Mois : juillet 2016

The reason why the music industry is about to have a big turnaround, according to Wall Street analysts

Morgan Stanley thinks music streaming subscriptions are the real deal, and it’s predicting steady growth for the music industry on the backs of companies like Spotify and Apple Music.

« We estimate that industrywide subscription streaming spending grew nearly 50% in 2015 in the US, and has climbed to ~15% of industry recorded music revenue, » Morgan Stanley analysts Benjamin Swinburne and Ryan Fiftal wrote in a note on Monday. And this growth will be the savior of the music industry, which grew for ~2.5% in 2015, according to the analysts.

« We think that after years of stalled growth, the music industry has found its growth strategy — subscription on-demand, » the analysts say.


On restera prudent…diverses études ont montré leur difficulté à prévoir l’ampleur des phénomènes et aussi leur pertinence dans la durée.

Indie publishers up in arms over ‘unmitigated disaster’ of 100% licensing 

This time it’s independent publishers slamming their heads into desks in response to the DoJ’s decision – particularly, its insistence that ASCAP and BMI accept the principle of 100% licensing.

In practice, this 100% licensing edict will mean that if a licensee clears a track with one writer/publisher, it won’t need to bother doing so with his or her co-writers or co-publishers.

This ultimately gives tech companies – from vulnerable startups to invulnerable giants – the power to shop around a track’s multiple writers / rights-holders to try and get the cheapest deal.


Quick Take: Crowdmix Bites The Dust

Crowdmix convinced itself it could build an entire new social network around music. It couldn’t because of 3 reasons:

Music is fundamentally not important enough to enough people to build any sort of scale of social network around it
As Google learned the hard way, there is only room for one major scale social network
Social networks are yesterday’s technology. They are how Digital Immigrants and older Millennials interact digitally. Messaging apps have replaced social networks for Gen Z and younger millennials


Le journalisme de solutions, révolution culturelle de l’info

Montrer que changer le monde appartient au domaine du possible. Telle est la mission du « journalisme de solutions », appelé aussi « journalisme constructif » ou « journalisme d’impact », et auquel s’est converti début juin le Guardian en lançant sa rubrique « Half Full ». « Ce ne sont pas des ʺbonnes nouvellesʺ, mais un journalisme constructif, centré sur les solutions et les réponses, sans pour autant les approuver », explique le quotidien britannique.