Tag: digital music
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
EC’s digital agenda boss takes aim at ‘content gatekeepers’
As VP for the digital agenda at the European Commission, Neelie Kroes is at the heart of the debate on how to reform copyright laws for the digital age. So her speech on Friday at the Forum d'Avignon will be of interest....
November 8, 2010
10,000 Cartes Musiques have been sold in France so far
The French government is trying to boost sales of legal digital music by selling Carte Musiques to 12-25 year-olds, which cost €25 but are redeemable for €50 of music. So how's it going? Well, since the card...
November 8, 2010
iTunes expands its lead in the US music retail market
Apple's iTunes Store took a 28% share of all music (digital and physical) bought by US consumers in the first quarter of this year. That's up four percentage points since Q1 2009. Behind, Amazon tied with Wal-Mart for second...
May 27, 2010