L’Europe s’engage en faveur de la musique 

La Commission européenne a publié 4 appels à propositions dans le cadre de son initiative Music Moves Europe en faveur du secteur européen de la musique. Cette initiative et ces appels ont pour objectif de soutenir des projets pilotes innovants, comme de participer à la préfiguration de ce que pourrait être un soutien européen au secteur de la musique dans le prochain programme Europe Créative.

France Musique lance francemusique.com en anglais

Ces dernières années, France Musique s’est imposé comme le média francophone de référence de al musique classique avec 1 site, 1 application mobile, 7 webradios et, depuis le mois de décembre 2017, un catalogue de plus de 1 600 concerts en ligne. Ce nouveau site lancé ce matin propose, en anglais (voir ICI), des contenus éducatifs (Pratical Knowledge), de culture générale (Musical Knowledge), des contenus ludiques et une rubrique « Live Concerts » qui offre un catalogue de concerts gratuits et non géolocalisés en audio et vidéo.

Facebook Aims To Bring The Fun Back Into Music

Facebook has announced its long mooted move into music. As widely anticipated the service offering focuses on using music to add context to social experiences. The official blog outlines two key use cases:Adding music to videosDoing live stream lip syncs in Facebook Live videosFor now the roll out is limited, which will give Facebook the opportunity to hone the service and learn from the behaviour of a relatively narrow user group.

DoubleClick Bid Manager opens up digital audio ad buying globally

As investment in digital audio advertising continues to grow: Google’s DoubleClick Bid Manager is rolling out support globally for buying audio ads programmatically across a handful of streaming services. The company announced Wednesday that advertisers can now buy ad inventory programmatically from Google Play Music, Spotify, SoundCloud and TuneIn, and soon Pandora.

France – La diversité musicale dans le paysage audiovisuel 

Ce neuvième rapport annuel fait état de peu d’évolution des taux de musique, d’une progression de la diffusion sur le panel, notamment sur l’univers de la vidéomusique (+1,7%) qui ne saurait toutefois masquer un recul de la diversité, tant en nombre de clips diffusés (-13,5%) que d’artistes exposés (-4,1%), constat qui s’accentue sur le câble-satellite.Sur les chaînes numériques hertziennes et pour un volume d’heures de diffusions musicales en hausse (+2,4%), seule la diffusion de concerts progresse (+6%), au détriment du live plateau (-11,5%) pour un nombre moindre de programmes (-9,2%) comme d’artistes exposé

Digital Music Distribution To China

Musicinfo has launched their new distribution services to China. Now musicians can distribute their music to more than 20 of China’s largest streaming services such as QQ music, Kugou, Kuwo, NetEase, Baidu music and more. With a combined audience of over 720 million listeners, Musicinfo opens an enormous market for musicians from around the globe to share their music. This is a virtually untapped market as western music and video services such as Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud and YouTube are not available. Musicinfo brings an exceptional opportunity for musicians to gain the adoration of a massive new fan base.  For only a reasonable service fee, based on the quantity of music you would like to share, Musicinfo’s customers will collect 100% of the accumulated net royalties.

Younk : The world’s first community music label on blockchain

(attention : lire attentivement le White paper afin d’avoir tous les détails)
 
In 2018, it’s much easier for up-and-coming creative artists to find their way to their audience with zero promotion budget and not being contracted with monopoly labels. Along with streaming services and indie labels, a completely new phenomenon is being introduced into the music industry: a community label named Younk.
It serves as promotional leverage for musicians enabling them to: keep control over production and sales; have direct access to listeners’ and experts’ feedback; own their creative product; protect authors’ rights.
As is clear from its definition – community label – the project aims to provide the advantages of collective ownership of musical products with no central distributor. The lion’s share of the profits from a skyrocketing track goes to the community and the artist, not the label. If now up to 83% of total revenue goes to big labels, and the musician has nothing more than 13% to gain, then in the case of the community label, the musician’s share almost doubles, and 55% of the total revenue goes to users who invest in the track.