Investing in Individuality

New investment opportunities are arising in the contemporary marketplace for music fans and investors. Enabled by the positive market turnaround streaming has brought upon the…

SoundCloud’s Uncertainty

Berlin-based streaming service SoundCloud has enabled its users to upload, record, promote, and share their original content online since it was founded by Alexander Ljung…

The Power of Playlisting

Before the era of streaming services, Internet radio, and digital downloads, it was essential for artists to utilize a label’s resources in order to mass…

Brands and the Future of Music

Most brands need to rejuvenate themselves periodically, and this is especially true when their commerce is directed to a younger demographic. Music is a catalyst…

Pandora’s Inflexion Point

Pandora Radio, the pioneering Internet service that creates customized radio stations for listeners, is facing perhaps its greatest challenge to date since its IPO in…

Music’s Quantitative Methods

Today, recommendation engines designed to curate the perfect individual playlist are redefining both the demand and supply side of the music industry, affecting how listeners…

Managers of The World – Unite!

Managers across the world are coming together to form communities where they can network and stay informed about current issues. Getting their artists to sign…

2016 in Review

New developments marked the US music business in 2016, There was welcome growth in recorded music sales driven by more streams and streaming services. Still,…