Amoeba Music starts selling ‘digitized vinyl’ online
Yes, "digitized vinyl" is really A Thing, courtesy of US music retailer Amoeba Music. It has launched a section on its website called Vinyl Vaults, selling rare and deleted vinyl cuts as digital files in a range of formats.
January 30, 2013
AC/DC sold 48k albums and 696k songs in US for first digital week
Nielsen SoundScan reports that the band sold 48k album downloads and 696k song downloads in the US last week, with Back In Black shifting 15k album units alone, some distance ahead of Highway to Hell (just under 5k) and Live...
November 30, 2012
German music biz hails digital growth
What was that about Germany's reputation for being a stick-in-the-mud when it comes to digital music? The industry has been protesting its merits, with a report from body Bundesverband Musikindustrie noting that 22.1m Germans...
August 28, 2012
Streaming revenue steams ahead
Revenue from music streaming services is set to climb by 40% this year to $1.1bn, according to research from Strategy Analytics.
August 16, 2012
e-book sales overtake hardbacks in the US
The book publishing industry is enjoying its own digital tipping point in 2012, with the Association of American Publishers claiming that sales of e-books overtook hardback books in the first quarter of this year.
June 18, 2012
US music market set for 5.5% growth by 2016 thanks to digital
Subscription-based music streaming services and digital downloads will help the US music industry to grow 5.5% by 2016, according to Pricewaterhouse Coopers' Entertainment & Media Outlook 2012-2016 report, which is released...
June 12, 2012
Australian enquiry to investigate higher digital prices
Why should Australians pay more for their digital music, games and software than people elsewhere in the world?
May 1, 2012
Sony Music appoints Brad Spahr to apps and digital role
Sony Music Entertainment has poached HTC exec Brad Spahr to be its new VP of product development, global digital business. He joins from a role as head of content in Americas for HTC.
April 27, 2012
Australia to review its copyright exceptions
The Australian government has announced a review into its copyright exceptions legislation in the light of digital developments.
April 3, 2012
The Temptations sue Universal Music over digital royalties
And still the digital royalty lawsuits from artists keep coming, with Universal Music now facing an action from The Temptations. Well, two of them: original member Otis Williams and later addition Ron Tyson.
March 16, 2012
UMG’s Francis Keeling promoted to global head of digital
Universal Music Group's Francis Keeling is moving up in the world: he's just been named as the label's global head of digital business, a promotion from his existing role as VP of digital at Universal Music Group International.
March 7, 2012
Think the music biz has a problem with physical decline outpacing digital growth?
There's an ongoing debate about when (or whether) the pace of digital music growth will pick up enough to make up for physical music's decline. But a look at what's happening in the US newspapers industry might make music...
March 6, 2012