Reassessing Spotify

The arrival of Spotify to the United States in July of 2011 brought a lot of attention – good and bad – to the newest…

ISP Takedown Notices

‘Graduated response plans’ are geared towards fighting illegal online file sharing and have been implemented over the past two and a half years in France,…

Music’s Fizzy Logic

In July of last year, the Coca-Cola Company formalized a partnership with full service licensing company Music Dealers. The deal narrows the gap between artists…

Podcasts: The Cinderella Trade

Blogworld’s annual New Media Expo, billed as “The First and Only Industry-wide Conference, Tradeshow and Media Event for All New Media”, is comprised of bloggers,…

Waiting for GRD

This is the second in a series of articles tracking ongoing efforts worldwide to develop a single registry of songs. In our December cover piece,…

Toward Global Rights

Music is a complex commodity bundled with many rights. As intellectual property, it requires licenses to transact legally. But in today’s marketplace, clearances from owners…

iCLOUD: The Devil is in the Details

On June 6th of this year, at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced at last plans for its iCloud service. Music, digital books, applications, photos…

Amazon in the Cloud, Athena frost, Music Business Journal

Amazon In The Cloud

The launch of Amazon Inc.’s new cloud drive and cloud player services has both the tech world and the music industry in a frenzy. Although…