MOG’s Anu Kirk

Services like Rhapsody charge a monthly subscription fee to grant users, with browsers or mobile apps, access to an extensive music catalogue. The content is…

The Music Industry in 2011

More than ten years have passed since the debut of Napster shook the record industry. The file-sharing software gave music listeners access to an immense …

Mash-Ups & Fair Use: Girl Talk

With the development of digital music in the mid-1990s, the act of sampling became very popular and is now a fundamental element for musical styles like Rap and Hip-hop.

The Publisher as a Record Label

At the start of the summer of 2010, the release of the self-titled debut album from Oklahoma rockers, Taddy Porter, signified a landmark shift in…

Piracy Made Unattractive

The music business has suffered piracy more than any other media. The past 10 years have been unprecedented with music sales down more than a…

A One-On-One With Passman

Donald Passman is one of America’s top entertainment attorneys and the architect of record-breaking “mega” deals for both Janet Jackson and R.E.M. He has authored…