Small Radio and the CRB: Live365

The Copyright Royalty Board ruled recently on the per stream rate that Pandora, and similar non-interactive online radio services, are to pay SoundExchange. As was…

The Case For SoundCloud

SoundCloud’s mission has been to offer a free-to-register music platform with little or no advertising. It has gained a reputation since its foundation in 2007…

Crowdfunding Gives Fans Shares

More than three and a half years after the JOBS Act’s passage, the Securities and Exchange Commission has released its rules for the critical Title…

Synch Money and Video Games

In 2011 the $26 billion videogame industry doubled the film industry and almost tripled the recorded music industry sales of $6.9 billion1. Videogames are going…

Festival Turf Wars

The album is no longer the golden child of the industry. In 2014, recorded music dropped in overall sale value by 11%, deepening its decade…

Living Up To A Brand

Artists have always struggled to make ends meet, and more so since the drop in sales of physical product, i.e. CDS, cassettes, vinyl, and VHS…

Adele’s Choice

Adele is officially the top selling artist of 2015. 25 sold more than the next three ranked albums combined in the U.S. and broke all…

A Pan European Licensing Initiative

With the birth of music trading over the Internet, a number of Performing Rights Organisations lobbied for the creation of a multi-national database through which…

A Fair Music Report

The logistics of correctly attributing the money earned from the sale and performance of recorded music has always been a daunting task. This is a…

SoundExchange Explained

SoundExchange is an independent nonprofit organization that is dedicated to collect and distribute royalties resulting from digital performance rights of sound recordings. When it was…

Music 360º

Nielsen recently published its annual Music 360 Report, detailing consumer spending in music, especially subscription services. According to Nielsen, the appetite for music in the…

Apple Music’s Debut

Apple revolutionized the music industry with the launch of the iPod and iTunes in 2003, when it became the first company to monetize music successfully…