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…

Veoh Networks Lawsuit

On September 14th, 2009, a Federal Judge in Los Angeles, CA threw out a Universal Music Group (UMG) lawsuit against Veoh Networks when they were…

Twitter: Day In A Life?: Trick or Tweet

Online social networking is quickly becoming a historic phenomenon. Sites like Facebook, LiveJournal, YouTube, Last.fm and MySpace are wildly popular. As the music industry tries…

Live Nation: Concert Subscriptions

Live Nation has put considerable effort behind creative promotions, hoping to stop the decline in attendance figures this year. The company began trading on the…