Federal law governs the licensing of music and songwriter collections. In particular, sound compositions that are broadcasted over the public airways or performed in commercial venues have...
Major labels are pushing for the end of exclusive deals with streaming services as they are quickly realizing such a practice hinders the potential profit of their artists’ biggest albums...
Songwriters vs. the DOJ1
Exclusivity and Its Limits2
Sponsorship Lift Off3
Ever since Psy went viral on YouTube and ‘Gangnam Style’ made it into the pop culture lexicon in America and the rest of the world, South Korean pop artists have resolved to crossover with renewed vigor. This essay examines Korean pop (K-Pop), the practices of the entertainment agencies that...Read More
Knowledge is power. Francis Bacon knew this 400 years ago. In business-to-consumer businesses, where knowledge of the customer base is a key asset, his dictum seems as prescient as ever. Social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram move massive amounts of data. Facebook...Read More