Music Finance 2.0

The famous economist Joseph Schumpeter once coined the term “Creative Destruction” to describe the process whereby we constantly destroy old business models by innovating and…

Prioritizing the Net

Net neutrality has been making headlines for the past few months, and rightly so. It is an issue in which the wrong outcome will not…

Apple Buys Beats

Apple needs to get a grip again on the music industry. The growth of iTunes has been compromised by the rise in popularity of streaming-services…

Amazon’s Hook

Earlier in June, Amazon officially launched “Prime Music”. This is a music-streaming platform for its  “prime” users only. Rival Spotify has a catalog of over…

Futebol

Music has become a staple of the World Cup ever since ‘El Rock del Mundial’, a song by the unknown Chilean group Los Ramblers, was…

A Hybrid Record Label

In February of 2014, Warner Music Group and Shazam announced that they would enter into a “strategic collaboration” in which Warner would have access to…

Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

Certain sound recordings from decades ago are still considered commercially viable today.  In fact, songs by Frank Sinatra, Etta James, and the Beatles are still…

A Trojan Horse

Amazon, one of the most storied online companies ever, may soon add music streaming to the list of services and industries it is a player…

Spotify’s Time

The music industry once again is on the tipping point of another digital transformation, this time moving away from CD’s and downloads and into the…

Copyright and Common Sense

In May of 1787, the top political figures of a fledgling United States met in Philadelphia to draft a Constitution. They judged artistic expression and…

A Singular Idea

The Wu-Tang Clan has been making headlines in past weeks as they recently announced that their new record, The Wu – Once Upon a Time…

Ad Nauseam

Advertising revenue is quickly becoming critical in the music industry. This is in part because general mobile and tablet advertising income currently exceed desktop ad…

Remarketing Twitter

For more than a year, Twitter has been addressing music. Its 241m monthly users are closer now than ever before to bridging the divide between…