Tag: digital music
Sony Music under fire for raising price of Whitney Houston album
The death of Whitney Houston at the weekend has sparked a row in the digital music world, after her The Ultimate Collection compilation's price rose from £4.99 to £7.99 within hours of her death being announced.
February 14, 2012
IFPI says global digital music revenues up 8% in 2011
Music industry body the IFPI has published its annual Digital Music Report (PDF link), revealing that global digital revenues for record companies were up 8% in 2011 to $5.2bn. The report also claims that “major”...
January 23, 2012
Google launches massive Christmas music sale
Will Google have more luck than Amazon in wooing digital music buyers away from Apple's iTunes?
December 21, 2011
Spotify and Rdio’s US catalogues get compared
Wired has a very interesting article comparing the US catalogues of streaming music services Rdio and Spotify.
December 15, 2011
US Supreme Court rejects ASCAP appeal on download performance royalties
Digital music downloads are not public performances, and that can't be appealed. This is the ruling of the US Supreme Court, which has rejected an appeal from collecting society ASCAP against a ruling in September 2010 that...
October 4, 2011
Major labels facing consolidated class action price-fixing lawsuit
The days of music services Pressplay and MusicNet seem an age away now, but those unsuccessful early attempts at digital music are still hanging over the industry. A federal judge has ruled that a group of major labels must...
July 21, 2011
Prince still (purple) raining on digital music’s parade
Well, that's an understatement. "I personally can't stand digital music. You're getting sound in bits. It affects a different place in your brain. When you play it back, you can't feel anything. We're analogue people, not...
June 24, 2011
Forrester warns of ignoring the ‘Digital Natives’
Just in time for MIDEM, Forrester has published a new report: 'Digital Natives: The Generation That Music Product Strategy Forgot'.
January 21, 2011
NPD puts numbers to US digital music market share
iTunes remains the largest digital music retailer by far in the US, taking a 66.2% share in the third quarter of this year, according to new figures released by NPD Group. That's up from 63.2% in Q3 2009. NPD claims...
December 17, 2010
Music Ally Report : 2010 – the key trends
- 2010 - The Key Trends - Dealtracker - Don't Treat Indies As An Inferior Digital Class - Statistics
December 12, 2010
Sony Music launches PopMarket ‘online shopping club’
Amazon has been doing well from its MP3 Daily Deals for a long time now, while Groupon entered the fray this week with its first time-limited discount on Rihanna's new album. However, Sony Music Entertainment is also...
November 24, 2010