What the Major Labels Made In 2018: Billboard Estimates Their Individual Revenues

Because the three majors report only their overall recorded-music revenue, there is much speculation about what their owned labels earn individually. In an effort to shed light on the subject, Billboard has estimated their 2018 U.S. revenue.

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Indie Labels Beat Sony, WMG For UK Market Share

Independent record labels grabbed more market share so far this year than major label groups Sony Music and Warner Music in the UK, according to new stats from the Official Charts Company.

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Universal is winning the race so far in 2019, up 2.3% year-on-year and the indie sector is second, up 0.4%. Both Sony and WMG are down in market share, 0.8% and 1.8% respectively.

How The 'Spotify Sound' Is Changing Music

Spotify has disrupted the music business in many, and amassed influence to the point where 'Spotify' is shorthand for streaming itself. If that's not enough change, the way in which Spotify and other streaming platforms pay artists has fundamentally altered how some musicians are structuring their songs.

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