Is the UPC of a digital release the same as for other products (like CDs and vinyls)

The short answer is Yes. A UPC is a barcode which is a standard method of tracking digital and physical music sales. UPCs can be used for both digital and physical products. UPCs are provided…

BPI reveals that Brits love streaming music, streaming over 1bn songs a week

2016 was undoubtedly music streaming’s biggest year ever and now that the year is over we can start looking at just how massive it was, starting with how much the British love it. Music sales…

Spotify is Live and Ready to Download in Japan – Can They Turn Second Largest Music Market from CDs to Streaming?

Spotify has launched in Japan! Japanese consumers can now head to – https://www.spotify.com/jp Japan will be a tough market for Spotify as its mostly CD sales. Japan is the second largest music market in the…

Streaming Revenue Overtakes Physical Music Sales

Not too long ago, last year in fact, digital music sales (streaming and downloads) surpassed those of it’s physical counterparts in CDs and Vinyl. This was the biggest shift since CDs ripped the throne from…

Sweden Loves Streaming!

In the birth place of streaming giants Spotify and SoundCloud, Sweden love streaming! In fact, according to Music Business Worldwide 2014 statistics, 80% of all music sales in Sweden come directly from streaming services such…