Tag: Record 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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Kobalt is a Major Label Waiting to Happen

Posted on 6th March, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Artist Contracts, Artists, AWAL, BMG, BMG Rights Management, Hitco, Kobalt, Label Services, Labels, Lauv, Next Generation Labels, Next Generation Majors, Record Label Contracts, Record Label Disruption, Record Labels, Streaming and United Masters

Disclaimer: Kobalt is a label, a publisher, as well as a Performing Rights Organisation (PRO). This post focuses on its label business, but does not presume to overlook its other…

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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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How Streaming is Changing the Shape of Music [Part I]

Posted on 6th September, 2018 by Mark Mulligan in A+R Strategy, Artists, Audience Fragmentation, Buzz Feed, Catalogue, How Streaming Is Changing Music, Labels, Record Labels, Song Writers, Song Writing, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Changes, Value Chain Tensions and Value Chains

[This is the first of two thought pieces on how streaming is reshaping music from creation to consumption]  The streaming era has arrived in the music business, but the music…

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