The RIAA has released its annual mid-year report and its shows a U.S. recorded music market in strong growth mode. Total revenue grew 18% to $5.4 billion in the first half of 2019.
RIAA reports +18&% growth in the first half of 2019.
Decca Records can boast a wonderful and eclectic back catalogue that includes The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Vera Lynn, George Formby, Luciano Pavarotti… and Winston Churchill. But the label has also been home to some terrific jazz in the past 90 years.
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Decca Records gave jazz artists Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong a global platform, and continues to shape jazz music in the 21st Century.
Overall, Sony's music operations generated $1.86 billion in sales during the company's first fiscal quarter.
Universal Music Group revenue rose 18.6% on a constant currency basis (or 24% an actual basis) in the first 6 months of 2019, with streaming revenue growing an even more robust 25.5% using the same metric.
Spotify’s ambitious expansion into artist distribution is now being abruptly shut down.
A billion dollars more than it was making four years ago…
Twenty years ago, the idea of free music was so compelling that up to 80m users downloaded Napster and broke the law. The aftershocks are still being felt today.