K-Pop’s Breakthrough

Korean Pop made major headlines in the United States in 2017. After popular K-pop group Beyond the Scene, or BTS, won the Billboard’s Top Social…

The Urgency of Inclusion

  Gender diversity in the entertainment industry has recently been a heavily discussed topic. As these issues are being brought to light, many are coming…

A Report on Music Business Jobs

In December 2012, Peter Spellman, head of Berklee’s Career Development Center, produced a listing of salary ranges for US music positions in performance, writing, business,…

The Muse of the Grammys

In a creative industry, what pattern of artistic influences increases the likelihood that an artist will produce innovative products? This research examines all major artists…

Kim Dotcom

In Hollywood, they call him Dr. Evil.  According to the U.S. Department of Justice, his company has stolen over half a billion dollars from copyright…

A Note on Grooveshark

Grooveshark has been in the news lately. Many of the major music companies have filed suit. Proceedings against Grooveshark started in November 2011, with Universal…

ReDigi

The concept of going green assumes a change in behavior. For the past few decades, we have become more and more educated about saving energy,…

A Year in Review

2011 was a year of hit records, powerful female artists, the discovery of electronic dance music within the US, and more genre crossovers into the…

Google’s Music Offensive

Google announced a new addition to its roster of digital offerings, Google Music. This long awaited service followed trials of its beta version (see MBJ,…

R.I.P. EMI

EMI, the British company, has been a driving force in the music industry since 1887, when Emile Berliner invented the Gramophone.  Since then, EMI has…