music industry - updates

Rappler's latest stories on music industry


US elections, Comelec on May 9 polls, George Martin | 6PM wRap

Mar 09, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Streaming giant Spotify expands into video, original content

May 21, 2015 - 10:12 AM

Spotify by far the largest company in the booming streaming industry says it wants to turn into a broader and more personalized platform to bring in subscribers throughout the day

MORE CONTENT. Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify, speaks to reporters at a news conference on May 20, 2015 in New York. Don Emmert/AFP

Broken chords and the heart of music

May 09, 2015 - 4:00 PM

He once lived the rock n’ roll lifestyle during his heydays but it has been a while since he last made music

What it takes to bring a foreign act to the Philippines

Mar 14, 2015 - 1:17 PM

Passion for music years of hard work and adaptability to changes – these enable Celinda and Rene De Guia’s Ovation Productions to bring the world’s well known foreign artists to the country

Spotify's vision: Having 'music moments everywhere'

Nov 30, 2014 - 6:04 PM

Jonathan Nadiranto Spotify Account Director for Asia talks with Rappler about Spotify s vision its stance on ownership and access and the fight against piracy

TALKING ABOUT MUSIC. Jonathan Nadiranto,  Spotify Account Director for Asia. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr./Rappler

One Direction named MTV's Stars of 2013

Dec 22, 2013 - 9:47 PM

One Direction got 40 8 million votes worldwide beating US popstar Justin Bieber

WINNERS. UK boy-band One Direction was named MTV's Stars of 2013. Photo from MTV

Global music sales rise for first time since 1999

Feb 27, 2013 - 12:01 PM

The growth may be modest but for an industry that appeared to be in terminal decline as it also battled against rampant Internet piracy it was almost cause to break into song

In a picture taken on June 17, 2012, customers browse for music CDs in a shop in Hong Kong. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

2013 Grammy Awards: Who will win?

Feb 10, 2013 - 1:46 PM

Predictions are a dime a dozen online