X5 Music

  1. Business Matters: Why Are Track Sales Down in 2013?

    April 23, 2013 11:47 AM EDT U.S. track sales are down 2% through April 14th, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while digital album sales are up 9%. A deficit in the digital marketplace is unusual. Although tracks were in negative territory through part of 2010 -- they finis ...

  2. Business Matters: Subscription Services Gone Global

    March 29, 2012 9:01 PM EDT Subscription Services Gone Global -- The days of the single-market subscription service are over and the land grab is upon us. From Spotify to Deezer, companies are looking for growth well beyond their countries of origin. Operating in more countr ...

  3. Business Matters: Rdio Gets More Indie; X5 Music To U.S.; Movie-Sharing Lawsuits; Nashville's New Amphitheater

    January 07, 2011 12:00 AM EST RDIO To Get More Indie With Merlin Licensing Deal -- Rdio's music catalog will be more complete after its new deal with indie label licensing agency Merlin . The deal will add the catalogs of such bands as Arcade Fire, The xx, Vampire Weekend ...

  4. Labels, Aggregators Back PlayNow

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile music is making a big noise at the MIDEM conference in Cannes this week. Device manufacturer Sony Ericsson so far has made the biggest splash with a major expansion of its PlayNow initiative to include more than 5 million tracks. The increa ...