Skylight Webzine
UK Recorded Music Sales Revenue Stabilise In 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 03 May 2010 19:58

A strong fourth quarter and increased digital income streams offset the reduced sales of physical formats as the UK recorded music market reported a modest 1.4% annual increase in total trade income for 2009 of £928.8m, BPI's annual survey of industry income revealed today.

Read more...
 
Global Recorded Music Market Down 7.2% PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 03 May 2010 09:25

Trade revenues for global recorded music market totaled $17.03 billion in 2009 according to the IFPI - a year-on-year decline of 7.2%.

The trade group's annual "Recording Industry in Numbers" shows that physical sales were down 12.7% on a global basis to $11.93 billion, but this was a smaller decline than the 15% slump in physical sales for 2008.

Almost 80% of the global fall was the result of market decline in the two largest music markets - the U.S. and Japan. Music sales in Japan were down 10.8% in 2009 to $4.05 billion, and the U.S. was down 10.7% to $4.63 billion.

Sales of recorded music were up in 13 markets, though. And six markets experienced what the IFPI calls the 'Holy Grail' - growth in digital sales that was strong enough to offset the physical decline. The six countries are: U.K., India, South Korea, Thailand, Mexico and Australia.

Read more...
 
Nomy: The Record Label's Worst Nightmare PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 20 March 2010 18:12

Website: http://www.nomy.nu
Music: http://www.nomy.nu/Nomy - World in fire.mp3
Nomy is the name of the Swedish artist who has singlehandedly taken his music from a little bedroom in Jφnkφping to the world stage via the Internet. His hit song “Cocaine” spread like wildfire and today is downloaded and streamed in Scandinavia, Europe and large parts of USA and Canada.

Read more...
 
Why Artists Should "Do a 180" on "360 Deals" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 21 April 2010 19:33


by Bob Donnelly, Esq.
Lommen Abdo Cole King & Stageberg

A new type of record label contract has come to be known as a "360 deal" (as in "360 degrees in a circle") since it seeks to make the label a participant in revenue streams from every quarter of an artist’s career. In his popular music industry blog, Bob Lefsetz wants to know why artists would consider such a contract. With typical humor, he writes: If you’re contemplating a major label deal and your success is not based on terrestrial radio play, and you don’t make pop music, YOU’RE A FUCKING IDIOT!… But where were the attorneys?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 19:41
Read more...
 
Sorry, There's No Silver Bullet Business Model For The Music Industry PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 20 March 2010 17:59

Forrester analyst Mark Mulligan believes that the problem for the recording industry is one of demographics. Mulligan uses the fact that the billionth application purchaser on iTunes, 13 year-old Connor Mulcahey, was much younger than the 10 billionth iTunes music purchaser, 71 year-old Louie Sulcer, to highlight the issue:

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 Next > End >>

Page 1035 of 1036

Suggested by SKYLIGHT

Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner

Radio Promotion

Banner