Razer Music Drop DJ Carnage Over Pirated Software Controversy

Razer have cut their partnership with Carnage over his alleged use of pirated music software. Los Angeles based DJ, Carnage, was at the centre of a recent controversy when he appeared in a promotional video…

The Top Selling Albums From First Global Release Day

It was announced earlier this year by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) that Fridays would be the new release day for music worldwide and last friday (July 10th for those out of…

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…

Spotify Decreases Piracy In Australia

Spotify released in Australia just over 2 years ago. According to new statistics, Piracy in Australia deceased by 20% in the first year of Spotify’s release. This has always been a goal of Spotify, to…

Spotify’s impact on piracy

Spotify was designed from the ground up to combat piracy. Over on Spotify Artists they outline the results. How has Spotify impacted music piracy in the real world? There have been a number of independent studies…

RIAA Sacks Half its Staff and CEO Gains a Raise! Ohh and Plummeting Revenues

It seems like the RIAA is in meltdown! In their latest tax filings they have seen a huge reduction in overall revenues and it has had to layoff more than half of its staff. In…

According to this Research Study – Online Music Piracy Doesn’t Hurt Sales: European Commission Find

Very interesting read. Online Music Piracy Doesn’t Hurt Sales, European Commission Finds. This is a great article from TorrentFreak which outlines the findings from the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, which is part of the…

Home Taping and the Music Industry Pie

The RIAA have loosed another volley against the filesharing contingent that they believe are bleeding the profitability out of the music industry. The arguments are pretty solid: those who choose to download music illegally instead…

IFPI’s 2009 Digital Music Report

The IFPI have released their report on the digital music market in 2009, a mixture of summary, opinion and statistics covering general developments in the online media market over the last year. Some highlights include…

Digital Piracy Round 2 – Appropriate Damages

An important trial regarding the illegal online distribution of music in the States has reached the next stage of the argument – there’s no longer much discussion about the fact that duplicating music over the…