Consumers in Canada are spending more on telecommunications and mobile Internet access is climbing, but data costs remain a hindrance to widespread adoption of fee-based music streaming services for the Boomerang generation who favour smartphones for social interaction via Facebook and texting.
The way you listen to music on your smartphone is becoming a prickly issue with some of the country's wireless carriers; after all, data usage is a big profit centre for the carriers.
The UK chapter of Music Managers Forum has published a report that simplifies the complex web of digital music streams and has made it available online for free.
Hundreds of billions of streams could add up to a sizeable chunk of income for artists — or they could add up to very little, as is the case for a number of acts who have spoken out about the disparity between what the labels take in and what they pay out.
The money in the music business is being winnowed down to the one-percentile, but what else is new? Times change, get on board or get out of the way...
The CRTC has given the green-light to Stingray Music's licence renewal. With it there is a commitment to fund a galaxy of Canadian music initiatives.
It's a milestone in the newspaper industry: One million people now pay for the digital-only edition of The New York Times.
A New York federal judge on Wednesday refused to lower the royalty rate he previously ordered Pandora Media Inc. to pay Broadcast Music Inc.
YouTube is now bigger than any individual US cable network for the key demographic of 18-49 year olds.
The Montreal-based company recently concluded an IPO that netted $94.8 million. The service has approximately 110 million household subscribers around the world.
Pandora has acquired music industry analytics firm Next Big Sound. NBS gathers data from social media, sales, and streaming to help artists understand how social media, marketing, and promotional events affect revenue.