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Power of Pitbull: 'Timber' Rapper Reveals Plan to Become Next Billion-Dollar Brand

Power of Pitbull: 'Timber' Rapper Reveals Plan to Become Next Billion-Dollar Brand | Musicbiz | Scoop.it
Don't underestimate the hitmaker (and new face of Playboy), who talks to THR about life as Cuba's underground hero, why he hasn't talked to Kesha since rehab and how he came to own the pop culture moment.
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Hollywood's Big-Money YouTube Hit Factory

Hollywood's Big-Money YouTube Hit Factory | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

A few years ago, big media companies were filing copyright lawsuits against YouTube. Now they’re buying in

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Here's why Apple bought Beats: By 2019, streaming will account for 70 percent of digital music revenue

Here's why Apple bought Beats: By 2019, streaming will account for 70 percent of digital music revenue | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Digital download revenues are continuing to decline, and in five years, more than two-thirds of all digital music revenue will come from streaming services, according to a new report.

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Streaming music: what next for Apple, YouTube, Spotify… and musicians?

Streaming music: what next for Apple, YouTube, Spotify… and musicians? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

‘It’s going to be a painful year or two for the average musician’ but do-it-yourself experience may help. By Stuart Dredge

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Is Apple about to take streaming music to the masses?

Is Apple about to take streaming music to the masses? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The launch of iPhone 6 could be the platform the format needs

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Mexico is undergoing a streaming music revolution

Mexico is undergoing a streaming music revolution | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

59% of all sales in country are now digital

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Ringtones Are Still Worth $100 Million ...

Ringtones Are Still Worth $100 Million ... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Never say die… Source: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).  US-based, 2013 inflation-adjusted revenues.

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The Music Industry: 1973-2013 ...

The Music Industry: 1973-2013 ... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it
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The 5 Most Expensive Music Videos Of All Time

The 5 Most Expensive Music Videos Of All Time | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Of all the expensive music videos made over time (and there are quite a few), the top five are created by only two artists: Michael Jackson and Madonna. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as those two legends are some of the only ones who would have enough ...

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Pay for YouTube? Challenges Ahead for Google's Next Music Subscription Service

Pay for YouTube? Challenges Ahead for Google's Next Music Subscription Service | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Ever since news broke in October that YouTube was planning a subscription service, people have been asking how YouTube would get people to pay to watch music videos. It's more than ...

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SoundCloud Debuts Monetization Play With 'On SoundCloud', Announces $100 Million In Funding

SoundCloud Debuts Monetization Play With 'On SoundCloud', Announces $100 Million In Funding | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It’s a new era for SoundCloud. 

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No Surprise Here: Spotify Streams Soar While Track Sales Fall

No Surprise Here: Spotify Streams Soar While Track Sales Fall | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Streaming activity at the most popular music subscription service has soared as digital track sales have fallen over the past year.

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What Really Killed the CD?

What Really Killed the CD? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Data source: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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The World's Highest-Paid DJs: Electronic Cash Kings 2014

The World's Highest-Paid DJs: Electronic Cash Kings 2014 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

When Calvin Harris topped last year’s Electronic Cash Kings list with a stunning $46 million in annual earnings, it seemed symptomatic of a bubble in the burgeoning EDM scene. But since then, the only thing that has popped is the income of the world’s highest-paid DJs.

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Music Streaming Is Booming, and That's a Problem for Music Sales

Music Streaming Is Booming, and That's a Problem for Music Sales | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify, Pandora and YouTube are all growing. Music sales aren't. There's a connection.

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Music streams are up and downloads are down. Why is that a surprise?

Music streams are up and downloads are down. Why is that a surprise? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

37m people will pay to stream by the end of 2014 but analyst Mark Mulligan sees more potential. By Stuart Dredge

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UK study: 83% of 16-24 year-olds use YouTube for music listening

UK study: 83% of 16-24 year-olds use YouTube for music listening | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The Kids are listening to music on YouTube! Okay, tell us something we don't know... But youth research firm Voxburner's survey of ...

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How Streaming Is Changing the Music Industry

How Streaming Is Changing the Music Industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Today we announced the launch of an important new MIDiA Research report: ‘The Streaming Effect: Assessing The Impact Of Streaming Music Behaviour’.  The report reveals how streaming music is now firmly established, with significant growth potential but how ...

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Streaming is affecting download sales. But let’s dig deeper into ‘streaming’

The prospect of a transition from music ownership to music access has been floated for many years now, but now it's underway, there's ...

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Vinyl Subscription Clubs Find a Narrow Groove

Vinyl Subscription Clubs Find a Narrow Groove | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Vinyl Me, Please got Sylvan Esso back on the charts. The North Carolina dance-pop duo's self-titled debut, which bowed at No. 39 on the Billboard 200, had ...

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Streaming Accounted for 63% of Danish Revenues in First Half of Year

Streaming Accounted for 63% of Danish Revenues in First Half of Year | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Led by gains in streaming revenues, digital accounted for 82 percent of Denmark's recorded music revenues in the first half of the year, up from 74 ...

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Google & Apple Show Strong Potential for Digital Music Apps in New comScore Mobile Report

Google & Apple Show Strong Potential for Digital Music Apps in New comScore Mobile Report | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

If the future of digital music will be shaped by mobile usage, the U.S. market could have few winners and many losers.

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Why Digital Music Services Always Steal Each Other’s Customers

Why Digital Music Services Always Steal Each Other’s Customers | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The next five years will be one of the music industry’s most dramatic periods of change. The last ten years might have been disruptive but the change that is coming will be even more transformative ...

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SoundCloud introduces ads so it can pay musicians and other creators

SoundCloud introduces ads so it can pay musicians and other creators | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Initiative is starting small, but with plans to make 175 million listeners pay off for individual artists and major labels alike. By Stuart Dredge

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Louis Vuitton to Invest $80 Million in K-Pop Culture Factory YG Entertainment

Louis Vuitton to Invest $80 Million in K-Pop Culture Factory YG Entertainment | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Louis Vuitton is getting into the K-Pop business.

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SoundCloud gets ads and preps subscriptions as part of licensing deals

SoundCloud gets ads and preps subscriptions as part of licensing deals | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

SoundCloud’s plans to a.) make money through advertising and b.) pay that money out to music rightsholders have been the subject of ...

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