Editorial 2011

This, our final spring release, is brought to you with the warmth of summer sunlight peaking over the horizon. Clouds are parting, but not for…

Friction in Live Music

Over the last decade, there has been a shift in artists’ revenues. While recorded music sales have dropped substantially, artists are now making more money…

The Cutting Edge of Mobile Music

Japan has always been known for its forward thinking in electronic gadgets. Most notably, Japanese cell phones always catch the attention of electronics enthusiasts from…

Live Music Galore at SXSW

Every year in mid March, thousands of people descend upon Austin, TX for the South by Southwest Music Conference & Festival. The festival, which began…

NAMM–A Student’s Perspective

Founded in 1901, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the trade association of the international music products industry and boasts memberships from 9000…

2009 in Brief

Music seems to be present everywhere today.  We frequently notice iPods, iPhones, Blackberrys, and identify ringtones. However, the statistical record continues to disappoint. The Nielsen…