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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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Warner Music Can Thank Streaming Platforms for High Annual Revenues

Warner Music Group grew from 9.4% to 13.1% in 1 year with a total revenue of $3.25bn. They are now seeing their highest revenue figure in eight years. Their operating income in the past year also went up from $127 million to $214 million which was 67% percent. From WMG CEO Stephen Cooper announced that their annual streaming income “is approaching $1 billion, which is more than double our download [...]

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SGAE vs Ley Propiedad Intelectual

Today I’m writing my last post, and I would like to close this cycle at the same point it started. In my first post, I talked about the musicians rights, and I used a sync case to introduce my thoughts. Quick remembering: LaSexta (Atresmedia Group) was using the song “A veces la vida es hermosa” to promote its show “Merlí”. The TV group never asked the author, Pablo [...]

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Posted by Shana Swayne on

Tickets on Sale Now! Hurry, Almost Sold-Out!!!

Have you ever felt stressed about making a simple decision like buying concert tickets? As a frequent concert goer, I’m used to the early bird specials and/or pre-sale and the door price. Those are the norm. From country to country prices and marketing strategies varies. Watch the video below to find out more: In a further research made earlier today, I found out that in Spain the rush to sell [...]

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Broken Record… Sales

For those who thought that vinyl records were history, well, you’d be correct; Vinyl has made history this week. For the first time ever, vinyl record sales have edged out money brought in from digital album downloads. While vinyl has obviously gained popularity in recent years, I don’t know if anyone could have foreseen this kind of sales growth. I thought music in the physical form was a thing [...]

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Power to the Poet

It’s safe to say that music has drastically changed from, say, the 60s to today’s musical culture- technology made sure of this. I could drone on until I was blue in the face about these painfully obvious differences, but I won’t. Instead, let’s go back to the 60s, specifically the Hippie Movement. They were times of peace and love, man. It’s interesting, though, because the music produced [...]

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Record vs. Song of The Year…here’s the scoop

It’s that time of year again! Yes, the holidays..but in music news, the Grammy Award nominations have been announced.  This prestigious honor is awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.  The Recording Academy Voting Members are professionals with creative or technical credits on at least six commercially released tracks.  These members participate [...]

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Posted by Dannie K on

The Art of Damage Control : Kanye’s Controversy

Kanye West is no stranger to controversy. I still remember sitting in my dorm room watching Kanye, on a live program to raise funds for Katrina aftermath, completely ignore his teleprompter to say that the president of the free world, doesn’t care about minorities. I remember thinking at that very moment, that this was an artist that wasn’t afraid to express himself, no matter the circumstance [...]

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Music Festivals in Japan

Summer Sonic The Summer Sonic Festival is an annual two- or three-day rock festival held at the same time in Osaka and Chiba. The majority of the bands playing in Osaka the first day go to Chiba the following day and vice versa. The line-up contains many Japanese rock musicians from both major and indie record companies, and also international acts. Fuji Rock Fuji Rock Festival is an annual rock festival [...]

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Posted by Chiara Michieletto on

Sónar and Primavera Sound announce their first line-ups…and they’re awesome

In these past few days there have been many announcements for this summers’ festival lineups in Spain. Primavera Sound and Sonar both have released their first big names..and we are quite impressed. Sónar. 15. 16. 17 June 2017 Sonar has released its first round of artists, and the calibre of these is very impressive. Headlining the new edition of Sonar 2017 are big names such as Nicolas Jaar, Justice [...]

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Behind Music Playlists

There are around 40 M songs available in Spotify. Playlists are a great way to help users navigate the huge amount of information available to them and digital music platforms, use them to differentiate themselves from competition. Half of Spotify users base globally listen to their playlists and 1 out of 5 plays across streaming services happens inside of a playlist. Most popular playlists have millions [...]

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