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Insights on the music industry by a group of international students

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Insights on the music industry by a group of international students


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Timeless.

With 2016 almost in the books, I think it’s safe to say that it was one of the most unconventional years I have yet to experience. There were a lot of laughs, a lot of frustrations, and a lot of reminders. This year we were reminded of how lucky we were to have lived during a time with so many influential artists, whose music does not know the bounds of time. With heavy hearts, we acknowledged the [...]

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Reincarnation

While the music industry has seen better days financially, the live sector of music grows stronger every year. Music consumption has shifted to become all about experiences, and the statistics show that live performances are predicted to keep the industry afloat. In today’s music culture, live music equates to festivals. Why go see one band when you could see dozens while fully immersed in a parallel [...]

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Leader of the Wolf Pack

Glancing over the top 100 songs of this year, I assumed the top selling album would have been something Beyoncé or Justin Bieber affiliated. Well, I’m glad to see that 2016 still has some tricks up its sleeve. The top selling CD release of this year goes to none other than, the one and only, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A Mozart box set hit the shelves in October to commemorate the 225th anniversary [...]

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5 Artists that are Ruling the Grammy Awards

The wait is over and the nominations are in for the 59th Grammy Awards. This year is groundbreaking, as this is the first year that allows streaming-only albums to be considered for the coveted award.Below are 5 artists that have over 5 nominations, and that are likely to snag an award…or more! Beyonce Is this really a surprise? This year she released her highly anticipated Lemonade album, which [...]

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Copy Roots

Tracing the roots of music is like to tracing your DNA lineage: there is not one homogenous background, but instead a diverse history of how you are the way you are. Music has this same type of pedigree; in a way it all spawns from the same seeds. A single song doesn’t speak of the present, but rather encapsulates its ancestral heritage. So, I guess my question is: why do we spend years dealing with [...]

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Posted by Dannie K on

From Meme to Number 1 : The Mannequin Challenge + Black Beatles

A couple of months ago, a high school student staged a video where all of his schoolmates froze in place, starting the official internet craze know as the mannequin challenge. The background song that he played while recording is the rap duo Rae Sremmurd’s Black Beatles.   This video went viral and spiraled into hundreds of thousands of replica videos, eventually spreading to celebrities [...]

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Ali planet

Alibaba Music, Alibaba Group’s music division, has upgraded its music streaming business with the debut of an online platform where fans can connect with stars, merchants and others in the entertainment industry. Through the just-launched Alibaba Planet platform, music fans can use their smartphones to follow their favorite stars, participate in fan activities, purchase related merchandise and watch [...]

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A little Vitual Reality Recap

A little Vitual Reality Recap   “Hard sales of music go down, streaming platforms continue to shake the music market – the music industry is in a huge crises.” This was one of the major impressions I got of the very early weeks of the Master in Global Entertainment and Music Business here at Berklee in Valencia. However it turned out not to be completely true: Yes, times are changing but [...]

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Love is Lovelier the Second Time Around

This is just a sneak peek of what happens when you get to really know a music club and its people. A few weeks ago, I visited Magazine Club and I knew that place had something special so I had to go back. Watch the video below and find out what happened to me! Bands featured: Los Amantes – from Castellón de la Plana, Spain – PowerPop. The lead singer was also the singer for huge band [...]

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Apple music has over 20 million subscribers, 17 month after its launch!

Apple announced on December 7 that it passed the milestones of 20 million paying subscribers 17 months after launching. This number reinforces Apple music’s position as the second most important player in the music streaming market. What does that mean for Spotify? The music streaming market? The overall music industry? On September, Daniel El, the CEO of Spotify announced that it has achieved 40 [...]

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