Tag: Major Labels

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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Is Spotify’s Acquisition of Gimlet (the ‘HBO for audio’) the Beginning of the Audio Influencer Boom?

Posted on 7th February, 2019 by Georgia Meyer in Acquisition, Anchor, App Spend, Audio Ad Engagement, Audio Influencer, Dpo, F1 Filing, Gimlet, Gimlet Media, HBO, Influencer Marketing, Instagram, Instagram Influencer, Licensing Deals, Major Labels, Monetisation, Monetisation Tool, Music Licensing, Niche Audiences, Podcast Listeners, Podcasts, Revenue, Revenue Mix, Serial, Serial Podcast, Sponsorship and Spotify

Following six days of speculation, Spotify announced yesterday that it is acquiring Gimlet Media (comprising Gimlet – the production house, and Anchor – the production, distribution and monetisation software tool), for…

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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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What Spotify Can Learn From The Roman Slave Trade

Posted on 13th October, 2017 by Mark Mulligan in Age Of Enlightenment, AWAL, Believe Digital, Economic Surplus, Full Stack, Full Stack Music Companies, Full Stack Music Company, Industrial Revolution, Kobalt, Major Labels, Music Streaming, Product Innovation, Renaissance, Roman Empire, Roman Slave Trade, Rome, Soundcloud, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Economics, Streaming Sustainability and Subscriptions

OK, you’re going to have to bear with me on this one, but let me take you back to 2nd century Rome… The Roman Empire was at the peak of its…

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The Three Eras Of Paid Streaming

Posted on 28th July, 2017 by Mark Mulligan in 3 Ages Of Streaming, 3 Eras Of Streaming, 3 Phases Of Streaming, AI, Alexa, Amazon, Amazon Echo, Financial Institutions, Funds, Hedge Funds, Investment, Major Labels, Paid Streaming, Record Labels, Sme, Sony, Sony Corporation, Sony Music, Spotify, Spotify Ipo, Streaming, Streaming Evolution, Streaming Market, Streaming Subscriptions, Subscriptions, The Three Eras Of Streaming, Universal, Universal Music, Vivendi and Voice

Streaming has driven such a revenue renaissance within the major record labels that the financial markets are now falling over themselves to work out where they can invest in the…

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