Posts Tagged ‘Label’

Streaming vs Downloading Music

Written by Benjamin on . Posted in Digital Distribution, Digital Distribution Home, News

Hello the digital musicians,

How the music is consuming today? Big question, isn’t it?

Using a study about the artists/labels distributed by Wiseband extract from the dissertation The new music economy (David Raimbaud, 2014), I am going to give you answers.

Reminder: for about 6 years, it seems that a new consumption model is looking to force slowly. It is not about downloading music but to listen to it via the streaming audio without limitations, available on several medias (computers, smartphones, tablets). From the sales report on april 2014, let’s see which of the streaming or the downloading influences most your digital incomes.

Streaming-vs-Download english final

It turns out that the streaming audio is the dominant consumption pattern. It represents almost 60% of the total revenues. The incomes of the artists and labels distributed by Wiseband confirm the actual trend observed with both IFPI (at the world level) and SNEP (at the national level) that the access is preferred over the property in the way of listening to music.

 So, do not neglect the platforms of streaming when you select the digital platforms on which your music will appear. 

On which platform can we distribute you?

Streaming : Deezer, Spotify, Youtube, Rhapsody, Qriocity, Simfy, Rara and eMusic

Download : iTunes, Amazon, 7Digital and Starzik

Hybrid plateforms (Streaming & Download) : OVI Nokia, Google Play and Qobuz

Platform of musical recognition : Shazam

Open an Artist account or a Pro / Label account from now on and get one digital distribution for free to distribute an album or a single on the platforms.

If you already have an account, please visit the page “Products” > “Digital Distribution” of your Wiseband account to start the single/album distribution process.

See you soon,

Benjamin.G

Digital Royalties : Where do they come from ?

Written by David on . Posted in Artists, Digital Distribution Home, News, WB Services Help

Dear digital musicians, 

Before starting a digital distribution, you’re always asking yourself : “On which music platforms my song will be the most listened ?”, or not ?

For the first time, you’ll have an idea about your question. It’s important to notice that, this article is an extract from my work The New Music Economy (David Raimbaud, 2014) and deals with Artists and Labels distributed by Wiseband. It doesn’t give informations about tarification policy of platforms or give any conclusions about wages of independent Artists or Labels. It helps you to understand the distribution of artists’ royalties distributed by Wiseband. 

The goal is to give you a screenshot of the artists’ revenue structure from Wiseband. 

Distribution of royalties-platforms wp

 chart made by David Raimbaud from Wiseband’s data

« Others » are : Google Play, Qobuz, Virgin Mega, Qriocity (SMU), Rhapsody, eMusic, 7Digital, Starzik, OVI Nokia, Rara and Simfy.

What we learn is that the majority of royalties are coming from a minority of platforms. Indeed, iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and Youtube represent 86% of Royalties. If we add Amazon, those five platforms concentrate 94% of total Royalties.

This study shows us the oligopolistic part of the market where a few number of platforms concentrate the major revenues of the industry. The “Others” platforms represent only 6% of total Royalties. 

Hope that this chart will help you to understand your future royalties with Wiseband.

See you soon,

David.R

 

 

 

5 questions to Ellie Chandler. Piano Classics label manager.

Written by prune on . Posted in Artists, News

www.piano-classics.com

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” What I love about Wiseband is that they do it all for you! “

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What are the main changes you have noticed in the industry in your years as a label manager? 

CD sales are very, very bad. They have dramatically dropped in the last 3  years. Most distributors only work on consignment now -no one wants the risk of firm sale / sale or return. It’s more important than ever to get directly in touch with your customers. Cut out the middle man! There is always a more direct route to market.

What would you say are the key talents to develop a record label and what advices would you give?

My advice? Don’t do it! If you do want to do it, be prepared to be innovative. Don’t be afraid to make up new rules.

Diversify the services you offer! Selling music might not be enough anymore. There are NO rules. If you want to have a particular sound and you’re worried that it’s not “professional” enough, don’t worry about it. Be incredibly proactive and make remixes of existing tracks to send to labels. Build up your own collective around you.

What do you expect from a complete solution to sell your catalogue on the Internet? Which tools and service would you need in priority?

It needs to be as user friendly as possible. No one has the time, patience or expertise to do anything more than upload and copy & paste. What I love about Wiseband is that they do it all for you! It would need to give me complete control over my music and how it is displayed, formatted etc. It allows a more direct route to your customer as well. Simply putting the music online isn’t enough.

Do you see label to fans direct selling becoming a major income in the future?

Yes definitely. The margins are a lot better than selling as export. Plus, every time you sell a CD you’re marketing further for the company!

What can we expect from Piano Classics this year and what are you most looking fowrard to in 2013?

More direct selling to fans and building up a killer mailing list!

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Piano Classics presentation

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Piano Classics is a new label dedicated to solo piano and piano concerto recordings. The label was launched in March 2011, and aims to create a comprehensive piano library of classic archive performances, and new recordings by the world’s most exciting young and established pianists.

Last November Piano Classics announced the addition of a new ‘E-Boutique‘. Album or single downloads, as well as physical CD, may be purchased. Shortly after the label made its whole catalogue available worldwide digitally through Wiseband music services. Everyone can now buy, listen, stream singles or albums on all key platforms (Itunes, Spotify, Deezer, 7digital, Simfy etc..) January will see the release of two further titles, including a 3 CD Chopin box set by celebrated pianist Yuan Sheng, and a double CD showcasing the formidable talents of Ivan Sokolov playing Ustvolskaya.

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Interview by Podbulb.

Many thanks to Ellie Chandler, Piano Classics

www.piano-classics.com

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