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…

Meridian Unveil MQA – Efficient Hi-Res Audio

Some recent advances in tech and new devices have pushed hi-res music closer to the public, but there are still a number of factors that are holding this shift from entering the mainstream. The size…

UK Copyright Law Allows CD-Ripping… 10 Years Too Late

Around 13 years ago, the first iPod was released. The first user friendly MP3 player, with the ability to store all your favourite tracks on one device, without having to carry round a bag filled…

HMV Giveaway 2.5% of Their Company to Suppliers, But Why Is This a Good Thing?

HMV has been struggling a lot with its mounting debt, pressure from banks and fall in overall sales. HMV has now announced that they will be giving equity worth 2.5 percent to its key suppliers…

Bad Company Announce 2010 UK Reunion Tour

It been thirty years since the original members of Band Company performed together in the UK. Plans to play eight dates in the UK during April next year have just been set in stone, and…