album sales fell 4 % in the first half of 2015 compared with the very same duration last year, baseding on numbers from Nielsen Music. "Songs has been around a thousand years, and also it's going to be around for an additional thousand years. It's never vanishing.".

It's additionally planning to various other businesses such as sponsorships as the much more traditional techniques of marketing music remain to discolor, along with brand-new markets such as India, China and also nations in Africa.

Over the last 4 years Global Songs's total yearly sales have increased just 2 %, though earnings from digital songs has actually expanded by 58 % because time. Grainge has led the 7,000-employee Universal Songs since 2011.

During that time, he managed significant bargains including the acquisition of EMI amid close regulatory scrutiny, a collaboration with Jay Z's Roc Country and the sale of its 14 % risk in Beats to Apple. Digital stood for about 36 % of Universal's sales in 2014. On the other hand the number of streams through Internet sound and video solutions skyrocketed a lot more than 90 %..

"We have literally countless individuals worldwide whose responsibility, task, joy, is to obtain as much music to as lots of fans in as numerous methods as possible," Grainge said in a 2014 profile in the Los Angeles Times. That's why there is a future. The business additionally went through a considerable reorganization during his period..

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The label intends to make even more money from increasingly popular streaming solutions such as Spotify as well as the new Apple Music.

Universal Music Team Chairman as well as President Lucian Grainge is established to lead the globe's largest document tag for a minimum of 5 even more years as the sector's shift to electronic streaming accelerates..

His brand-new agreement, revealed Friday, maintains him with the company till 2020 as component of a five-year "growth plan" for Universal Music, which is had by French corporation Vivendi..

Highlighting the shift, UNITED STATE Humans like rhythm.