Streaming services need to do better by listeners and artists — HiFi is the way (Guest column)
This is a guest post by Nigel Harding, VP Artist Relations at Deezer. He argues that hi-fi audio shouldn’t be a luxury extra – but instead should be a fundamental part of the music experience. The act of creating...
January 19, 2023
Will music streaming finally hit maturity in 2023? (Guest post)
This is a guest post by Phil Bird, head of sales, rights and royalties, (media) at Vistex. He looks ahead to what may happen in with regards to rights and income for rights holders in 2023. Phil wonders when music...
January 10, 2023
Report claims 100k tracks are now added to DSPs every day
Forget that oft-quoted '60k new tracks are added to music streaming services every day' stat. Two major labels have upped the figure to 100k.
October 7, 2022
PRS for Music targets South Korean DSPs over royalties
British collecting society PRS for Music isn’t happy with several streaming service in South Korea.
September 16, 2022
UMG boss talks DSPs: ‘We’re 80 to 85% of their retention’
Universal Music Group's chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge has been talking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia + Technology Conference 2022.
September 13, 2022
Phonorecords IV: US publishers and DSPs settle rates for next five years
The latest round of rate-setting for publishing royalties for on-demand audio streams in the US – known as ‘Phonorecords IV’ – has been settled surprisingly quickly.
September 1, 2022
Believe CEO thinks majors want premium slice of streaming payouts
As revenues from DSPs have reached enormous levels, it’s inevitable that there will be some behind-the-scenes machinations...
July 19, 2022
Europe’s Digital Services Act includes ‘recommender’ rules
Europe's DSA is one step closer to being implemented after the European Parliament and European Council reached 'political agreement' on the proposed legislation.
April 25, 2022
IFPI sees piracy threats on Twitter, Discord and Audius
The European Commission is running a consultation to identify piracy and counterfeiting villains outside the EU.
April 6, 2022
Amazon Music tipped to have 52.6m US users by the end of 2022
That would be enough to overtake Pandora as the second biggest music streaming service in the US, with predictions that the latter will see its American listeners decline this year.
February 25, 2022
Korean video service Watcha is getting into music streaming
There will soon be a new player in the South Korean music-streaming market: video service Watcha has announced plans to add music as part of a relaunch.
February 22, 2022