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Pour commencer l'année 2022, nous avons repéré plusieurs sujets d'intérêt pour notre industrie, tant en matière de rétrospectives sur 2021 que sur de nouveaux enjeux à suveiller.

Entre autres:


Pratiques industrielles et artistiques

Tik Tok : comment les réseaux sociaux façonnent nos goûts musicaux ?

Désormais, la musique, les jeunes la découvrent via les réseaux sociaux et les plateformes de streaming, c'est à dire d'écoute en ligne. Ainsi l'application chinoise Tik Tok et son milliard d'utilisateurs actifs mensuels, avec son format de courtes vidéos, est en train de devenir pour les moins de 25 ans du monde entier la première source de découvertes musicales.

Lire sur France Inter

Cost per hit versus catalog

So if hits come from star influencers, where does this leave other new music? What is the cost per hit and is that worth it?

The simple answer, according to BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch is that the cost of creating a hit is too high.

Lire sur Music X

À lire aussi

  • NBA YoungBoy and the Music Industry’s Unseen Stars | The New Yorker
  • The music industry is embracing Roblox despite alleged questionable practices | Hypebot
  • Short Videos Will Reinvent The OTT & Music Streaming | Outlook India
  • Designing better music listening experiences through transparent AI | Malmö University
  • Breaking Down Relationship Between Tastemakers and Discovery Channels | Rolling Stone
  • Unlabelled: Do you really need a record label to succeed in 2022? | MusicTech
  • Do NFTs matter for classical music? | VAN Magazine
  • How Black-led music organisations are creating opportunities for emerging talent |
  • How relevant are awards in the age of Spotify Wrapped? | Midia Research
  • AI in music is here to stay. What does that mean for human songwriters? | Read Write
  • L'industrie musicale veut réduire ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre | Rolling Stone
  • How publishers experimented with NFTs in 2021 | Digiday
  • How a data-centric approach helps increase audience engagement | WAN-IFRA
  • The Creepy TikTok Algorithm Doesn’t Know You | WIRED

Consommation médiatique et de biens culturels

Is Old Music Killing New Music?

According to MRC Data, old songs now represent 70% of the US music market.
Those who make a living from new music—especially that endangered species known as the working musician—have to look on these figures with fear and trembling.

Lire sur The Honest Broker

La vente de CD en hausse pour la première fois en 17 ans - Rolling Stone

En fin d’année 2021, une pluie de rapports sur l’état de l’industrie musicale ont été publiés par les organismes compétents, dont un sur la vente de disques, le CD tout particulièrement (le vinyle également).

Lire sur Rolling Stone

À lire aussi

  • Music industry seeks more subscription growth in China | Music Ally
  • Indie Music Venues Grapple With 50% No-Show Rate In the United States | Digital Music News
  • YouTube Music emerges as leading streaming platform in Korea | Korea Times
  • La production musicale Française toujours plébiscitée | SNEP
  • Indie music retailers report 23% growth across all formats (including CDs) | Hypebot
  • US Morgan Stanley research compares radio and music streaming audiences | Radioday
  • Spotify: « les utilisateurs reprennent le pouvoir sur ce qu’ils veulent écouter » | Moustique
  • YouTube : les vidéos les plus vues de tous les temps | Blogue du modérateur

Politiques publiques

Covid-19: Irish government to pay 'basic income' to 2,000 artists

Approximately 2,000 artists, actors, musicians and other performers are set to be paid a basic income by the Irish government for three years.

Lire sur la BBC

YouTube invites MPs, senators for pre-broadcasting-bill chat

Rodriguez ‘ office confirmed that the minister’s office has met multiple times with YouTube representatives and that his office “has been invited to attend” Thursday’s session.

His spokesperson Laurie Scaffidi told iPolitics on Tuesday that those meetings are part of several meetings with stakeholders with an interest in an updated Broadcasting Act.

Lire sur I Politics

À lire aussi

  • La folle croissance de ByteDance a ralenti en 2021 | Le Figaro
  • Covid-19 : les syndicats du spectacle "soulagés" mais "cela va prendre des semaines avant que le public revienne" dans les salles de concerts | France Info
  • New Bill to regulate broadcasters and online streaming services | Irish Times


Music catalogs are fetching huge deals. Are they overvalued?

Music assets are selling for unusually high valuations. During the last 25 years, songwriting catalogs generally sold for about eight to 12 times the “net publisher’s share,” or the amount of revenue the songs generated minus the royalties paid out to the performers and songwriters. Today, valuations are hitting 25 to 30 times the publisher’s share, according to industry experts and executives. That has led some insiders to suggest that investors are overpaying.

Lire sur le LA Times

Major label revenue surged in 2021, but what does that mean?

By way of comparison, 2020 growth was 6%, and 2019 was 10%. To put it another way, major label revenue increased by $787 million in 2020, and in 2021 it was up by $4.4 billion. 2021 was a red-letter year for the major labels, but was it a one-off or an industry pivot point?

Lire sur Midia Research

À lire aussi

  • Spotify is still king of global streaming subscription - but it’s losing market share | Music Business Worldwide
  • The future of music distribution: emerging markets, social and more | Music Ally
  • 3 semaines de restrictions, des années de répercussion | Petit Bulletin SAINT-ETIENNE
  • Music subscriber market shares Q2 2021 | Midia Research
  • Streaming music report sheds light on battle between Spotify, Amazon, Apple, and Google | 
    The Verge
  • Pimco, one of the world’s biggest investment firms, turns its attention to music rights - Music Business Worldwide
  • BMG Production Music partners with Ah2 Music | Complete Music Update
  • WMG buys majority stake in African distributor Africori | Music Ally
  • At least $5 billion was spent on music rights acquisitions in 2021. Could 2022 be even bigger? | Music Business Worldwide
  • Streaming and vinyl help music industry to increase share of entertainment revenues in 2021 | Complete Music Update

Actualités techno

Innovations That Shaped the Music Industry in 2021

Just a few of the examples of the innovative products and experiences that were introduced this year by Amazon, Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify and YouTube.

Lire sur Digital Media Association