Megaupload launched the Megabox music locker, Spotify’s Angela Watts shared her thoughts on digital music and Reuters reported a profit for the music industry in 2011.
Music News 2011
HITFIX looked back on 2011’s 10 most impactful music industry events, trends show big acts moving to smaller venues and the chief executive of Sony Music UK talked about the state of the music industry.
Megaupload sued Universal and Sony and Warner joined a lawsuit against Grooveshark. Also, the president of Global Digital at UMG talked about his visions for the future of the music industry.
Artists, songwriters, analysts and legal experts talked about the meaning of Hall of Fame Induction and copyright amendments to the music industry, and RightsFlow was acquired by Google to help with YouTube licensing.
Napster folds into Rhapsody, experts discuss whether or not the music industry will eventually be controlled by one major label and analysts and legislators discuss SOPA legislation.
New statistics show all artists must have a mobile marketing strategy, experts predict holiday music sales could put the music industry ahead in 2011 and The Speek enters the video space with archival footage of iconic musical performances.
Google Music finally launched, music industry experts predicted the sale of EMI could provide a boost the indie/DIY community and 200 record labels left Spotify.
The music industry attacked The Pirate Bay, analysts cited subscription services as a source of music business growth, Rihanna’s manager talked about the need for artists to be more active in the Digital Age and Google+ rolled out its business offering.
TuneCore launches a new royalties-collection service for songwriters, EMI helps launch a space for burgeoning music app developers and studies reveal that the music industry could play a significant part in overall economic recovery.
This past week, EMI prepared to be split in half, record labels focused on branded content, anti-piracy legislation went to the House and Coldplay took a stand against Spotify.