With the accelerating pace of technological change, the League posts a monthly digest of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends, and developments that may affect the digital media activities that orchestras use. For each monthly digest, the League’s digital media consultants, Michael Bronson and Joe Kluger, draw from a variety of websites and publications to provide excerpts or summaries of articles. (These do not necessarily represent the views of the League.) Among the topics this month: on-demand audio streams for the first six months of 2017 topped 184 billion, up 62.4% over the same time period last year; what streaming services pay artists; sales of physical recordings continue to decline as online consumption of media rises. As a service of the League, members with questions about the information in this digest or about other digital media topics—e.g., planning, strategy, and production—may contact Michael Bronson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joe Kluger at jkluger@artsEmedia.com.
Posted August 21, 2017