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…

Endorsements and the FTC

After almost thirty years without reforming the regulations that govern the use of endorsements to promote or advertise a product, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)…

Terry McBride and Nettwerk

Terry McBride is the CEO of the Nettwerk Music Group, Canada’s leading privately owned record label and artist management company. Nettwerk is responsible for managing…

The Innovation Attitude

“Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that…

Fan-Funded Music Websites

Since the beginning of the recorded music industry, record companies have been subjected to a constant and bitter recrimination from artists all over the world,…

SESAC Faces Class-Act Lawsuit

On November 4th a group of television broadcasters came together to file a class-action anti-trust complaint against performance rights organization, SESAC. The Television Music Licensing…

Streams Go Mobile

It has been four years since Lala, a digital music streaming service, premiered. The company will soon be releasing a new iPhone app that will…