Are playlists the new albums? And what happens next in this increasingly important area of the music business? Ben Gilbert speaks to three influential figures to find out.
Ben Gilbert investigates the emerging Indian music market to find out why Spotify is so keen to place a stake in the ground.
After a humbling 2018, Mark Zuckerburg is reported to be pushing for a realignment of the embattled digital platform’s original intentions, as a social arena to bring people together rather than push them apart. One way of doing this is through music, as Ben Gilbert explains.
SiriusXM’s $3.5b acquisition of Pandora indicates a period of consolidation of resources and influence in the power struggle between big tech and the major labels. Ben Gilbert explores the ramifications of the deal and takes a look at how the near future could play out for the music industry.
The European Parliament’s decision to accept a raft of digital reforms could have widespread ramifications for the music business. Ben Gilbert investigates a significant story for artists, labels and copyright holders.
Content platform Twitch generates a huge amount of revenue, but despite music being used in most of its streams, the music industry doesn’t see a penny of it. Ben Gilbert investigates…
Ben Gilbert investigates the “embarrassing and uncomfortable” disparity in earnings between men and women working across the business, following recent revelations that Haim shared a festival bill with a male artist that was paid 10 times as much.
As the digital giant confirm a joint bid with their Google paymasters to become heavyweight contenders in the world of subscription streaming, Ben Gilbert takes a look at the headline features, potential disruptive power and reaction from an industry keen to bridge the infamous “value-gap”.