Category: Industry News

UK music industry seeks review of law allowing fans to copy music

The UK music industry is seeking a judicial review of new legislation allowing music fans to make copies of legally-purchased music, arguing that musicians must be compensated as a result of lost sales. The Musicians’ Union, the British Academy of…More »

IFPI report: Record labels invest $4.3b in A&R and marketing

IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, representing the major labels) and WIN (World Independent Network, representing the indie labels) have released a joint report entitled Investing In Music. The report highlights the investments by record labels in artists worldwide. Read…More »

YouTube Music Key Hands On: Streaming Music Has Never Been Easier

Last week, YouTube announced its new streaming music service, which is finally rolling out in beta form. It comes complete with out-of-app background listening, cacheable videos, ad-free music, and a 6 month free trial. It turns YouTube into a great little…More »

TuneCore Surveys Indie Artists and Label Management on Current State of The Music Industry

1,112 members of the TuneCore community responded to the survey they dispersed asking indie artists and label management about the current state of the music industry. The industry has been and is continuing to rapidly evolve and as those changes take place, artists…More »

Google Play Music subscribers will get YouTube Music Key for free

If your head’s been spinning trying to work out exactly which of Google’s unlimited music streaming services you’re going to fork out for, then take heart — the company has moved to clarify some of the fine print in the light of…More »

Apple iTunes sees big drop in music sales

Digital music sales at Apple Inc.’s iTunes store have fallen 13% to 14% world-wide since the start of the year, according to people familiar with the matter, underscoring the fragility of the music industry’s nascent recovery. The dive in download…More »

Deezer bets podcasts will make its music service better

Deezer’s streaming service may not have a reputation in the US to match others like Spotify, Beats and Rdio, but the “first truly worldwide digital music streaming service” is expanding by acquring the podcast app Stitcher. The company tells TechCrunch that about 1…More »

33 Musical Earworms You Can’t Escape

You know the routine: Select a song, finish listening to that song, immediately replay that song. Rinse and repeat for the rest of the day. We’ve all experienced earworms — you know, those infectious jams that you just can’t get out…More »