The MIDiA Blog: The Definitive Take On Digital Content

Global Recorded Music Revenues Grew By $1.4 Billion in 2017

Posted on 19th April, 2018 by Mark Mulligan in Bandcamp, Believe Digital, CD Baby, Global Music Revenues, Independent Labels, Indies, Major Labels, Music Market Shares, Music Revenue Growth, Music Revenues, Record Label Market Shares, Record Label Revenues, Recorded Music, Sony Music, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Music, Tunecore, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group

2017 was a stellar year for the recorded music business. Global recorded music revenues reached $17.4 billion in 2017 in trade values, up from $16 billion in 2016, an annual…

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Free Report: Digital Music Is Streaming Forward

Posted on 16th April, 2018 by Dara Jegede in Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, Bodak Yellow, Digital Music, Digital Music Revenue, DiMA, Google, Microsoft, Music Piracy, Napster, Pandora, Playlist, Playlisting, Spotify, Streaming and Youtube

MIDiA is proud to partner with DiMA on its inaugural Streaming Forward Report. Digital distribution, and streaming in particular, has been transforming music business in recent years. Although digital business models…

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‘Nice for What?’ and the Slow Death of the Album

Posted on 10th April, 2018 by Zach Fuller in Apple Music, Beggars Banquet, Death Of The Album, Drake, Independent Label, Island Records, Lp, Major Label, Music Business Models, Music Industry, Nice For What, Playlisting, Spotify, Streaming, Warp Records and Xl Recordings

I write this week’s blog conflicted between the music fan who grew up on the album and the MIDiA analyst looking at the numbers (an eternal struggle). Alongside the feature-length…

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