Global music royalties show massive growth to €8.34 billion

Digital music has changed how we release and consume music and though many worried it was to a detriment the music industry is showing incredible growth, and streaming is powering it. The 2018 Global Collections…

YouTube has paid out nearly $2 billion for music in the past year

YouTube have reinvented themselves for music in the past year and it’s paying off as musicians are making more than ever before on the world’s home for video. Only 1 year ago and YouTube was…

Despite protests Europe just approved Sony’s full EMI acquisition

The EU have just approved Sony Music’s takeover of EMI Music Publishing despite indie music organisations across Europe warning that it gives them too much influence. Sony Music now own a 100% stake in EMI…

Live music expected to be worth over $30 billion in 4 years

Live music is massive right now and it’s only going to get bigger as music streaming creates the perfect environment for live concerts to thrive and grow. Live music has been booming more than ever…

American’s listen to 2+ hours of music every day

We’re living in a time of unlimited and unrestricted music access, and with a world of music at our fingertips people are listening more than ever. The internet and music streaming services have revolutionised how…

The state of music streaming in 2018

2018 has been the biggest year for music streaming yet as people all around the world sign up for limitless listening. Midia have released their report for the music streaming industry in the first half…

YouTube is where 16-44 year old’s discover music around the world

The internet has transformed how we find and listen to music and a new report shows that YouTube is the place to go when it comes to finding your new favourite artists. A new report…

Spotify’s EQL initiative boosts emerging women in the music industry

Spotify have teamed up with Berklee College of Music and Electric Lady Studios to help open the door for new female producers and engineers in the music industry. Starting in October Spotify will begin their…

Artists receive only 12% of music industry sales, independence is the future

The music industry is quickly moving online and becoming more autonomous for artists but big labels and publishers are still leaving artists out to dry. In the last year the US music industry made an…

The world’s biggest ticketing company look to go public after Spotify success

After Spotify went public, very successfully, it seems to have set off a chain reaction in the music industry with Sonos looking at an IPO and now ticketing giants Eventbrite are the latest to make…