Posts Categorized: Industry Trends

Spotify Wants To Make You Weep (For Music)


We all know Spotify. Some of us have used it since the launch in 2008, while others in Australia and Germany are still in their first year of streamin’ it up; or perhaps you know it for its long-standing residency in the Long Tail of Music discussion. Whatever your knowledge of Spotify, it’s not because you’ve… Read more »

Keep an Ear Out for Earbits


According to the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) Digital Music Report 2013, the music industry’s global revenues increased by 0.3 percent in 2012. Though this may seem negligible, this was the first time that the industry’s global revenues increased since over a decade ago in 1999. A major contributor to this growth is said… Read more »

Celebrate The Indies This April 20


Record Store Day 2013 is quickly approaching. Originally started in 2007, RSD has not only become one of the most important days in the year for physical retail, but it also gives us a chance to reflect upon and celebrate the joy of the indie record store. Growing up in Suburbia, USA, I had little concept… Read more »

Beatport Beats to the Tune of SFX Entertainment


SFX Entertainment have purchased Beatport, confirming rumours that have been flying around the internet for a while. The man behind SFX Entertainment, Robert F. X. Sillerman, has purchased the digital music retailer as part of a plan to build a Dance music empire estimated to be worth a cool $1 billion. SFX Entertainment have already invested in… Read more »