Tag: Warner Music

2018 Global Label Market Share: Stream Engine

Posted on 13th March, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Artists Direct, DIY, Diy Artists, Global Music Market Share, Global Music Revenues, Independent Record Labels, Indie Labels, Indie Market Share, Major Labels, Major Record Labels, Music Revenues, Record Labels, Sony Music, Streaming Revenue 2018, Universal Music and Warner Music

Recorded music revenues grew in 2018 for the fourth consecutive year, reaching $18.8 billion, up $2.2 billion from 2017. Streaming was the engine room of growth, up 30% year on…

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Just Who Would Buy Universal Music?

Posted on 14th January, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Access Industries, Artists Direct, Bolloré Group, Deezer, First Access Entertainment, Formula 1 Racing, Institutional Investors, Liberty Media, Live Nation, Major Label Market Shares, MLB, Pandora, Perform, Private Equity, Record Label Market Shares, Saavn, SiriusXM, Sme, Sony Music, The Atlanta Braves, UMG, Umg Market Share, Universal Market Share, Universal Music, Universal Music Investment, Universal Music Sale, Vincent Bolloré, Vivendi, Warner Music, WMG and Yannick Bolloré

Vivendi continues to look for a buyer for a portion of Universal Music. Though the process has been running officially since May 2018, the transaction (or transactions) may not close…

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Could Spotify Buy Universal? 

Posted on 11th May, 2018 by Mark Mulligan in Alphabet, Amazon, AOL, Apple, Chance The Rapper, Emi, Facebook, Frank Ocean, Google, Man In The High Castle, Manchester By The Sea, Netflix, Originals, Seagram, Sony Music, Thorn Electronics, UMG, UMG IPO, Universal Ipo, Universal Music, Universal Music Group Ipo, Vincent Bolloré, Vivendi and Warner Music

Vivendi is reported to be proposing to its board a plan for spinning out Universal Music. It is certainly the right time for a spin off (always sell before the peak),…

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Announcing MIDiA’s State Of The Streaming Nation 2 Report

Posted on 5th June, 2017 by Mark Mulligan in 7Digital, Alibaba, Amazon, Anghami, Apple, Apple Music, Cdiscount, Cstream, CÜR Media, Deezer, Echo, Google, Google Play Music All Acccess, Hitster, IFPI, KKBOX, KuGou, Kuwo, MelOn, Merlin, Midia Streaming, Mixcloud, MTV Trax, Napster, Pandora, QQ Music, Radionomy, Saavn, Slacker, So Music, Société Générale, Sony Music, Soundcloud, State Of The Streaming Nation, State Of The Streaming Nation 2, Streaming, Streaming Forecasts, Streaming Market Share, Streaming Market Value, Streaming Music Market, Streaming Numbers, Streaming Users, Subscribers, Tencent, The Echo Nest, Tidal, TIM Music, Universal Music, Vevo, Vivo Musica, Warner Music, Worldwide Independent Network and Youtube

2016 was the year that streaming turned the recorded music business into a good news story, with revenue growth so strong that it drove nearly a billion dollars of total…

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Watch Out Access, Liberty Media Is Building A Full Stack Music Company

Posted on 7th September, 2016 by Mark Mulligan in Access Industries, BMG, Deezer, Liberty Global, Liberty Media, Live Nation, Mtv, Next Big Sound, Pandora, Rdio, Saavn, Sirius XM, Songkick, Sony Music, Ticket Fly, UMG, Universal Music, Warner Music and WMG

Access Industries’ full stack music company has, ahem, company: Liberty Media. With a combined market market cap of $37 billion, John Malone’s Liberty group of companies is by anyone’s standards…

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Full Stack Or Media-Tech Conglomerate? Just What Kind Of Empire Is Access Industries Building?

Posted on 21st January, 2016 by Mark Mulligan in Access Industries, AOL Time Warner, Bertelsmann, Crowdsurge, Deezer, Ian Hogarth, Kakao Corp, Len Blavatnik, Major Labels, Media Companies, MelOn, Orange, Pandora, Rdio, Record Labels, Songkick, Vivendi Universal and Warner Music

Deezer announced yesterday that it had closed a further €100 million investment round led by existing investors Access Industries and French telco Orange. There is no doubt Deezer needs the…

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