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
Vivendi hails UMG ‘turnaround’ in latest financials
Vivendi has reported its latest full-year financials, including those for its Universal Music Group subsidiary, which is referred to as having experienced a "turnaround" in the financials announcement.
March 5, 2012
ARIA positive about digital music growth in Australia
Australian music industry body ARIA has published its latest trade figures, revealing that the recorded music industry there saw revenues fall just 0.34% to AU$382.7m (around $411m) in 2011. Digital now accounts for AU$140.5m...
March 1, 2012
Digital changes for Warner Music Group EMEA and Atlantic UK
Warner Music Group has announced some changes in its digital teams in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
February 24, 2012
eMusic and AIM survey finds physical habits still strong in UK
80% of UK music consumrs still regularly buy music in physical form and listen to it on a traditional stereo, according to research unveiled by eMusic and indie body AIM yesterday. That compares to 70% who download music,...
February 23, 2012
Physical CD sales are to decrease in 2012 while digital increases.
According to a study done by Strategy Analytics, physical CD sales are expected to drop 40 percent in 2012 to $2.7 billion. On the flipside, digital music sales are expected to hit $2.8 billion in 2012, a 17 percent increase...
February 17, 2012