Avoiding the Copyright War of 2013

For all the cultural cache and tabloid-mystique of the record industry, the business boils down to one task: management of assets. Sound recording masters are…

Anti-Piracy’s Avant-Garde

A recent law passed by the French Lower House brings the promise of controversy and the possibility of anti-piracy legislation throughout Europe and the United…

Buzzword: Choruss

Over the past year, Jim Griffin has been working on a collective licensing plan that would allow college students across the country to download an…

In China, It’s the Year of the Google

On March 30th, Google announced the launch of a long-rumored, legal music downloading service available exclusively to mainland China. The service, called Google Music Search,…

A New Era of Digital Music

It is no surprise that the music industry has been in a state of severe tumult the past couple of decades, mostly attributable to digital…

BaROCK Obama’s Inauguration

The inauguration of our Nation’s 44th president, Barack Obama, was met with a spectacle of music the likes of which had never been seen. Artists…