Tag: Independent Labels

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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What Sony Music's Purchase Of Essential Music Says About The Future Of The Music Industry

Posted on 2nd March, 2016 by Mark Mulligan in AWAL, Blockchain, Consolidation, Cooking Vinyl, Ditto Music, Essential Music And Marketing, Independent Labels, Indies, Kobalt, Label Services, PledgeMusic and Sony Music

Independent label services company Essential Music & Marketing is no longer independent, having just been acquired by Sony Music and merged with Sony’s label services division Red to create a…

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