They don’t make ‘em like they used to: MBW has discovered that ‘new’ albums were outsold by ‘old’ (catalogue) albums online in the US for the first time in 2014. The feat of catalogue albums outselling frontline releases was first achieved back in 2012, but that was a momentary blip; it’s never taken place over a whole year before.
Today Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging service fresh off a $485 million Series D round of fundraising, announced the launch of its new media platform Discover. It is a built in feature on the Snapchat app that offers daily refreshed content from select and disparate group of major media players like Vice, The Daily Mail, Comedy Central, Warner Music Group, Cosmopolitan, People, Yahoo!, and National Geographic.
All of the leading providers of streaming music are now in the scorching hot legal zone involving pre-1972 music after seven lawsuits were filed on Thursday against Apple's Beat Electronics, Sony Entertainment, Google, Rdio, Songza, Slacker and Escape Media Group (operator of Grooveshark).
Scott Vener, music supervisor for Entourage, may just have the next big music app -- but that doesn't mean he's without competition. In the past year, a slew of personalized music sharing apps, which allow users to directly send songs via text-based messages (as opposed to opening a streaming app and copying and pasting a link) have invaded the music/tech space with the hope of changing how we collectively listen to music on mobile devices.
In 1989, a professor at the School of Music at Ohio State University named David Huron penned a paper entitled “Music in Advertising: An Analytic Paradigm." In the paper Huron wrote that when it comes to the use of music in advertising and branding “music can serve the overall promotional goals in one ...
By Luiz Augusto Buff from Berklee College of Music's Music Business Journal. After the music industry was shocked in the early 2000s by the growth of piracy and file sharing, many investors were skeptical about the future of music publishing assets, worried that the value of songs would decrease ...
Shazam wants a five-fold increase in monthly mobile users. Already a must-have app for identifying songs, Shazam is betting different types of identification, and new markets, will help it reach that goal.
In recent days, a handful of important year-end music reports have been published, and the numbers contained in them reveal valuable insights about the state of the industry. But who has time to comb through hundreds of pages of numbers? We do, and we have the highlights.
Silly numbers, big shifts in behavior and strategy, and artists to watch in 2015: Next Big Sound have compiled their annual report on social and streaming data, highlighting the prevalent trends of the past year in the music industry.