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global music funding trends

Global funding trends for popular music – exclusive Sound Diplomacy white paper

How is popular music funded across the globe? Discover the latest trends pre-Midem, with Sound Diplomacy!

US music copyright law

Dina LaPolt: Why music copyright law is at a turning point in the US

Here's everything you need to know about music copyright in the US ahead of Midem, according to leading US music lawyer LaPolt

Sam Lee Deezer

Interview with Sam Lee: “We’ve built up a strong editorial voice for Deezer”

How important are playlists for driving listening to streaming platforms? Deezer's editor gives us some insight

CISAC royalties report

Music repertoire accounts for the majority of royalty collections – CISAC Report

What is the future of music royalties? CISAC's exclusive report will give you some hints

Delphine Ferré, Deezer

Interview with Delphine Ferré: Labels should “think of Deezer first when launching new artists”

With Pepsi, Deezer is a partner of the new Midem Artist Accelerator. Here's why!

music trends blurred lines

News Review: Blurred lines: 2015’s top music trend?

Forget Robin Thicke's 2013 hit! Next year will definitively prove that in music, traditional boundaries no longer apply

Phantom of the Paradise Midem music industry

News Review: Where is music’s relationship with technology headed?

Music and tech? It's complicated... but full of promise! Our latest industry news digest reveals how...

Tomorrow's Modern Boxes BitTorrent

News Review: Thom Yorke strikes back, Apple strikes out

BitTorrent, U2, streaming and... virtual reality Coldplay all feature in our latest music industry digest. Enjoy!

On Soundcloud

News Review: The long, hard road to music monetisation

Streams are up, downloads are down... so where does this leave the music industry? And how can technology help?

Alison Lamb music identification

Alison Lamb: Why music identification could make the difference for the musicbiz

SO Recordings' product manager explains how Shazam and other identification tools have come to play a crucial part in the music industry