Experts talked about how music analytics are helping the music industry, the MPAA and RIAA sued Megaupload, and Wu Tang Clan’s recent album release strategy could teach a valuable lesson to other artists.
Tagged: music sales
Experts analyzed Nielsen Soundscan music sales numbers in 2013, a study showed UK-based artists could increase album sales significantly in the U.S., and an increased demand for high-tech devices will likely grow the Consumer Electronics industry this year.
A survey revealed growth in Christmas music sales, Forbes revealed stellar music marketing tactics in 2013, and Facebook tested new auto-play video ads.
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.
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.
Pandora won a music licensing lawsuit involving ASCAP, a white paper revealed the $20-billion value of the EDM industry, and Daft Punk helped the French music industry earn its first positive sales results in a decade.
Television awards shows have contributed to rising record sales, Spotify app creators incorporated activity-based playlists to boost music discovery, and Quincy Jones talked about great musicians and adapting to the new music industry.
Record Store Day sparked a vinyl sales boom, a judge ruled that the Millennium Copyright Act does not fully protect online music services, and author/entrepreneur Rob Reid said he will give a talk on copyright law to celebrate the release of his novel Year Zero in paperback.
Global music sales were up in 2012, digital piracy rates dropped significantly last year, and Google began to talk about licensing with major record labels in preparation for launching a new streaming music service.
Nielsen released the 2012 Music Industry Report, experts speculated Twitter going public in 2014, and Irving Azoff talked candidly about his surprising departure from Live Nation.