregistrée sera à 70 % portés par le streaming payant ». LE MONDE ECONOMIE Ancien PDG d’Universal Music France, remercié en février par le groupe Vivendi, propriétaire de la première major mondiale du disque, Pascal Nègre a décidé, à 55 ans, de […]

Warner Music reimagines a lucrative format for the streaming era …

Your source for entertainment news, celebrities, celeb news Warner Bros. Shakeup: Toby Emmerich to Replace Greg Silverman as Top Creative Exec (Exclusive), After months of speculation, Warner Bros.’ film head Greg Silverman is exiting the studio. Toby Emmerich, currently president and COO of New Line Cinema, has been promoted to president and chief content officer, […]

Experience Should Be Everything In 2017

Click here to view original web page at musicindustryblog.wordpress.com 2017 is going to be a big year for streaming. Spotify will likely IPO, paid subscribers will pass the 100 million mark in Q1, playlists will boom. 2017 will build upon an upbeat 2016 in which the major labels saw streaming drive total revenue growth. This […]

How Kobalt Helps Creators Capitalize on YouTube

How Kobalt Helps Creators Capitalize on YouTube

Youtube Lead As we move further into the Golden Age of Music, the music industry has to deal with a variety of revenue streams that weren’t there as recently as 10 years ago. Chief among these is YouTube, which has traditionally been challenging for creators to understand and maximize. And yet, the service is the […]

Musique : pourquoi on succombe à l'appel du vinyle

Musique : pourquoi on succombe à l’appel du vinyle

Le vinyle est mort, vive le vinyle ! Créé en 1887, le disque noir qui doit son nom à sa matière plastique a frôlé la mort clinique il y a tout juste dix ans. En 2006, les labels envisagent de stopper toute production pour ce marché devenu minuscule, bousculé par le CD, le téléchargement et […]

YouTube Strikes Multimillion Dollar Deal With Music Trade Group Over Unpaid Royalties

YouTube Strikes Multimillion Dollar Deal With Music Trade Group Over Unpaid Royalties

YouTube has reached a reported $40 million settlement with the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) — a 100-year-old trade association that represents American music publishers and songwriters — over unpaid royalties. YouTube, which is the most popular online destination for music, according to The New York Times , will compensate affected parties for large swaths […]

Why 2016 will go down as a giant year for the global recorded music business

Why 2016 will go down as a giant year for the global recorded music business

The MBW Review gives our take on some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on. This time, we follow very positive recent financial results at all three majors with a prediction of what 2016 holds for the whole industry. The MBW Review is supported by FUGA . Drake: feel free to pop the cork on […]

Vivendi va lancer en 2017 en France son service de vidéo en streaming

Vivendi va lancer en 2017 en France son service de vidéo en streaming

Le service vidéo de Vivendi devrait débarquer au premier semestre 2016 – Éric Piermont – AFP Vivendi va lancer début 2017 en France son service de vidéos musicales pour mobiles WatchMusic , qu’il teste déjà au Brésil, a annoncé vendredi à l’AFP Karim Ayari, PDG de la filiale de video en streaming Watchever. “On va […]

Spotify renonce à mettre la main sur SoundCloud

Spotify renonce à mettre la main sur SoundCloud

Spotify aurait abandonné son plan de rachat de son rival SoundCloud. La plateforme suédoise de musique en streaming aux 40 millions d’abonnés privilégierait son IPO prévue en 2017, d’après une information du Financial Times. Elle semble aussi avoir cédé aux attentes de ses actionnaires, après avoir levé 1 milliard de dollars en mars dernier , […]

« Pour certains de nos labels, YouTube peut représenter 50 % des revenus » (Pascal Bittard, IDOL)

IDOL s’est lancé en 2006, période où le marché du téléchargement était balbutiant. Qu’est-ce qui vous a incité à créer votre structure de distribution en ligne ? Le marché du téléchargement légal était en effet naissant. Je l’ai découvert lorsque j’étais directeur marketing de V2, où le numérique faisait partie de mes attributions. Je m’étais […]

Warner Music Group Corp. Reports Results for Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended September 30, 2016

• Total revenue grew 9.4% or was up 13.1% in constant currency for the full year • Digital revenue grew 21.0% or was up 24.3% in constant currency for the full year • Net income for the full year was $30 million versus a net loss of $88 million in the prior year • OIBDA […]

How Context Awareness Is The Next Frontier In The Music Industry

How Context Awareness Is The Next Frontier In The Music Industry

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 as a whole. In his book Who Owns the Future? , computer scientist Jaron Lanier highlights the importance of “decision reduction” in technology. In an advanced, noisy […]

Kobalt explains its Laura Marling Spotify ‘pre-save’ campaign

Kobalt explains its Laura Marling Spotify ‘pre-save’ campaign

Earlier this week, we reported on Kobalt’s campaign to get fans of Laura Marling to “pre-save” her next album ‘Semper Femina’ to their Spotify collections and playlists ahead of its release in March 2017. We thought Kobalt was taking advantage of a new feature made available to labels by Spotify, but that wasn’t the case. […]

Kobalt unveils new pre-save button with Laura Marling release

Kobalt unveils new pre-save button with Laura Marling release

In this new-fangled age of streams and sustained listening and repeat micro-payments over an undefined period of audio re-engagement, the savvy music marketers know that the old fashioned declaration of “buy my record now!” has no currency. Oh no, in this brave new world the marketing message artists need to shout at every appropriate opportunity […]

Spotify brings soundtracks to Starz’ video streaming app

Spotify brings soundtracks to Starz’ video streaming app

Before the streaming era, if you found yourself watching a movie or TV show with a great soundtrack, you may have gone out later to buy the CD. These days, at best, you may remember to look up the soundtrack on iTunes or a streaming service like Spotify. But the premium TV network Starz has […]

Classical Music: Not Just for Old People!

Classical Music: Not Just for Old People!

Classical music. “But isn’t it just for old people?” they ask. And when I say “they,” I mean the random people I’ve met throughout my 27 years who can’t fathom that this woman who adamantly learned all the words to Eminem songs in her teens and who can’t sing without shamelessly imitating Britney Spears can […]

Apple Music : une nouvelle offre à moitié prix pour les étudiants qui va te plaire

Apple Music : une nouvelle offre à moitié prix pour les étudiants qui va te plaire

La plateforme de streaming d’Apple se plie en deux pour les étudiants avec une nouvelle offre tarifaire avantageuse à -50%. Apple fait du bien aux étudiants. Plus précisément à leur portefeuille et à leurs oreilles ! La marque à la pomme a présenté ce matin une nouvelle offre tarifaire d’abonnement à 4.99€ au lieux de […]

L'offre de musique numérique

L’offre de musique numérique

A + AA – winston – Fotolia.com Musique numérique État des lieux de l’offre de musique numérique au 1 er semestre 2016 Alors que le marché de la musique semble renouer avec la croissance (+8,5% en valeur sur les 9 premiers mois de l’année 2016) et ce, grâce au streaming, le premier semestre 2016 s’avère […]

Do Freemium music services offer greater revenue per user than the freemium combo of Radio and Sales?

The purpose of this story is rather simple: First, let’s treat the music industry like a “freemium” music service with both paid and free components. And, using the data we gather, estimate the average revenue per user for this freemium experience. In fact, the music industry has always been a freemium music experience at the […]

SHAPE platform announces artist list of 2017

SHAPE platform announces artist list of 2017

The Creative Europe-supported SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art is announcing its 2017 list of artists. The artist selection for the platform’s third year traditionally places a diverse selection of audiovisual projects and sound artists alongside musical acts that range from post-grime and techno to free improvisation and experiments with field recordings. The […]

Spotify launches biggest ever global marketing campaign in 14 territories

Spotify launches biggest ever global marketing campaign in 14 territories

Spotify has launched its biggest ever global marketing campaign – audience-wise – in 14 territories. The launch uses a chunk of the firm’s 2016 $1bn investment raise to differentiate itself from the competition. The campaign will roll out in the US, UK, France and Denmark until December 31st, and then to a further 10 markets […]

Spotify révèle vos datas musicales dans un affichage grandeur nature

Spotify révèle vos datas musicales dans un affichage grandeur nature

Message à la personne qui écoute des chants de Noël depuis Juin. Spotify a donné lundi le coup d’envoi de sa plus grande campagne d’affichage mondiale jamais entreprise. Sous le slogan « Thanks 2016, it’s been weird », l’agence interne Spotify in House révèle de manière humoristique les données improbables de ses utilisateurs. Grâce à […]

L’après-Brexit : la vision du DG de la Société générale, Vers la fin du CDI, Uber en Afrique… et plein d’autres infos | LinkedIn

Demain tous freelances ! A en croire les résultats d’une étude du McKinsey Global Institute rapportée par Eric Hazan, 3 à 6 millions de salariés français envisageraient d’opter pour l’indépendance. Un boom qui pourrait stimuler la croissance, en favorisant la concurrence, mais sous réserve d’adapter les filets de protection sociales… Vous réactions en cliquant sur […]

Swedish artists benefitting from global streaming reach

Swedish artists benefitting from global streaming reach

As playlists on the big streaming services become ever-more powerful, one of the talking points of 2016 has been the fear that these playlists may increase the dominance of a relatively small number of (mainly) North American artists, driven by their popularity in the world’s largest market, the US. Long runs at the top of […]

This was Sony Music's contract with Spotify

This was Sony Music’s contract with Spotify

Over the last year the music industry has been in flux as artists, labels, and streaming services jockey over the best way to build the future of their business. Taylor Swift pulled her catalog from Spotify; Tidal launched a new platform owned by artists, not record companies; and Apple is preparing to muscle in on […]

7digital tunes in with Catchpoint Systems for global digital music streaming performance monitoring

7digital tunes in with Catchpoint Systems for global digital music streaming performance monitoring

Click here to view original web page at military-technologies.net 22nd November 2016 – Catchpoint Systems , a digital performance analytics company, today announced that B2B digital music and radio company 7digital is now using the Catchpoint to monitor and improve the customer experience of its audio streaming services globally. 7digital provides a robust and scalable […]

Radio Group Argues That Price Tag for a Catalog of Classics Is Monopolistic

Radio Group Argues That Price Tag for a Catalog of Classics Is Monopolistic

Click here to view original web page at www.billboard.com Irving Azoff is photographed for New York Times on March 10, 2016 in Los Angeles. Global Music Rights (GMR), the boutique performance rights organization launched by well-known industry executive Irving Azoff in 2013, is looking to charge the Radio Music Licensing Committee (RLMC) over $42 million […]

‘I hate the word “rules”. It’s the antithesis of A&R.’

Warner/APG’s Mike Caren on signing artists, dropping artists and breaking artists The post ‘I hate the word “rules”. It’s the antithesis of A&R.’ appeared first on Music Business Worldwide. Warner/APG’s Mike Caren on signing artists, dropping artists and breaking artists The post ‘I hate the word “rules”. It’s the antithesis of A&R.’ appeared first on […]

Publishers furious over ‘shocking’ GEMA payout ruling in Germany

Budde Music boss and independent publishers up in arms The post Publishers furious over ‘shocking’ GEMA payout ruling in Germany appeared first on Music Business Worldwide. Budde Music boss and independent publishers up in arms The post Publishers furious over ‘shocking’ GEMA payout ruling in Germany appeared first on Music Business Worldwide. http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/feed/

Prince’s label sues Roc Nation over TIDAL’s alleged copyright infringement

Lawsuit seeking damages that could top $18 million The post Prince’s label sues Roc Nation over TIDAL’s alleged copyright infringement appeared first on Music Business Worldwide. Lawsuit seeking damages that could top $18 million The post Prince’s label sues Roc Nation over TIDAL’s alleged copyright infringement appeared first on Music Business Worldwide. http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/feed/

Is this the UK’s breakthrough artist of 2017?

Sony is backing Rag’N’Bone Man to become a global smash next year The post Is this the UK’s breakthrough artist of 2017? appeared first on Music Business Worldwide. Sony is backing Rag’N’Bone Man to become a global smash next year The post Is this the UK’s breakthrough artist of 2017? appeared first on Music Business […]

Rock Candy Records expands into US with Sony RED deal

Rock catalogue specialist releases first US physical albums this week The post Rock Candy Records expands into US with Sony RED deal appeared first on Music Business Worldwide. Rock catalogue specialist releases first US physical albums this week The post Rock Candy Records expands into US with Sony RED deal appeared first on Music Business […]

Metallica just put their entire new album on YouTube for free

Surprise move from heavy rock band with every track available to play The post Metallica just put their entire new album on YouTube for free appeared first on Music Business Worldwide. Surprise move from heavy rock band with every track available to play The post Metallica just put their entire new album on YouTube for […]

Spotify co-founders own an estimated $1.8bn stake in company

Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon have a lot to gain from an IPO The post Spotify co-founders own an estimated $1.8bn stake in company appeared first on Music Business Worldwide. Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon have a lot to gain from an IPO The post Spotify co-founders own an estimated $1.8bn stake in company appeared […]

Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights sued by US commercial radio body

MBW understands renowned lawyer Daniel Petrocelli now representing GMR The post Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights sued by US commercial radio body appeared first on Music Business Worldwide. MBW understands renowned lawyer Daniel Petrocelli now representing GMR The post Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights sued by US commercial radio body appeared first on Music Business […]

Sony promotes Andre Stapleton to SVP/Digital Partner Development

Exec will aim to maximize revenue amongst Sony’s digital parners The post Sony promotes Andre Stapleton to SVP/Digital Partner Development appeared first on Music Business Worldwide. Exec will aim to maximize revenue amongst Sony’s digital parners The post Sony promotes Andre Stapleton to SVP/Digital Partner Development appeared first on Music Business Worldwide. http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/feed/

Max Hole named Non-Exec Chairman of Metropolis

Former UMGI boss to strategically advise UK studios and production complex The post Max Hole named Non-Exec Chairman of Metropolis appeared first on Music Business Worldwide. Former UMGI boss to strategically advise UK studios and production complex The post Max Hole named Non-Exec Chairman of Metropolis appeared first on Music Business Worldwide. http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/feed/

Leaving Spotify & The Echo Nest

Click here to view original web page at notes.variogr.am My last day at Spotify was last week. I’m not working on music discovery for the first time in my life since May 2000. I’m going to take some time off to finish some personal projects and start something new in 2017. I love Spotify: the […]

How the music industry can still be saved

How the music industry can still be saved

Neal Mohan, chief product office at YouTube Unattributed The music industry is in transition. Between piracy and digital distribution, there has been huge destruction of value among legacy players and a lot of handwringing over the fate of music. But that doesn’t mean there’s no hope. One major player at the world’s second-biggest search engine […]

Spotify doubles down on ticketing with emails and Ticketmaster integration

Spotify doubles down on ticketing with emails and Ticketmaster integration

Click here to view original web page at musically.com Spotify is doubling down on its ticketing features, with plans to email concert recommendations to its users based on their listening habits, as well as a new partnership with Ticketmaster. The company is pitching the moves to artists as a way to generate more ticket sales […]

Tech firms want Trump to tackle their digital music gripes

Tech firms want Trump to tackle their digital music gripes

Click here to view original web page at musically.com As the waves from Donald Trump’s shock election victory continue to ripple, the business of lobbying the president-elect is swinging into gear. The Internet Association, which includes Spotify, Pandora, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Netflix among its members, has published an open letter to Trump offering “a […]

BMG signs ‘deepened’ deal with e-commerce giant Alibaba in China

BMG signs ‘deepened’ deal with e-commerce giant Alibaba in China

Click here to view original web page at www.musicbusinessworldwide.com The music business’s gold rush to China has intensified – as BMG exclusively commits 1.9m songs and 600,000 recordings to a new digital partnership with Alibaba in the region. A distribution agreement between Alibaba and BMG was first signed nearly two years ago and has now […]

Quick Take: Amazon Music Unlimited Comes To The UK

Quick Take: Amazon Music Unlimited Comes To The UK

Amazon announced the anticipated launch of Amazon Music Unlimited in the UK today. For my full take on Amazon Music Unlimited see my previous post here. Make no mistake, Amazon are taking this launch seriously, with a coordinated PR campaign and press release quotes not only from Amazon’s head of streaming music Steve Boom but […]

Why the music industry is poised for explosive growth

Why the music industry is poised for explosive growth

Getty/Cindy Ord After a long, long metaphorical winter, the music industry is finally growing again in 2016 for the first time in over a decade, thanks to streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. And it’s just the beginning, according to analysts at Macquarie, who predict that global recorded music revenues will double over the […]

Spotify no longer receiving content delivery from Global Mediabank

Spotify no longer receiving content delivery from Global Mediabank

Spotify has informed rights-holders whose music was previously distributed by Global Mediabank (GMB) that they are going to have to find alternative partners to push their tracks onto the platform. Global Media Bank (GMB) was placed into administration earlier this year alongside UK-based parent Omnifone. MBW understands that, as of the end of October, GMB’s […]

Benjy’s Late

Nobody plans to fail. But they fail to plan. That’s what the dental hygienist told me today. After telling me she moved to a new duplex in South Central L.A., an hour away. One day she decided to take the freeway, despite Waze’s incantations, but then it took an hour and a half. But she […]

Kobalt hires Laurent Hubert as it reaches out to other publishers

Kobalt hires Laurent Hubert as it reaches out to other publishers

Kobalt wants your business. The company has hired respected former BMG exec Laurent Hubert to run its newly formed B2B rights management platform division – and it wants publishers to come on board. In his new role as President, Platform and Investments, Hubert will oversee the roll-out of Kobalt’s white label technology offering to other […]

Kobalt hires Laurent Hubert as it reaches out to other publishers

Kobalt hires Laurent Hubert as it reaches out to other publishers

Kobalt wants your business. The company has hired respected former BMG exec Laurent Hubert to run its newly formed B2B rights management platform division – and it wants publishers to come on board. In his new role as President, Platform and Investments, Hubert will oversee the roll-out of Kobalt’s white label technology offering to other […]

Kobalt Creates Neighboring Rights Powerhouse With Fintage House Superstar Client List Acquisition

___________________________________ Indie music services company Kobalt announced that they have acquired Fintage House’s Neighbouring Rights and Publishing businesses. The deal will see the transitioning of services from Fintage to Kobalt for all of Fintage House’s Neighbouring Rights and Publishing clients over the next few months. Fintage House’s client roster includes Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Bruce […]

Kobalt buys Fintage House’s music business to create Neighbouring Rights empire

Kobalt buys Fintage House’s music business to create Neighbouring Rights empire

Kobalt Music Group has fully acquired the music publishing and Neighbouring Rights businesses of Fintage House – one of the biggest players, and Kobalt’s toughest rivals, in the multi-billion dollar NR space. The deal brings Fintage’s NR roster of artists – including Katy Perry (pictured), Bruce Springsteen and Britney Spears – into Kobalt, which already […]

Kobalt strikes ‘revolutionary’ deal with YouTube giant AwesomenessTV

Kobalt strikes ‘revolutionary’ deal with YouTube giant AwesomenessTV

Kobalt has signed a new partnership with multi-platform media company Awesomeness TV which it says will ‘revolutionize’ the music business. AwesomenessTV, co-owned by Comcast, Hearst and Verizon, counts amongst its properties a multi-channel network (MCN) with over 90,000 YouTube channels. It will now connect its emerging musical talent with Kobalt’s publishing, label services and neighboring […]

Kobalt Label Services signs Tom Misch after AWAL success

Kobalt Label Services signs Tom Misch after AWAL success

Kobalt Label Services (KLS) has a signed a worldwide label services agreement with multi-instrumentalist producer, singer and guitarist, Tom Misch. The deal is particularly noteworthy because Misch has been ‘developed’ as an artist for the past two years while self-releasing material via Kobalt’s AWAL digital distribution platform. Now, rather than sign a traditional label deal, […]

Kobalt champion Bill Maris stepping down as Google Ventures boss

Kobalt champion Bill Maris stepping down as Google Ventures boss

Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris is leaving the company, and is set to be replaced by managing partner David Krane. Maris will step down from the role this Friday (August 12), according to a report on Re/Code. The exec led many successful investments at Google Ventures – Alphabet’s venture capital investment arm – since he […]

Two months after Warner sale, Chrysalis signs with Kobalt Label Services

Two months after Warner sale, Chrysalis signs with Kobalt Label Services

Chrysalis Records has signed a global distribution deal with Kobalt Label Services. The news comes two months after Warner sold Chrysalis Records as part of a $200m+ indie-bound divestment package – a condition of WMG’s 2013 buyout of the Parlophone Label Group . Chrysalis relaunched as an independent label in June , having been bought […]

Do Modern Artists Really Need Record Labels?

_____________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Here’s a very interesting video from The Economist that looks at the new dynamics of the record business and whether an artist really needs a record label these days. It’s a veiled advert for Kobalt , but frankly, that company is way ahead of the game […]

Kobalt Acquires Terry McBride's 18,000 Song Nettwerk Publishing Catalog In Deal Estimated At $25 Million

Kobalt Acquires Terry McBride’s 18,000 Song Nettwerk Publishing Catalog In Deal Estimated At $25 Million

_________________________________________________ KMC, the investment fund of Kobalt, has acquired a “significant portion of The Nettwerk Music Group publishing catalog, including more than 18,000 songs developed and acquired by Nettwerk over the last 30 years, and entered into an exclusive administration agreement to administer Nettwerks’ retained titles and future signings. Nettwerk’s catalog includes songs from 10,000 […]

This Kobalt-managed fund has spent $200m on music rights in 5 years

This Kobalt-managed fund has spent $200m on music rights in 5 years

Willard Ahdritz is very clear that Kobalt Music Copyrights (KMC) has spent $200m acquiring music rights and paying advances over the past half-decade. He’s also very clear that this isn’t Kobalt’s money. Kobalt Music Group, the company that’s relentlessly disrupted the music industry since launching at the turn of the Millennium, is still very much […]

Nettwerk sells 30-year-old publishing catalogue to Kobalt investment fund

Nettwerk sells 30-year-old publishing catalogue to Kobalt investment fund

More than 18,000 songs developed and acquired by Nettwerk’s publishing division over the past 30 years have been bought by Kobalt Music Copyrights (KMC), MBW can reveal. KMC is an independent investment fund established in 2011. It is advised and managed by Kobalt Capital Ltd – but operates as a separate entity to Kobalt Music […]

Kobalt hires Tom Sansone as CFO as James Fitzherbert-Brockholes steps up to COO | Music Business Worldwide

‘Fitz’ has been a shareholder and director of Kobalt since its foundation in 2001 The post Kobalt hires Tom Sansone as CFO as James Fitzherbert-Brockholes steps up to COO appeared first on Music Business Worldwide . Click here to view original web page at mediaor.com

Kobalt’s AWAL announces alliance with Music Glue

Kobalt’s AWAL announces alliance with Music Glue

The Kobalt digital distribution service AWAL has announced a new alliance with direct-to-fan platform Music Glue, with the two companies saying that they will both now “explore ways in which they can continue adding value to artists they work with by building out supplemental services for clients”. Which presumably means offering each other’s services to […]

Kobalt’s AWAL joins forces with Music Glue for independent artists

Kobalt’s AWAL joins forces with Music Glue for independent artists

Kobalt’s digital music services platform, AWAL has signed a partnership with Music Glue, the direct-to-fan platform for selling tickets, music, merchandise, experiences and more. Both companies say they will ‘explore ways in which they can continue adding value to artists they work with by building out supplemental services for clients’. “Our goal at Kobalt is […]

Zayn shuns major publishing deals to keep copyrights, sign with Kobalt

Zayn shuns major publishing deals to keep copyrights, sign with Kobalt

Kobalt has signed both neighbouring rights and music publishing deals with British star Zayn – including his Billboard 200 chart-topping album Mind of Mine. With a record-breaking debut solo album under his belt, the artist/writer has clearly chosen to shun big money deals in the publishing world. Instead, Zayn, full name Zayn Malik, created his […]

Is YouTube Building A New Music Industry?

Complexity and opacity continue to act as brakes on the digital music market. For all the progress of companies like PledgeMusic and Kobalt, this emerging ‘alternative’ music industry is still very much at a formative stage. Some years from now this generation of companies could underpin the emergence of a counter-industry, an interconnected mesh of […]

Executive Shuffle: UMG, Kobalt, Live Nation Canada…

Executive Shuffle: UMG, Kobalt, Live Nation Canada…

The latest executive shuffles across the music industry… Universal Music Group (UMG) has hired Graham Parker as President of UMG’s U.S. classical labels. Parker will report to Dickon Stainer, President & CEO of Global Classics, UMG and Danny Bennett, President & CEO, Verve Label Group. The role will be based in New York. Kobalt has […]

Kobalt Hires Lonny Olinick to run strategic business development

Kobalt Hires Lonny Olinick to run strategic business development

Kobalt has hired business and technology exec Lonny Olinick as Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development. In his new role, effective immediately, Olinick will be responsible for finding new opportunities in technology that increase transparency and efficiency for creators. He is based in Los Angeles and reports directly to Kobalt’s founder and CEO, Willard Ahdritz. […]

Kobalt launches iOS data pump

Kobalt launches iOS data pump

That Kobalt has launched its very own iOS app, which will allow its publishing clients to check all that lovely data the company likes to pump out right there on their iPhones. Bad luck anyone on Android. “This connection between a creator’s works and their income is the first of its kind”, shouts Kobalt CEO […]

Kobalt: New app is a ‘giant step’ towards transparency for songwriters

Kobalt: New app is a ‘giant step’ towards transparency for songwriters

Kobalt has today launched a new app for publishing clients which allows them to view their income in real time, broken down by individual works, type of rights or country. The launch translates Kobalt’s celebrated online portal to a mobile-friendly format, launching on iOS with an Android version set to arrive in the near future. […]

Digital Rights Reporting With Medianet, SOCAN, YouTube And The Kobalt Effect [Mark Mulligan]

Digital Rights Reporting With Medianet, SOCAN, YouTube And The Kobalt Effect [Mark Mulligan]

In this piece we look at the long overdue efforts being made by various groups within the music industry to develop a system for digital rights reporting and administration which is compatible with the streaming model . __________________________________________ Since the demise of the long-running-but-never-launched Global Repertoire Database (GRD) there has been a lot of debate […]

Kobalt’s AMRA increases YouTube publishing payouts by 34% in EU

Kobalt’s AMRA increases YouTube publishing payouts by 34% in EU

Kobalt’s global digital collection society, AMRA, has announced some impressive early results regarding collections from Spotify and YouTube. During the first three months of administering Kobalt’s digital catalogue in Europe – in Q3 2015 and compared to the previous quarter – AMRA delivered a 26% increase in earnings from Spotify and a 34% increase in […]

Medianet, SOCAN, YouTube And The Kobalt Effect

Since the demise of the long-running-but-never-launched Global Repertoire Database (GRD) there has been a lot of debate over what comes next for digital rights reporting. The songwriter class action suits in the US against Spotify are the natural outcome of more than one and a half decades of failing to deal with the forsaken mess […]

The guy who makes sure you talk about Kobalt just got promoted

The guy who makes sure you talk about Kobalt just got promoted

It won’t have escaped the music business’s attention that Kobalt seems to have been more visible than ever in the past couple of years. There was that Wired cover , bold ads claiming Kobalt gets “more money, faster” for clients, an investment from Google Ventures , widespread coverage for fast-growing sister collection society AMRA – […]

Jeannette Perez named Global Synch & Brand Partnerships boss at Kobalt

Jeannette Perez named Global Synch & Brand Partnerships boss at Kobalt

Jeannette Perez has been appointed as SVP, Head of Global Synch & Brand Partnerships at Kobalt. Based in the company’s LA office, Perez will assume the new position effective immediately, reporting directly to Richard Sanders, President of Kobalt. In her new role, Perez will oversee a global team of 50 in creatively pitching, identifying and […]

Sam Taylor joins Kobalt as SVP, Creative in Los Angeles

Sam Taylor joins Kobalt as SVP, Creative in Los Angeles

Sam Taylor has joined Kobalt as Senior Vice President, Creative. Taylor will report directly to Sas Metcalfe, Global President of Creative and Sue Drew, GM Creative and Acquisitions. In his role, Taylor (pictured) is charged with signing new and established talent and identifying publishing partners. He will also contribute to the management of the creative […]

Ron Cerrito replaces Diarmuid Quinn as Kobalt Label Services GM in US

Ron Cerrito replaces Diarmuid Quinn as Kobalt Label Services GM in US

Kobalt has wasted no time in replacing Diarmuid Quinn, the recently-departed GM of the firm’s Label Services division in the US. The company has appointed Ron Cerrito (pictured) into the GM position, effective immediately. The exec moves over from his position as SVP/Promotion/Rock Formats at Republic Records. “I am proud to join the global team […]

CMU’s One Liners: TuneCore, Kobalt, Adele, more

CMU’s One Liners: TuneCore, Kobalt, Adele, more

Other notable announcements and developments today… • TuneCore has a new VP Marketing in the former of Andreea Gleeson, who joins from retail firm Lord & Taylor. • Kobalt has announced the appointment of Kenney Shiu as Director of Music Publishing for Asia Pacific. He will be based in Hong Kong and will report into […]

Kobalt confirms appointment of Kenney Shiu as Director in Asia Pacific

Kobalt confirms appointment of Kenney Shiu as Director in Asia Pacific

Kobalt Music Group has confirmed that Kenney Shiu will be joining the organization as Director of Kobalt Music Publishing, Asia Pacific. MBW broke the news earlier this month. Shiu (pictured) will be based in Hong Kong, China and will report directly to Simon Moor, Managing Director of Kobalt Music Group, Australia. Kenney Shiu commented on […]

Apple Music Refresh, Apple Music Best Practices Refresh

Apple Music Refresh, Apple Music Best Practices Refresh

Last week, Apple released its new iOS 10 and with it, the new version of Apple Music we’ve been waiting for. Never ones to wait when we can dive in full steam, we’ve gone through its sleek new interface and updated our Apple Music Best Practices accordingly. These tips are as fresh as the new […]

Kobalt launches first Apple TV artist app with Placebo

Kobalt launches first Apple TV artist app with Placebo

Kobalt Label Services has launched the first Apple TV official artist app. Specifically designed for the latest version of Apple TV, the app is for British rock band Placebo, who signed their catalogue for digital services to Kobalt in January. Since doing that deal, KLS has quietly dropped Placebo’s music on Spotify. The band were […]

Kenney Shiu joins Kobalt from BMG China, say sources

Kenney Shiu joins Kobalt from BMG China, say sources

Respected Hong Kong-based exec Kenney Shiu has joined Kobalt Music Group, solid sources are telling MBW. What Shiu’s appointment might mean for Kobalt’s ambitions in Greater China are currently unclear, but it would appear to indicate that the rights company is ramping up its plans in the region. Shiu (pictured inset) joined BMG China as […]

Kobalt: We’ll grow YouTube revenues by 50% for AMRA clients

Kobalt: We’ll grow YouTube revenues by 50% for AMRA clients

Kobalt is cross. The company’s charismatic founder, Willard Ahdritz, makes no bones about the fact that he’s been left fuming by what he sees as “glaring inefficiencies” in the traditional collection of his clients’ digital royalties. It’s for this reason Kobalt has set up – via an acquisition – its very own collection society for […]

AMRA announces global deal with YouTube

AMRA announces global deal with YouTube

AMRA, the US-based collecting society bought and relaunched by Kobalt earlier this year, has announced another (almost) global deal, this time with YouTube. Kobalt, like the other big four music publishers, often negotiates deals directly with multi-territory digital services for its Anglo-American catalogue. However, these services need to exploit both the mechanical right and performing […]

Kobalt’s AMRA signs global licensing deal with YouTube

Kobalt’s AMRA signs global licensing deal with YouTube

Kobalt’s very own collection society, AMRA, has signed a global licensing agreement – excluding the US and Canada – with YouTube. Covering more than 100+ territories, it’s the second major deal signed by AMRA since Kobalt acquired it earlier this year. In August, AMRA inked a global licensing agreement – again, excluding the US and […]

Kobalt signs Lionel Richie in global publishing deal

Kobalt signs Lionel Richie in global publishing deal

Kobalt has signed multiple Grammy winner Lionel Richie to a global publishing agreement. MBW understands that the administration deal will cover both Richie’s catalogue and his future compositions. Richie has grossed more than 100m worldwide album sales during his career, with hits including “All Night Long,” “Hello,” “Truly,” ”Easy,” “Three Times A Lady,” “Dancing On […]

Kobalt, Believe Digital execs elected onto AIM board

Kobalt, Believe Digital execs elected onto AIM board

The Association of Independent Music (AIM), which represents over 800 independent music companies in the UK, held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Glaziers Hall in London on Tuesday (September 22). As part of the formal business of the AGM four new AIM board members were appointed. The newly elected Board members are: Adam Velasco […]

Music Publishing News Roundup 8.10.15: Kobalt's AMRA Makes Apple Deal, Apple Music Extends AU Free Trial

Music Publishing News Roundup 8.10.15: Kobalt’s AMRA Makes Apple Deal, Apple Music Extends AU Free Trial

Reportedly, AMRA’s “landmark” license agreement with Apple is “the first of a set” of such global deals. Beatport’s royalty payments to labels will be delayed due to SFX’s “going private” process. In a letter to labels, Beatport, which newly landed an exclusive content partnership with Spotify, claims its parent company SFX’s progression into “going private” […]

Kobalt’s AMRA Inks Its First Licensing Deal: A Global Agreement With Apple Music

Kobalt’s AMRA Inks Its First Licensing Deal: A Global Agreement With Apple Music

Two months ago, Kobalt — a startup whose technology tracks and collects music royalties from streaming music providers — acquired and revamped and royalty collection agency AMRA to ramp up its music licensing collection activities. Today, it is announcing its first licensing deal: a centralised, landmark licensing agreement with Apple Music. AMRA tells that it […]

Kobalt’s AMRA signs its first global collection deal… with Apple

Kobalt’s AMRA signs its first global collection deal… with Apple

Kobalt’s very own collection society , AMRA, has signed its first global digital licensing deal and it’s a biggy – Apple Music. The agreement, which covers the globe outside the US and Canada, will see AMRA collect royalties for songwriters and publishers direct from Apple for usage around the world. AMRA represents Kobalt and its […]

5 Omissions From Berklee College/Rethink Music’s Report

5 Omissions From Berklee College/Rethink Music’s Report

Berklee College of Music/Rethink-Music/Kobalt Music put out a report criticizing various rights/publishing organizations within the music industry for not providing artists with sufficient transparency or pay , although this article posits that the report should have delved deeper. _______________________________________ Guest Post by David Lowery on TheTrichordist.com I love transparency. Last week Berklee College of Music/Rethink-Music/Kobalt […]

Kobalt signs publishing deal with UK’s F Block Music Studios

Kobalt signs publishing deal with UK’s F Block Music Studios

Kobalt Music Publishing has entered into a publishing administration agreement with Hank Hughes, owner of F Block Music Studios based at Ealing Film Studios. The new partnership is intended to develop and nurture up-and-coming songwriters and artists while offering ‘the utmost trust and transparent administration’. Hank Hughes has previously worked with many accomplished songwriters, some […]

Publishing CEO: There Are Over 900,000 Distinct Royalty Payments For Artists And Songwriters

Publishing CEO: There Are Over 900,000 Distinct Royalty Payments For Artists And Songwriters

This was written by Kobalt Music CEO, Willard Ahdritz. Why should music, which is beloved by people in every culture, across every language and corner of the globe, be anything less than an economic powerhouse? Today, live ticket sales have hit an all-time high. Music publishing values and revenues have increased. Tech companies are investing […]

Chris Blackwell signs with Kobalt: ‘The future of music publishing’

Chris Blackwell signs with Kobalt: ‘The future of music publishing’

Music industry legend Chris Blackwell has signed a global publishing administration deal with Kobalt for the complete songwriting works of Bob Marley – and plenty more besides. Following a ringing endorsement from the Island Records founder, Kobalt will now administer and provide global publishing and sync licensing services worldwide to the full repertoire of Blackwell’s […]

Kobalt signs TV On The Radio for publishing

Kobalt signs TV On The Radio for publishing

Kobalt Music Publishing (KMP) has signed a worldwide deal with popular Brooklyn indie band, TV on the Radio. This agreement covers all works from the band’s recently released album, Seeds . Through the deal, Kobalt will also provide full global creative and sync services. TV on the Radio, from Brooklyn, NY formed in 2001. The […]

CMU Podcast: Apple Music, The Arches, Kobalt, Walmart

CMU Podcast: Apple Music, The Arches, Kobalt, Walmart

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including Apple’s big music announcement, The Arches in Glasgow closing down, Kobalt’s new collecting society, and why Walmart hates Justin Bieber. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital. Click here to view original web page at www.completemusicupdate.com

Should Spotify's Daily Mix Be A Standalone Product?

Should Spotify’s Daily Mix Be A Standalone Product?

After initially focusing more on human curation, the introduction of Spotify’s more algorithm-based Daily Mix feature was extremely well received by users. Many were frustrated at the inability to synch the playlist for offline listening however, suggesting that both Spotify and its consumers might benefit from the conversion of Daily Mix into a standalone product […]

ICE and SoundCloud reach a multi-territory licensing agreement

ICE and SoundCloud reach a multi-territory licensing agreement

1 November 2016 ICE and SoundCloud reach a multi-territory licensing agreement for GEMA, STIM and PRS for Music repertoire ICE and SoundCloud are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement for a new multi-territory licence. This follows the previous agreement reached between SoundCloud and PRS for Music which covered the use of its […]

Don’t Be Fooled: The Truth Behind Amazon Music Unlimited’s Price

Don’t Be Fooled: The Truth Behind Amazon Music Unlimited’s Price

With Amazon having finally released their long awaited stand-alone streaming service , the $7.99 sticker price seems to be bucking an industry trend by offering consumers unlimited streaming for less , but the figure is deceptive . _______________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Amazon has finally launched it’s long awaited stand-alone streaming […]

US elections: Music industry executives outline their copyright wish list

US elections: Music industry executives outline their copyright wish list

The US elections will take place on November 8, 2016. On that day, US citizens will not only elect a new President of the United States but also renew Congress, as a total of 34 Senate seats (out of 100) and all 435 House of Representatives seats are up for election. Music Week asked music […]

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