Advertisement
All Music Entertainment
What's Your Flavor? Choose a tab
You are viewing all articles posted under: Industry News
Music

Report: Music Sales Suffer Dramatic Decline / Streaming Up 60% In 2016

2016 Sees Sales Reach Historic Lows

streaming rihanna thatgrapejuice sales nielsen

If music industry analysts were hoping the successful releases of Rihanna, Drake, Kanye West, and Beyonce would be enough to save 2016 from the sales woes of 2015 (read more here), their hope was misguided.

As detailed by the mid-year Nielsen report created to reflect American music consumption trends, 2016 is off to a much worse start than last year.  In fact, compared to this time last year, traditional sales are seeing a steady decline with physical numbers down 14% while digital numbers are down a whopping 18%.

However, not all is lost. For, as the releases of Drizzy, Rih, and West have proven, streaming is not the wave of the future, but it is the wave of the now (read more here).  Helping boost total music consumption upward (sales plus streaming), tuck in below to get the positive stats on streaming year to date (tracking ended June 30):

(more…)

Read This Story
66 Comments
Music

Live Stream: ‘Red Bull Culture Clash 2016 (Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Spice)’

spice-that-grape-juice-2016-1901010110

Airing live from London’s 02 Arena is the ‘Red Bull Culture Clash’, the annual event which sees rival rap crews battle to secure its coveted crown.

This year, Wiz Khalifa and his Taylor Gang take on the U.K.’s Eskimo Dance, UKG All Stars and Mixpak fronted by the Dancehall superstar Spice (pictured above.)

Ready to get in on the action?

Press play to stream it live below…

(more…)

Read This Story
1 Comment
Music

Surprise! New Victoria Beckham R&B Album Surfaces Online

Victoria-Beckam-that-grape-juice-2016-10191010

In 2003, Victoria Beckham was keen to turn her Spice Girls water into solo wine by way of a career in Urban music.

Enlisting the help of Damon Dash, the entrepreneur recorded an album she hoped would see her thrive in an arena dominated by Ashanti and Jennifer Lopez at the time.

It never saw the light of day…until now.

(more…)

Read This Story
26 Comments
Music

VH1’s ‘Hip Hop Honors’ To Celebrate The First Ladies of Hip Hop

Nicki-Minaj-that-grape-juice-2016-19101010101100000

VH1’s ‘Hip Hop Honors’ is to celebrate the lives and legacies of Hip Hop’s leading ladies.

Details below…

(more…)

Read This Story
70 Comments
Music

Winners List: Billboard Music Awards 2016 [Full] [#BBMAs]

bb-2016

The Billboard Music Awards 2016 certainly provided many a notable moment courtesy of the host of music stars who took to the stage.

Now, following show-stopping performances from the likes of Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Madonna, Pink, Fifth Harmony and more, see who walked away with the show’s biggest star – its coveted trophies!

A full winners’ list awaits below…

(more…)

Read This Story
51 Comments
Music

New Video: Soundz – ‘Missing Heart’

Soundz-that-grape-juice-2016-101010

When he isn’t building hits for Beyonce, Usher & Justin Bieber, Soundz can be found flowering the promising pot that is his solo career.

Last year brought with it the release of his ‘Slow Ain’t Dead’ musical offering and today has delivered the visual for one of its supporting efforts.

Its name? ‘Missing Heart.’

Press play to peep the Quentin Miller-backed effort after the jump…

(more…)

Read This Story
1 Comment
Music

MTV Announces Major Music Rebranding / Re-Boots ‘Unplugged’ & Announces TRL-Flavored ‘Wonderland’

mtv-logo-2016

For years, the “M” in MTV proudly and powerfully represented “music.”

A potent pioneer in shaping the music industry as it’s come to be, the cable network birthed and popularised the music video format. More broadly, it ushered in what many christened the “MTV Generation.”

In recent years the channel has been dealt a number of devastating blows – some of which were self-inflicted.

Indeed, the endless influx of inane reality shows (with no focus on music) paired with the rapid rise of online music consumption cast a bleak outlook on the network’s future.

Now under new leadership, MTV has today revealed a major image overhaul designed to re-affix their focus on music.

Exciting details on their colossal comeback campaign below…

(more…)

Read This Story
15 Comments
eXTReMe Tracker