Le CNV a publié cette semaine l'actualisation des données économiques sur les festivals, pour la période 2008-2012. Confirment la montée en puissance des festivals, elle fait apparaître des contrastes forts entre les événements. Entre hausse des charges, croissance modérée des soutiens et marge de manœuvre de moins en moins grande sur la billetterie, l'avenir des festivals pose question. L'étude fera l'objet d'une présentation lors des BIS.
Boris Picq's insight:
Le CNV a publié cette semaine l’actualisation des données économiques sur les festivals, pour la période 2008-2012. Confirment la montée en puissance des festivals, elle fait apparaître des contrastes forts entre les événements.
Last year was no exception – the growth of social networks, streaming services, online radio and digital downloads is unstoppable, opening up ever more avenues for fans to listen to, discover, and share new music. Next Big Sound has been tracking this data for more than three years and can once again present a unique behind-the-scenes perspective on what happened in the music industry in 2012.
According to stats just shared with Digital Music News this morning by Nielsen Soundscan, sales of vinyl LPs hit another, modern-era record in 2012 with 4.6 million units. Most are being sold at indie retailers, with a heavy lean towards rock. Here's the latest sales picture.
Anyone who thinks investment in music is 'drying up' clearly hasn't looked at the numbers. Because with less than two weeks left in 2012, investment in music-related startups and companies has reached $619.3 million, a near-34 percent gain over 2011
Mega have a solution called the Megakey that will allow artists to earn income from users who download music for free. Yes that’s right, they will pay artists even for free downloads. The Megakey business model has been tested with over a million users and it works. You can expect several Megabox announcements next year including exclusive deals with artists who are eager to depart from outdated business models.
Internet millionaire Kim Dotcom says his new and improved file storage site could not have been made without the "fresh start" he got after New Zealand and United States authorities raided his Auckland home and shut down Megaupload.
How the media affects musicians' perceptions about the music business and everything you need to forget about the music industry in order to build a successful, lucrative career.
Boris Picq's insight:
Instead of looking inward and local and trying to create something small that they can build from and concentrating on their craft, [musicians] are shooting for stars. It’s like playing the lottery. It’s fun, and if you win it’s amazing, but it’s not a business plan.
Azoff's contract officially ended in 2014, which introduces a nice, princely parachute. According to SEC filings, Azoff is jumping with a near-$12 million payout, and accelerated diverstitures of roughly 2 million shares...
Next month Kim Dotcom will release a new and improved version of the now defunct Megaupload. Today, he unveiled the new look of the site by sharing several teaser screenshots, including one of the encryption interface.
Encryption is the future according to Dotcom, who believes that with help from Mega encryption will be the file-sharing standard in five years, accounting for half of all Internet traffic.