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Commercial Observer

What Retailers Can Learn From the Music Industry's Meltdown
Commercial Observer
Suddenly, music buying at retail fell off a cliff. In 2006, The New York Times, citing the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), reported that “the compact disc market fell about 25 percent between 1999 and 2005.” More remarkably, the Times ...


The Guardian

How the record industry crisis of 1925 shaped our musical world
The Guardian
A remarkable four-part series, American Epic, tells the story of how this existential moment for the music industry coincided with the arrival of electrical recording. Victor and Okeh Records' response to the crisis laid the groundwork for popular ...


Music Business Worldwide

Universal signs major licensing deal with Tencent in China
Music Business Worldwide
Music from the world's biggest record company will now be distributed via Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME) in the region via its streaming platforms QQ Music, KuGou and Kuwo. In addition, Tencent will exclusively sub-license UMG's content to ...

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Music Business Worldwide

'Musicians taught me everything. Without them, I'm working on the docks.'
Music Business Worldwide
Before he was taken under the wing of Cicala (and Lennon), the now-Beats/Apple Music chief was working go-nowhere jobs in various New York recording studios – while expecting a far less cushy professional destiny to take over. ... more people to pay ...


New York Post

Music industry blasts YouTube's 'value' report
New York Post
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 ...
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Music Business Worldwide

Merlin agrees multi-year licensing deal with HD music firm MQA ...
Music Business Worldwide
After securing licensing deals with Universal and Warner, high-resolution audio firm MQA has struck a multi-year agreement with independent label body Merlin.

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Forbes

Will Computers Soon Control The Music Industry?
Forbes
One large problem with current metadata within the industry is a problem of matching. Music publishers and record labels often need to match data so certain sound recordings are matched to the composition embodied within them, or that certain uses can ...


BOSTON, Hyper Space Tour Landed in
West Kentucky Star
... industry and business was booming. Gary Pihl was a big part of this success. Scholz prevailed in the battle with CBS/Epic and forever changed the music industry for artists/musicians. The legal battle freed artists in the recording industry from ...


RFD-TV

Looking Back with Mac Wiseman, Part 2
RFD-TV
... he recorded his signature hit, “Sweet to Be Remembered.” In Part One of our interview with Mac, published yesterday, he recalled his youth in rural Virginia and the circumstances that first led him into the music business. In this second and final ...


Is New York City finally ready to invest in its $20 billion music industry?
City & State
There was, however, a flipside: new technologies leveled the playing field, empowered the artist and democratized the industry. Some bands found success utilizing less expensive, more accessible recording technologies while digital platforms, such as ...

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