Electronic music industry grows to $7.1bn, says IMS
Original article from: http://www.m-magazine.co.uk/news/electronic-music-industry-grows-7-1bn-says-ims/
The global electronic music industry is now worth $7.1 billion (£4.8bn), 60 percent more than three years ago, a new report has revealed.
The statistics were announced as part of the IMS Business Report 2016, presented at the IMS Summit in Ibiza.
According to the report, industry growth has ‘slowed significantly’ during the course of the past year to 3.5 percent. However, the outlook is still positive, due to three factors identified by the findings.
They are the adoption of music streaming, the expansion of electronic music festivals and clubs into new sectors in South America and China with evidence supporting the maturity of the American dance music market.
In the UK, the streaming of electronic music grew at a faster rate than any other genre during 2015.
Dance music buyers twice as likely to subscribe to music streaming service than other genre fans. House and garage are most popular dance sub-genres in terms of single sales, accounting for almost half.
Overall electronic artists dominated Spotify in 2015 with Lean On (ft. MØ and DJ Snake) by Major Lazer now reaching 540m streams, making it the most streamed of all time.
Visit the IMS website to read the full report.
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John Leckie to head up the Art of Making Records
Original article from: http://www.m-magazine.co.uk/creators/john-leckie-head-art-making-records/
The Music Producers Guild will host The Art of Making Records, a panel session at this year’s XpoNorth, an music and arts conference in Inverness.
Taking place on the second day of the event on 9 June, The Art of Making Records, the panel will explore the creativity and skill that goes into making a record.
The free panel will see producer and MPG Award winner John Leckie (Radiohead, The Coral, Muse), Cam Blackwood (George Ezra, London Grammar, Florence and the Machine) and Dave Bascombe (Tears For Fears, Echo and the Bunnymen, Peter Gabriel) all speaking. They will be joined by Brett Cox, winner of the MPG’s Breakthrough Engineer of the Year Award for 2016, and by MPG Executive Director Andrew Hunt who will host the discussion.
Commenting, Andrew said: ‘In recent times there’s been plenty of focus on the healthy revenue that still exists for artists playing live.
‘Regardless of whether or not this is true, we believe that the actual process of making a record should be acknowledged because it is an art form in its own right. As an organisation that represents the interests of recording professionals, we feel this should be celebrated and championed.’
Devoted to boosting creative careers in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and beyond, XpoNorth includes a number of daytime panels and workshops and provides showcasing opportunities for artists and bands from all over Europe.
Visit xponorth.co.uk for more information.
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Interview: Simple Minds
Original article from: http://www.m-magazine.co.uk/features/interviews/interview-simple-minds/
Simple Minds are one of Scotland’s most successful rock bands, having notched up six UK number one albums and topped the Billboard chart over the other side of the pond.
It’s no surprise then that the group, who formed in the late seventies, were among the winners at the Ivor Novello Awards, picking up the gong for Outstanding Song Collection at the ceremony.
Their career has taken in all sorts of styles, with the band growing from angular post punk heroes to stadium rockers via a clutch of great records – Life in a Day, New Gold Dream, Sons and Fascination to their more recent work, 2014’s Big Music.
The band were at the recent Ivors to collect their award and we were able to quiz them about how they developed their songwriting chops, their politics and working with fellow Scots CHVRCHES…
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Shirley Manson reveals childhood sexual trauma
Original article from: http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/97747/Shirley-Manson-reveals-childhood-sexual-trauma
The Garbage star was threatened with violence during her first sexual experience as a teenager.
On this Day May 27, 2007
Origin of article http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/onthisday.php?factid=14266
Saatchi & Saatchi were fired by Dr Martens for running an advertising campaign featuring dead rock stars such as and Sid Vicious wearing the brand’s boots in heaven.
David Suddens, the chief executive of Dr Martens parent company Airwear, said the brand had not commissioned the series of four print ads. “Dr Martens are very sorry for any offence that has been caused by the publication of images showing dead rock icons wearing Dr Martens boots.”