Industry News Recap: YouTube Spars With IFPI Over $1B Royalties, Sony Unifying Arms, Pandora goes Premium

YouTube Reports $1 Billion Paid to Recording Industry Through Advertising This Year Story of the Week After a year of sustained and withering criticism from the recorded music industry — and one day after Lyor Cohen began as its global head of music — YouTube has announced a topline stat intended as a strong defense… Continue reading Industry News Recap: YouTube Spars With IFPI Over $1B Royalties, Sony Unifying Arms, Pandora goes Premium

Recap: IFPI 2016 Global Music Report, Soundcloud Hits Europe, Facebook Tackles ‘Freebooting’

Story of the Week IFPI 2016 Global Music Report: Digital Revenues Surpass Physical for the First Time The global recorded music business reached an important tipping point in 2015: Digital services now account for 45 percent of recorded music revenue and outstripped physical revenue for the first time, according to numbers released Wednesday by the… Continue reading Recap: IFPI 2016 Global Music Report, Soundcloud Hits Europe, Facebook Tackles ‘Freebooting’

Global Record Release Day Changes To Friday

After many long discussions from industry groups worldwide, in February the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announced it would be adopting a global album release date. According to the IFPI, Friday (not Tuesday, as it is in the U.S.) is the day most global music fans want to receive their new music. “Their… Continue reading Global Record Release Day Changes To Friday