Nearly a decade after selling its first digital song, Apple Inc.'s iTunes continued to dominate with a 63% unit share of the U.S. market for digital music downloads in the fourth quarter, according to estimates released Tuesday by the NPD Group Inc. Amazon.com's MP3 store remained No. 2 with 22% market share, NPD said.
Ash Pournouri, whose At Night Management company represents Avicii and Cazzette, has created PRMD Records, a dance label based in the heart of a raging hot Scandinavian electronic music scene. The label, pronounced, “pyramid,” launches today with two acts – Cazzette from Sweden and Morten Breum, an up-and-coming Danish DJ and producer.
Seeing potential in the sales of electronic music that can cross over into other genres, Island is reviving its storied 4th & B’way Records brand as a home for dance-inspired music -– starting with Cazzette, a Swedish electronic music group that four months ago released its debut album 'Eject' on Spotify. Originally established in 1984 as a label for hip hop artists, 4th & B'way distributed music from artists such as MARRS, Eric B and Rakim.
Four months ago, few had heard of Swedish EDM duo Cazzette.Today, the act, two DJs from a small coastal town on the outskirts of Gothenberg, Sweden, has crested not just one Billboard chart, but three--Dance Club Songs, Global Dance Songs and On-Demand Songs.