Data showed streaming music services are changing fans’ listening behavior, Iron Maiden’s touring patterns suggested illegal file sharing might be beneficial to artists, and top music executives made predictions about big music industry issues in 2014.
Music News 2013
A survey revealed growth in Christmas music sales, Forbes revealed stellar music marketing tactics in 2013, and Facebook tested new auto-play video ads.
Billboard honored female executives for their commitment to the creative community, Martin Atkins announced free workshops for indie musicians, and experts talked about how residency deals are contributing to a booming live music market.
Spotify published the specifics of its revenue model, 30 Seconds to Mars taught musicians about making it in the music business through a documentary, and indie artists talked about how crowdfunding is shaping their careers.
The Internet Radio Fairness Act, Building a YouTube Network and Deluxe Reissues News December 1, 2013
Pandora abandoned its fight for the Internet Radio Fairness Act, an INDMUSIC co-founder talked about building up the largest YouTube Network, and The Guardian explored how box sets from bands of all sizes impact record sales.
A technology website analyzed the real impact of online music on artists, a new study revealed the value of Detroit’s music industry, and U.S. copyright industries contributed $1 trillion to the U.S. GDP in 2012.
The UK music industry revealed it might block Grooveshark, industry leaders talked about digital marketing at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Conference, and Fast Company outlined how music is impacting the technology sector.
Music business analysts talked about why small tech startups could revive the music industry, The Grammys announced opportunities for aspiring artists, and commercial brand sponsorship improved revenue in the UK music business.
A technology expert analyzed how “big data” is changing royalty collection, record labels in the UK blocked 21 file-sharing websites, and hip-hop artist Talib Kweli launched his own Internet radio station.
Digital downloads have dipped in 2013, Twitter revealed the end of Twitter #Music, and the music industry under-performed on the stock market in comparison to all 10 media and entertainment sectors.