STREAMING ACCOUNTED FOR 75% OF MUSIC INDUSTRY REVENUE IN 2018

RIAA figures also show that sales of vinyl rose 8% on the previous year… A report by The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has shown that 75% of music revenue made in the retail sector within the US last year came from streaming. These figures are thanks to the continued popularity of subscription services…

Popular YouTube audio ripping website ‘youtube-mp3’ has been shut down

The world’s largest audio ripping site, youtube-mp3.org ,has been shut down after a consortium of labels including Warner Music Group, Sony Music, and UMG filed a lawsuit to shutter the site. Unsurprisingly, the ruling went in favor of the music labels, with the website ordered to pay a substantial settlement fee, as well as transfer its…

THIS IS HOW MUCH APPLE MUSIC, SPOTIFY AND YOUTUBE PAY PER 1,000 STREAMS

Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube, arguably the most important ways to get music heard– but which platform is paying its artists the most? Thanks to RIAA-backed research via Nielsen, BuzzAngle, and MiDIA, we have a very simple breakdown via Digital Music News. Here are the dollar amount that music creators make fore every 1,000 streams on these leading streaming…

Calvin Harris lands another video with 1 billion views

Calvin Harris lands another video with 1 billion views Earlier this month, Calvin Harris joined YouTube’s coveted Billion Views Club with the music video for “This Is What You Came For,” becoming only the third EDM song ever to reach such a lofty milestone. The Rihanna-assisted smash joined the same ranks as Major Lazer‘s “Lean…

Gold Record For Hardwell’s US Sales Hit Single, ‘Spaceman’

Gold Record For Hardwell’s US Sales Hit Single, ‘Spaceman’ Hardwell – ‘Spaceman‘ – Hardwell received a Gold Record for his hit single ‘Spaceman.’ The track initially released on February 6th 2012, has since been downloaded over 500,000 times in the USA. The DJ/Producer was surprised with the Award after his performance at the 538Jingleball event…

2016 ON TRACK TO BE THE FIRST YEAR THE RECORDING SALES GROW SINCE THE ’90S

2016 ON TRACK TO BE THE FIRST YEAR THE RECORDING SALES GROW SINCE THE ’90S “This feels like the music industry is succeeding despite itself” Amid stories of doom and gloom about how the proliferation of streaming services is splintering the recording industry, new figures have emerged suggesting that those very business models could prove…

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP IS ‘OUT OF CONTRACT’ WITH YOUTUBE – SOURCES

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP IS ‘OUT OF CONTRACT’ WITH YOUTUBE – SOURCES Universal Music Group is locked in a chilly negotiation period with YouTube, as the major’s long-running licensing deal with Google’s platform switches to a rolling basis. MBW understands that UMG’s licensing agreement with YouTube expired earlier this year, and currently seems a fair way…

RIAA Says Streaming Will Now Count Toward Platinum and Gold Certifications

RIAA Says Streaming Will Now Count Toward Platinum and Gold Certifications Big news today coming out of the RIAA… The Recording Industry Association of America will now recognize streaming as counting toward its Gold and Platinum certifications. In light of the massive success of streaming over the past years, the RIAA has decided to look…

LAND OF THE FREE? 5 MYTHS ABOUT THE AMERICAN MUSIC MARKET.

LAND OF THE FREE? 5 MYTHS ABOUT THE AMERICAN MUSIC MARKET. OCTOBER 12, 2015       BY TIM INGHAM Take in an overview of recent recorded music sales figures out of the US, and you’ll struggle to find too much reason to smile. One recent headline revelation (literally, in MBW’s case) was that the retail…

Vinyl Sales Top Streaming Services in New Report

Vinyl Sales Top Streaming Services in New Report A new report from Josh Friedlander at the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) reveals that through mid-2015, vinyl sales are outperforming a number of streaming services. In fact, according to stats, vinyl sales have gone up 52% since the last report by the RIAA. They’ve surpassed YouTube…

STREAMING MUSIC SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE STARTING TO FLATLINE IN THE US…

STREAMING MUSIC SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE STARTING TO FLATLINE IN THE US… SEPTEMBER 21, 2015          BY TIM INGHAM The number of people paying for music subscription services in the US market is starting to flatline, according to new figures – even though the revenue they are generating continues to jump. According to RIAA…