The Poverty of Artist Royalties

With both dismal CD sales and the advent of 360 deals, many observers and artists consider money generated from the sale of recordings as ancillary…

Modernizing the Hot 100

In February of 2013, Billboard and Nielsen made another modification to the “Billboard Hot 100” chart, the official singles chart in the United States.  The…

Business Illuminato Peter Gotcher

Peter Gotcher is Executive Chairman of Dolby Laboratories and Chairman of Topspin Media, Inc. He founded Digidesign Inc. in 1984 and served as its President,…

The Promise of Daisy

Project Daisy, a developing music streaming service, has been dubbed by its creators as the new standard for the future.  But, until recently, much of…

Apple Plans for Internet Radio

When Pandora Internet radio entered the market with a strong initial public offering in 2011, a reporter from Bloomberg TV asked the Chairman and CEO,…

Psy and Gangnam Style

Recently boasting over 160 million YouTube views, Korean rapper Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video became a viral sensation after it was released in July. The…

Crowdfunding’s Logic

Crowdfunding is quickly becoming a useful alternative for musicians looking to pay for the production and distribution of their albums and concert tours. As will…

Amanda Palmer’s Prowess

Amanda Palmer, a punk cabaret singer and one of the most productive users of social media today, has set a new record for the highest…