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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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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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Posted by Chiara Michieletto on

RA polls: It’s that time of the year again!

The Christmas season always bring joy and happiness…and the Resident Advisor polls at year end. So let’s take a look at the best electronic music of 2016. Top 20 albums of 2016 First off: let’s look at Resident Advisor’s staff picks for the Top 20 albums of 2016. My favourite picks from this 20 album list are: number 19: Fallen by Steven Julien, great house music with monster [...]

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Posted by Angela Gil on

Behind New formats of payment in music industry

Book a Taxi. Arrive at destination and pay directly from your smartphone. Pre- order your coffee at Starbucks or pay by just tapping your phone close to counters. Become the producer of your favorite artist and participate in future royalties. Sounds familiar? Companies like Uber, Airbnb or Pledgemusic; all digital natives have not only transformed the basic of economics – none of these companies [...]

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Posted by Pao Solis on

So, lets get down to basics…

During the past few months I have been constantly blogging about the importance of fan engagement and building a brand/image . Since building a brand mostly depends on the different wants and needs of each artist, as well as the genre they belong to, it is much difficult to explain the formula for success (plus, if I had it…) But I can definitely give tips on how to create good fan engagement [...]

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Posted by Tanya Niesvizky-Kogan on

Through the progression of this blog, many valuable qualities have been explored in how to successfully craft your personal brand. Authenticity, uniqueness, and honesty are all admirable qualities to emulate if you are a developing artist. But what is a young artist supposed to do when they are being pushed into an image that does not resonate within them? When this image is marketable, and lucrative, [...]

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Posted by Tanya Niesvizky-Kogan on

Image in Honestidad

Nina Simone once said, “An artists duty, as far as I’m concerned is to reflect the times.” This can be increasingly difficult for artists living and working in cultures that are naturally suppressive of difference. When governments and societal majorities are suppressing the voice of its people, it is evermore important for its collection of artists to use their talent to spread a message.   [...]

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Posted by Tanya Niesvizky-Kogan on

The lone Vulf.

Present day artists deal with an industry challenge that only came to light through the development of our modern, digital world. Not only must they create meaningful art that they can live off of, but they must also find a way to break through the noise of mass media. Consumers are constantly bombarded with messages from advertisers and gatekeepers popularizing what should be right. So how does an [...]

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Posted by Pao Solis on

Beatlemania

Long before One Direction broke the Internet, there was a much more important British band that caused worldwide sensation: The Beatles.  Along with them came their very passionate army of fans that started the Beatlemania. Something interesting about Beatlemania is that, contrary to most of the “manias” created by artists, it was very diverse in terms of age, nationality, and genders. Yes, there [...]

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Posted by phurel1 on

Subscriptions have never been so important for the music industry and yet…

It is well known now that in 2015 revenues in the US market from music streaming services overcame digital downloads for the first time. The study headlining this fact is from The Recording Industry Association of America which is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies. This increasing importance from music streaming services [...]

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Oh you’re a musician? So how do you make money?

Musicians live in precariousness, this is what reveals the «Guillot report », a study conducted in France among professionals of the show business: indeed, 80% of musicians perceive only 1.1 times the minimum wage. This is due in particular to a great inequality of employment within the sector, since 70% of the bands typically play 4 to 5 “big” concerts a year (concerts generating a significant [...]

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