Tag: Sony Music

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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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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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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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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What Sony Music's Purchase Of Essential Music Says About The Future Of The Music Industry

Posted on 2nd March, 2016 by Mark Mulligan in AWAL, Blockchain, Consolidation, Cooking Vinyl, Ditto Music, Essential Music And Marketing, Independent Labels, Indies, Kobalt, Label Services, PledgeMusic and Sony Music

Independent label services company Essential Music & Marketing is no longer independent, having just been acquired by Sony Music and merged with Sony’s label services division Red to create a…

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