Reservoir Media completes its spac merger to go public
Reservoir Media has become the latest music company to go public, in its case via a ‘spac’ merger with a company called Roth CH Acquisition II Co.
July 30, 2021
Outdustry launches China music publishing arm Outdustry Songs
Outdustry has long been one of the most respected companies helping western music firms and artists do business in China (and more recently, India too). Its services have mainly focused on marketing and rights management...
June 29, 2020
What can we learn from Covid-19’s impact on China’s music industry?
The Chinese music industry saw 16% growth in its recorded music revenues in 2019 according to the IFPI, but it was also the first country to be affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Does that make it a canary in the coalmine...
May 18, 2020
Indian music industry debates potential for paid music subs
“I think we’re on course,” said Blaise Fernandes, the president and CEO of India’s official recorded music industry body the Indian Music Industry, when asked on a status update on the country’s plan to break into...
August 28, 2019
China’s music potential: ‘We are finally getting there!’
2017 was a big year for the music industry in China: according to the IFPI, last year it was one of the world’s 10 biggest recorded-music markets for the first time. Excitement around the growth of the music-streaming...
May 22, 2018
India music trends: Transparency, independent artists and more
India has long been one of the most interesting music markets in the world, and one that dances to its own rules, particularly with the influence of the film industry – Bollywood included. So how is the Indian market evolving...
March 12, 2018
India is still taking time to emerge as a music market
If you missed our recent report on India and China, the writer of the Indian half has now published his piece online. In it, Ed Peto of consultancy firm Outdustry digs in to the prevailing trends of the Indian music market. “India’s...
July 10, 2017
Roadmap to India: tips for music success in 2017 (#midem)
India is often cited alongside China and Latin America as one of the music markets with huge potential for contributing to the next 100 million music subscribers. But can non-Indian artists and labels be part of this? A...
June 6, 2017
Roadmap to China: tips for music success in 2017 (#midem)
China has long been a market of huge potential for music, but also considerable challenges for western artists and labels: from piracy to regulatory headaches. There is more optimism about its prospects in 2017 than ever...
June 6, 2017
Digital music trends from Russia, China, Africa and Latin America
The music industry is getting even more excited about emerging markets in 2017, from Latin America to Russia, China and India. A panel at our NY:LON Connect conference today explored some of the challenges and opportunities...
January 25, 2017
How ‘sleeping giant’ China is waking up to legal music
Until recently, China was seen as a hugely problematic market for the recorded-music industry, with piracy dominant against legal digital music services. Things are changing fast though, due to a combination of the Chinese...
January 25, 2017