Privacy vs. Piracy

One of the biggest perils that the music industry faces today is the ferocious battle between privacy rights and the violation of copyrights stemming from…

Venture Capital and You

Giving Traction to Your Business Idea As a Music Business/Management major at Berklee, I have learned how to create a strong professional business plan, how…

Nokia Comes With Music

Mobile phone manufacturing giant Nokia Corp. is preparing for the October release of “Comes With Music”, a venture into the realm of digital downloading. The…

Drink Coffee and Hear Music

In 2007, Hear Music, previously known as a catalogue company based out of Boston, became a record label under its parent company, Starbucks. With Concord…

Clear Channel Pays Up

A court case between Clear Channel Communications and Grantely Patent Holdings finally came to a close on April 22 when Grantely was awarded $66 million…

Performance Royalties In New Media

Q: How do artists collect royalties when their sound recordings are performed on digital cable, satellite television, Internet and satellite radio? A: Artists collect their…

Jay-Z Joins Live Nation

A powerhouse was declared on March 30 connecting Live Nation and rapper Jay-Z in a 150 million dollar contract. After announcing the departure from his…