Tag: Record Labels

Music Sync: A Market Ripe for Change

Posted on 3rd May, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Florence And The Machine, Game Of Thrones, Music Publishers, Music Sync, Music Sync Market, Music Sync Revenues, Music Sync Tech, Music Synchronization, Music Synchronization Market, Music Synchronization Tech, Record Labels and Sync

Florence and the Machine’s performance of Jenny of Oldstones, which appeared over the closing credits of the April 21st HBO’s Game Of Thrones episode, has registered the most Shazams in 24 hours ever.The…

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10 Trends That Will Reshape the Music Industry

Posted on 3rd April, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in 23 Capital, Albums, Amazon, Amuse, Apple, CDBaby, China, Emerging Markets, India, Laas, Labels As A Services, Latin America, Music Business, Music Business Trends, Music Industry, Netflix, Playlists, Podcasts, Post-album Economics, Radio, Record Labels, Social Music, Splice, Spotify, Streaming Pricing, Tech Major Bundles and Tech Majors

The IFPI has reported that global recorded music revenues have hit $19.1 billion, which means that MIDiA’s own estimates published in March were within 1.6% of the actual results. This revenue growth story is strong…

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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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