For all the talk about streaming / downloads cannibalisation, one of the biggest factors in overall growth for the recorded music industry remains physical sales – from countries like Germany where CD sales have held up surprisingly well, to the many more markets where they continue to drop rapidly. Australia and Norway both sit within the latter group, based on their respective figures for 2014.
January 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge
January 23rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge
Did you think the rows over YouTube contracts and indie musicians would end once the company struck a deal with licensing agency Merlin? Think again. Independent musician...
November 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge
There's an interesting interview with SoundCloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss in the Financial Times this week, which focuses mainly on the necessity (or otherwise) of major...
February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally
This week saw Music Ally's Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge return to their microphone and cups of tea to talk digital music for our podcast