Drops below 10 per cent
Big content will have to find other reasons why its shallow, talentless music stars are not making them money, now that music piracy figures have dropped to a record low.
Gains control of EMI
Sony said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world's largest music publisher in an industry that has found new life on the back of streaming services.
Listening standards have slipped
Music outfit Tidal has only six months' worth of money left in a sign that punters are not interested in audiophile grade music.
Apparently the most popular music in the world is made by a male duck
Beancounters working for Nielsen have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that most Americans get their music streamed to them.
Reducing the lifespan of the drive
A new report has warned that Spotify could be borking the lifespan of your SSD.
YouTube is the devil claims Metallica's manager
Vevo might be the new MTV for millennials, who might not know MTV that played music a few decades ago. Vevo CEO Erik Huggers had an interview at a Hunter Walk blog talking about YouTube, subscription base and the future.
Waving a fist at YouTube Red
Vevo is completely ad supported, but according to Vevo's CEO Erik Huggers this is about to change as the outfit launches a video subscription service.
Getting into entertainment did not help that much
Logitech’s attempts to exit its iconic mice making business and get into something more musical did little for the company’s bottom line this year.
Beats Adele and Justin Bieber, not literally but tragically
David Bowie's video released just three days before his death has set an absolute record for the Vevo video streaming platform.
Industry's tallest tree cut down by a herring
The Apple Messiah Steve Jobs is responsible for the destruction of the music industry, so everytime you hear Justin Bieber or Taylor Swift or that god awful Adel it is apparently his fault, according to Pandora supremo Mike Herring.