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5 Reasons to be cheerful about Music Money, Law & Tech in 2018

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:50:32 +0000

(image) (image) Increasing revenues, great legal fights, and major technological trends in music listening are all set to make their mark on 2018… and the year’s only just begun! $1.05 billion – are the total revenues reported by Warner Music Group for the fourth quarter of 2017 (the company’s first fiscal quarter for 2018). This means its revenues were [...]

The Biggest musical event of my life — Interview with Martin Goldschmidt

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:42:39 +0000

(image) (image) After a chance encounter at Midem 2015, Martin Goldschmidt, Co-founder and Managing Director of Cooking Vinyl Group and Essential Music & Marketing, became involved with what would become, for him, a life-changing event. Here, he tells us all about it!     midemblog: How did this adventure begin? Martin Goldschmidt: It started at Midem. It [...]

5 Major Music Industry moves set to rock 2018

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:57:48 +0000

(image) (image) As frequent midemblog readers know, after over a decade of hard times, the music industry is buzzing with mirth once again. That buzz isn’t getting killed, either. Streaming at least appears to be, at last, starting to turn real profits for all concerned. Vinyl is back, in a relatively small but strong way. Here at the [...]

“Midemlab brought us credibility and visibility” — interview with Soundcharts’ David Weiszfeld

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:08:46 +0000

(image) (image) After leaving Universal Music France in 2013, David Weiszfeld founded an artist management company with its own system for monitoring its artists’ activity on social media, streaming playlists and more. Called Soundcharts, this system proved so useful that Weiszfeld decided to make it his new startup venture. Four years later, last June, Soundcharts won the [...]

A Year in Music Streaming, in 5 figures

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:36:43 +0000

(image) (image) In July, Nielsen declared that “2017 Is Shaping Up to be the Year of Music Streaming.” There were 184 billion on-demand audio streams during the first six months of the year. “The first half of 2017 has seen some incredible new benchmarks for the music industry,” Dave Bakula, SVP Insights, Nielsen Music, said. “The rapid adoption [...]

The Changing Face of Music, in five figures

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:41:26 +0000

(image) (image) Music producers and streaming sites are constantly seeking ways to attract listeners. CNet recently rated the largest music streaming sites: Amazon Music, Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify and Tidal. The conclusion? Each site has pros and cons, and each site is adapting to a changing music industry. Let’s look at the most recent changes by [...]

5 tips to bear in mind when considering your own bot

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:35:34 +0000

(image) (image) We live in an attention economy and that’s especially important for artists. Their businesses depend on successfully grabbing and keeping the attention of their fans with the end goal of getting more streams, views, merch and tour sales, etc. For the past decade, plenty of artists have used social media platforms to promote their work, [...]

Streaming Success Stories and Upcoming Services

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:29:56 +0000

(image) (image) As the streaming market becomes increasingly crowded, companies are becoming increasingly clever in their attempts to capture listeners’ dollars. Take for example Apple. The tech giant recently announced that its Series 3 smartwatch will be capable of playing Apple Music without being connected to a smartphone. This gives the company a heads-up on Spotify, which has [...]

Exclusive post on the new WINTEL Worldwide Independent Market Report 2017

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:07:20 +0000

(image) (image) Alison Wenham, CEO of WIN, provides an exclusive take on the impressive growth in international revenue & unveils why independent record companies continue to produce the lion’s share of new music. WINTEL 2017 is the second report produced by the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) mapping the global market share of the independent sector at copyright, [...]

“Diversity is a vital part of the success of our business” — 6 Women in Music speak out

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:31:57 +0000

(image) (image) As events like Midem 2017’s inaugural Women In Music Brunch and panel – organised with Jessica Sobhraj, president of Women in Music and CEO of content-protection platform Cosynd – and more are proving, raising the profile of women in music has never been more of an industry priority. Here, we speak to a number of key [...]