PROFILE Warner Chappell Music’s VP of Digital Licensing Natalie Madaj is at the forefront

PROFILE Warner Chappell Music’s VP of Digital Licensing Natalie Madaj is at the forefront

By Jonathan Dekel There is no doubt that the current pandemic has forced the majority of the workforce to shift how they do business, but for Natalie Madaj, Warner Chappell’s Vice President, Digital Licensing, North America, little has changed. “I have been extremely lucky to work remotely fairly often during my time with Warner Chappell,” Madaj says, “so I’m pretty used to it.” The only East Coast member of the Digital team, Madaj, who currently calls Washington D.C. home, spends […]

BMG gründet Service für Neighbouring Rights

BMG gründet Service für Neighbouring Rights

Unternehmen Erst im Dezember stieg BMG neben Publishing und Recorded Music zusätzlich ins Künstlermanagement ein. Nun hat das Unternehmen auch einen Service für Leistungsschutzrechte eingerichtet. Erste Kunden des Diensts sind Jonas Blue und Roger Daltrey. BMG vertritt nun seine Interessen bei der Aufführung seines Repertoires: Roger Daltrey (Bild: Steve Schofield) Erst im Dezember stieg BMG neben den bestehenden Geschäftsfeldern Publishing und Recorded Music zusätzlich ins Künstlermanagement ein. Nun hat das Unternhemen auch einen Service für Leistungsschutzrechte beziehungsweise Aufführungsrechte eingerichtet. Die […]

Les revenus mondiaux de la musique chuteront de 25% en 2020, selon Goldman Sachs

Les revenus mondiaux de la musique chuteront de 25% en 2020, selon Goldman Sachs

Dans une nouvelle analyse «Music in the Air» des perspectives de l’industrie musicale, Goldman Sachs prévoit que les revenus mondiaux de la musique chuteront de 25% cette année, en raison de la pression fiscale et opérationnelle de la nouvelle crise des coronavirus. Comme prévu, les revenus de concerts et de performances en direct considérablement réduits de 2020 ont joué le plus grand rôle dans la baisse prévue des revenus; Goldman a réduit de plus de 75% ses estimations de revenus […]

Can Twitch ‘Change the Economics’ for Artists?

Can Twitch ‘Change the Economics’ for Artists?

Getty/David Becker/BET T-Pain says he’d be on Twitch “all the time if hotels didn’t have such shitty Wi-Fi.” When Spotify announced last month that it was finally giving fans a way to directly “tip” artists , it was largely met with approval from the artist community. Spotify’s move represented one of the first launches of “tipping” on a major global audio-streaming service — and it came at a good time, as the ongoing crisis has decimated live touring. Yet the […]

Spotify : 15 Md€ pour la musique en dix ans, combien pour ses actionnaires ?

Spotify : 15 Md€ pour la musique en dix ans, combien pour ses actionnaires ?

Lire la suite de l’article musiczone.substack.com Qui, de l’industrie musicale ou de celle de la finance, qui ont investi dans son développement chacune à leur manière (en apportant la matière première ou le capital), a profité le plus du succès de Spotify, lequel ne s’est jamais traduit par un bénéfice net annuel en termes de résultats financiers ? Deux tiers des revenus reversés à la musique Ce que per… This post is for paying subscribers Spotify a reversé plus de […]

Another billion dollar quarter for Sony Music, as streaming revenues jump 27.4% year-on-year

Calendar Q1 2020 was a relatively quiet period for blockbuster releases, but that didn’t stop Sony Music posting its fourth billion-dollar quarter on the bounce. According to a fiscal announcement from parent Sony Corp today (May 13), analyzed by MBW, Sony Music saw recorded music revenues rise 13.5% year-on-year to $1.074bn in the three months to the end of March. Within this figure, streaming revenues were up 27.4% YoY to $641.7m during calendar Q1 (Sony’s fiscal Q4) – an annual […]

Instagram vs SoundCloud: the battle for the center of music culture

Instagram vs SoundCloud: the battle for the center of music culture

What SoundCloud can do to win back lost ground from its most important competitor: Instagram. What is SoundCloud, actually ? Coming out of the MySpace era, SoundCloud was easy to define. Now, in a mobile world with streaming as the default way of music listening, that has changed. I’ll go into why, as I explain why SoundCloud’s most important competitor is not Spotify, but Instagram. One started as music app, and the other as a photo app, but they’re both […]

L’ARABIE SAOUDITE VA ACHETER WARNER MUSIC GROUP?

L’ARABIE SAOUDITE VA ACHETER WARNER MUSIC GROUP?

Le troisième plus grand détenteur de droits musicaux au monde, détenu à 100% par Access Industries de Len Blavatnik, pourrait plutôt envisager une vente privée. C’est selon une rumeur dans The Hollywood Reporter , citant une source proche de Blavatnik, qui suggère que le propriétaire milliardaire de Warner pourrait envisager de vendre la société de musique au Fonds d’investissement public saoudien. Si ce nom vous dit quelque chose, c’est probablement parce que le PIF – qui investit pour le compte […]

How Hip-Hop Royalty Found a New Home on Instagram Live

 the date the NBA suspended its season and Tom Hanks announced he’d contracted the coronavirus — was when it became clear that the pandemic would be indiscriminate in demolishing industries and dismantling social norms, it was just over a week later, on March 21, that the new normal began to take shape. For the fifth night in a row, D-Nice streamed a D.J. set on Instagram Live from his Los Angeles apartment. Things had started small, on a Tuesday, playing songs from his iTunes to a […]

Début mai, les artistes ont gagné 7,1 millions de dollars sur Bandcamp

Début mai, les artistes ont gagné 7,1 millions de dollars sur Bandcamp

© iStock L’initiative de Bandcamp a porté ses fruits : les ventes du 1er mai ont engendré de beaux revenus pour les artistes, en pleine période de crise sanitaire On vous en parlait il y a quelques semaines : Bandcamp débloquait la totalité de ses revenus pour payer plus largement les artistes qui publiaient leurs albums sur le site. En effet, depuis le début de la crise sanitaire, les revenus des musiciens sont largement mis en péril. Plus de tournées, […]

What is the value of exposure when exposure is all there is?

What is the value of exposure when exposure is all there is?

There is an existential debate going on at the moment, around whether streaming is paying artists enough. It may feel like a rerun of old debates but it is catalysed by COVID-19 decimating artist income. These are some of the key narratives: here , here and here . In this piece I lay out the underlying economics of the argument. I also focus wholly on artist income as songwriter income is another topic entirely. COVID-19 has reset the debate The […]

SoundCloud is launching a slate of weekly Twitch shows – The Verge

SoundCloud is joining Twitch. The popular music streaming service is set to launch a slate of original live programming on Wednesday, May 6th, that includes shows about the industry populated by insiders, execs, and influencers. SoundCloud is the latest music service to join Twitch since concerts and tours across the globe have been canceled due to the pandemic. Lire la suite de l’article www.theverge.com

Spotify should pay musicians more? Let’s talk more about how

Spotify should pay musicians more? Let’s talk more about how

Earlier this week, we covered the IFPI’s latest figures for global recorded music revenues, which grew by 8.2% in 2019 . Artist rights group the Future of Music Coalition made an important point when it shared our story on Twitter: It’s true. In 2019 the recorded music industry enjoyed its fifth consecutive year of growth, taking it nearly back to its 2004 level. Meanwhile, outside the recorded sector, publishers are also seeing their revenues grow, while collecting societies are regularly […]

IFPI issues annual Global Music Report

IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, today issued its annual Global Music Report. Frances Moore, chief executive of IFPI, said: “The Global Music Report we issued today covers results for 2019 and reflects the successful work and investment of music creators – from record companies to artists and beyond. Importantly, the strong foundation we built over the past several years helped deliver growth in 2019. “While the numbers we are reporting are a snapshot of the […]

Spotify is really the new radio

Spotify is really the new radio

For the past few months, whenever I experience Spotify, I come away thinking, “Man, Spotify has really become like radio.” If you don’t pay for Spotify’s premium service, it is truly hard to tell the difference. This is not meant as a compliment. It imposes algorithmic playlists. It pushes talk radio (sorry, they call them podcasts now) and generally devotes most of its real estate and algorithms to the “top of the pops.” Sure, it does all that in the […]

Deezer builds robot that eats swear words (or at least identifies them some of the time)

Deezer builds robot that eats swear words (or at least identifies them some of the time)

Lire la suite de l’article completemusicupdate.com Deezer has revealed the results of research it undertook looking into building an automated system to detect explicit language in songs, using artificial intelligence. Ahead of the publication of a full academic paper as part of the International Conference On Acoustics, Speech, And Signal Processing next month, Manuel Moussallam gave a summary of the project in a blog post. First question though: What’s wrong with the current system for dealing with sweary lyrics in […]

Spotify accused of ripping off self-serve ad platform from Canadian company

Spotify accused of ripping off self-serve ad platform from Canadian company

Lire la suite de l’article completemusicupdate.com Spotify has been accused of ripping off a Canadian company when it developed its Ad Studio platform that first launched in 2017. “This is a case about a big business stealing from a small business”, Toronto-based VoxTonePro says in a new lawsuit that claims Spotify has breached American laws related to trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition. VoxTonePro says in its legal filing that it was an innovator in the audio advertising production business […]

New interest in livestreamed gigs looks likely to outlive COVID-19 shutdown, says UTA

New interest in livestreamed gigs looks likely to outlive COVID-19 shutdown, says UTA

Lire la suite de l’article completemusicupdate.com As many as 90% of regular concert-goers have sought to replace the live music experience online during the COVID-19 lockdown, and around 70% of those who have been newly accessing livestreamed shows say they plan to continue doing so even once the pandemic is over. That’s according to a survey conducted in the US by the data and analytics unit at talent agency group UTA, which reckons that a positive of the COVID-19 crisis […]

Global Music Industry COVID-19 response tracker

Lire la suite de l’article musicresponsecovid-19.ifpi.org Below is a map providing detailed information about music industry-related measures and initiatives in place across the world to combat the impact of COVID-19. Search the map or use the filters to search by type of initiative and country to find out what actions are in place at national and global level across music industry bodies, record labels, governments, the live sector, digital service providers and others. Markers on the map below are illustrative […]