The music industry in the digital context
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Initially articles used for my master thesis. Passionate about music and new technologies, I have continued gathering news about this subject :)
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Why The Streaming Business Model Is Broken - MTT - Music Think Tank

Why The Streaming Business Model Is Broken - MTT - Music Think Tank | The music industry in the digital context | Scoop.it
The more people play stream, the smaller the piece of the pie to be shared with each copyright holder. The availability of unlimited streaming for subscription users makes it impossible to keep revenue in sync with spins.
The per-stream-revenue ratio keeps plunging down as more and more users make the jump and quit physical and even downloads to switch to streaming services. Even if a large fringe a them may subscribe to a plan, may it be Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer or Tidal, the revenue won’t match the huge tidal wave of stream spins - over 200 billions as the industry expects for 2016.

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Pierre Priot's curator insight, September 23, 2016 3:52 AM
Streaming Broken Math - The more people play stream, the smaller the piece of the pie to be shared with each copyright holder.
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Do Musicians Really Benefit From Streaming Services? #INFOGRAPHIC

Do Musicians Really Benefit From Streaming Services? #INFOGRAPHIC | The music industry in the digital context | Scoop.it
Music streaming sites seem like an obvious way for musicians to gain exposure and earn compensation for their work. However, things aren't always as they seem.

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Pierre Priot's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:25 AM

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Streaming Services,  But Were Afraid to Ask

Wes Ottem's curator insight, December 11, 2013 7:08 PM

This article shows some numbers detailing how low the compensation has become, 5 dollars for 1000 streams.  It is harder than ever for an artist to make money from music.

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The Real Value Of The Independent Sector

The Real Value Of The Independent Sector | The music industry in the digital context | Scoop.it

Over the course of the last year MIDiA has been working with WIN (the global indie label trade body) on a major study to define the independent sector’s contribution to the global recorded music business. The default accepted wisdom is that the indies account for something like 20% of the global revenue total. However, this study revealed, that figure strongly underestimates the actual share…it is in fact 37.6%.


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Pierre Priot's curator insight, June 10, 2016 3:13 AM
Know your Indie labels ; facts and figures
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Can streaming save music sales?

Can streaming save music sales? | The music industry in the digital context | Scoop.it
Streaming services have reversed the fortunes of the music industry in Sweden and now generate more income than downloads or CDs. But can the model be replicated worldwide?

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Pierre Priot's curator insight, April 23, 2013 5:39 AM

Streaming vs Download - a cultural thing?

Michael Wynn's curator insight, October 11, 2013 9:00 PM

This article contains statistics from all over the world about music streaming.It also has information about how music streaming is helping the industry.