The Billboard Power 100

One could do worse than write a history of the business from the pages of Billboard’s Power 100 rankings. This year the venerable music industry…

Robert Sillerman’s SFX

The recent and sudden collapse of SFX is a sobering lesson for the live music market. The business has many intermediaries and is perforce regional…

Long Live EDM

The electronic music industry has grown up. Attendances at Electronic Dance Music festivals in the United States exploded between 2007 and 2014, going from 145,000…

Pandora’s Evolution

Of late, the sustainability of streaming giant Pandora has become questionable. Losses are fivefold what they were a year ago, even though revenue has grown…

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…