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First-half revenue from physical and digital music formats rose to a total value of €660 million ($881 million), up 1.5% compared to the first-half of 2012, according to the Assn. of the German Music Industry (BVMI). It’s the first uptick in the German recorded music market for more than 10 years.
The deal, which was signed jointly by peermusic’s Latin and pop departments encompasses all of Royce’s compositions moving forward, including his current single “Darte Un Beso,” which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart this month.
Digital download sales are likely to increase again in 2013. But by one measure, downloads actually peaked in 2011. Download sales accounted for 73% of digital revenues in 2011 and fell to 70% last year, according to annual shipments tracked by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In recent months, an extra chair has been added to OMD's table for OMD Sound, the Omnicom agency's new music intelligence unit and a first-of-its-kind investment group for the world's second-largest agency holding company.
Industry sources now suggest that her new single "Roar" could debut with between 525,000 and 550,000 downloads sold by the end of the tracking week on Aug. 18.
The surprise exit of Nathan Hubbard as Global President of Ticketmaster was made official on Friday, ushering in a new era for the world’s largest ticketing company and subsidiary of Live Nation Entertainment.
Amrit Singh and Sibley Scoles (also known as Sib Vicious) will be among the network's TV personalities, in addition to Singh's higher responsibility as the channel's music and culture editor.
The last 60 years have seen the music business -- the business of selling recorded sounds -- birthed, boomed, reset and inverted half a dozen times or more. Here, we combed through Billboard's publicly available archives for the coverage our 119-year-old magazine had around the introduction of the dominant formats of the 20th century.
The total is divided between Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.
Beats Electronics is searching for a new investor with a view to buying out HTC’s remaining stake in the company and expand its reach.
Musician Zoë Keating earned $808 from 201,412 Spotify streams of tracks from two of her older releases in the first half of 2013, according to figures published by the cellist as a Google Doc.
"My example is always Tune-Yards," says his partner, Travis Morrison. "She's the most interesting American musician working, and her website is like an image with links to her Facebook (FB) and Twitter accounts. Her front page should be the most interesting website in American music. It's not right."
A Supreme Court in Germany has confirmed that RapidShare has an obligation to actively police the Internet to thwart piracy. As a result the Swiss company has become the first cloud hosting provider required by law to monitor external websites for incoming links to infringing files.
Prince is often viewed as a purple clad sex dwarf, but - when he wants to - the synth-funk star can amuse us like no other.
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