Tag: Universal Music Group

Taylor Swift, Label Services and What Comes Next

Posted on 22nd November, 2018 by Mark Mulligan in #MERKY, ADA, Billy Bragg, Cooking Vinyl, Janet Jackson, Label Services, Label Services Deals, Major Labels, Majors, Martin Goldschmidt, Nick Cave, Pete Jenner, Record Labels, Rick Astley, Stormzy, Taylor Swift, UMG, Universal Music, Universal Music Group, Vivendi, Warner Music Group and WMG

Taylor Swift has done it again, striking a deal with UMG that includes a commitment from the world’s largest label group to share proceeds from Spotify stock saleswith artists, even…

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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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