Music Industry Growth is Booming! And It's Slowing! Er, What? [Bill Werde] -

Bill Werde is a former Billboard Editorial Director and Director of The Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. So when he sets out to debunk a statistic that we (and almost everyone else) have been sharing as fact, we pay attention by Bill Werde. A version of this […]

Why the streaming revolution is unfinished business - Music Business Worldwide

The following MBW op/ed comes from Kim Bayley, CEO of The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), a trade body in the United Kingdom that represents the interests of both digital and physical retailers and streaming services.It’s a truism that revolutions happen both more slowly and more quickly than anyone ever expects.At the point when a revolutionary […]

Indie artists can now avail TuneCore services easier with online payment - Bandwagon

Leading independent DIY digital music distributor TuneCore expands its payment methods in Southeast Asia to better serve their growing artist base in the region. The company has launched localized payment methods via GCash in the Philippines, via Dana (GoPay coming soon) in Indonesia, via MoMo in Vietnam, and via China Union Pay in other non-US countries.Despite […]

Two new studies explore how music goes viral on TikTok - Music Ally

Username or Email Address Password Remember Me The digital marketing guide: expert insight, case studies, fresh approaches, and overlooked opportunities.The latest and best jobs in the global music industryBrief, deep analysis of essential music business stuff: every week, in about 20 mins.Essential international guides, packed with data, interviews, strategies, and local insight.Twice-monthly reports on the newest […]

Spotify Launches New Site To Sell Tickets To Live Music Events - Forbes

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 02: Aubrey Drake Graham aka Drake at Smoothie King Center on September … [+] 2, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images) To further diversify its revenue stream portfolio, Spotify has turned to another angle of the music business to generate income. Ticket sales.The global streaming platform […]