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The music industry globally is set for major structural transformation, as the sales of music CDs continue to fall faster than the rate at which digital downloads are rising. The contracting recorded music industry will be forced to embrace radical changes in business models and practices.

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US Copyright Royalties Board preserves music revenues status quo till 2013

The US Copyright Royalty Board has published its ruling which effectively imposes a truce between the demands of songwriters, music labels and digital music services by keeping royalties on CDs, music downloads, online streaming services and ringtones broadly unchanged. The ruling gives none of... More »

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

MySpace Music launches but no serious challenge to Apple

MySpace has launched it music store at long last with all the major record labels on board but it will only be available in the US to start with. The focus of the store will be on full-length audio streaming, with music downloads provided by Amazon MP3, so the service is not really a direct... More »

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Apple's multi-prong strategy pays off

Apple's multi-prong strategy, hatched in the tough times from 2001 to 2003, is now paying off handsomely. In those difficult days when revenues stayed stubbornly flat, and margins hovered around zero, Apple re-invented its core Mac range of computers, and launched the iPod and iTunes to become a... More »

Monday, March 31, 2008

Recorded Music Industry declines despite the rise in Digital revenues

The Recorded Music industry is in decline despite the rise in Digital Revenues. Music publishing revenues have continued to grow slowly year on year, but recorded music revenues continue to fall as the rise in digital music fails to compensate for the fall in CD sales in all major markets. This... More »

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

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