Digital music is worth more than physical in France for the first time ever

CDs are becoming a thing of the past as more and more each year digital music replaces the way we used to listen. France certainly aren’t strangers to music online, being the homeland of popular…

Is high street music dead? HMV collapse into administration – again

The UK’s biggest music retailer are struggling to keep up as music goes digital going into administration after clawing their way out of it 5 years ago. It’s a sign of the times – the…

Japan is starting to adopt music streaming at last

Country by country the world is taking up music streaming as their platform of choice and the CD-loving Japanese are starting to pick up on the trends too. Over the past 10 years, and in…

Independent music is now bigger than all the major labels

As digital music revolutionises the industry, independent artists and labels are taking over as they collectively earn more than the major labels for the second year. A new annual survey of the recorded music and…

How do people listen to your music in 2018?

It’s 2018, a lot has changed since recorded music began some 100 years ago and a lot of that change has come in the past 20 years. With music having transformed so much in recent…

Warner offer to buyout employees as music streaming becomes priority

Warner Music Group have placed their bets on music streaming being the next big thing, but that may see some employees left jobless. Warner are offering to buyout employees who still work with physical music….

As music goes digital, vinyl records are keeping physical music alive

As music consumption goes streaming heavy and CD’s dig their graves there is one format keeping music lovers from integrating themselves into their computers. Not even the most savvy of muso’s could have predicted that…

eBay just launched a new hub for music new, old and rare

eBay have launched a new dedicated entertainment section which brings a load of new music offers to you. ‘The Entertainment Shop’ is eBay’s new focused marketplace for buying and selling music, books, film, TV, and games….

Sony Music reporting almost 20% year-on-year increases thanks to streaming

Sony music have released their financial report for the  quarter of 2017, showing continued, considerable growth year-on-year. The introduction of streaming has seen boosts around many parts of the music industry, providing rising profits for…

Digital music now dominates 55% of the French industry, streaming rules

The French music market is seeing the full effects of the digital music revolution as it now accounts for the majority of the industry in France. The French Syndicat National de l’Edition Phonographique (SNEP) has released…