Music Intelligence for Sale

Information is changing the music industry; not only in the ways we consume and discover music, but as well in the ways companies are arming…

Jayce Varden on PledgeMusic

Musician and businessman Jayce Varden co-founded PledgeMusic a few years ago. The company’s practice of crowdfunding is novel because it emphasizes an unprecedented customer service…

The Peddling of Recording Rights

Recent negotiations between Clear Channel Communications and Warner Music Group have sent shockwaves throughout the recording industry. For the first time on a major scale,…

A Lackadaisical Google All Access

Since the onset of mix-tape driven selectivity up through the era of Internet-enabled file sharing, traditional music retail has lagged behind the volatile demands of…

The Future of Music and MIDEM

MIDEM is one of the largest conventions devoted to the state of the music industry. Hosted annually in the southern-coastal city of Cannes, France during…

A Drum, A Drum! Xbox Doth Come

Microsoft’s new “Xbox Music” service is the company’s latest dive into a burgeoning market for music streaming and a lifestyle approach towards media consumption. The…