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…

Music in the Twilight Zone

On March 25th, 2014 Facebook made news again. Following the nineteen billion dollar purchase of high tech startup WhatsApp in February, Chairman and CEO Mark…

Music Intelligence for Sale

Information is changing the music industry; not only in the ways we consume and discover music, but as well in the ways companies are arming…

Understanding Crowdfunding

  Musicians, artists, and music business entrepreneurs need cash to start a project and nurture it to fruition. They are hardly unique in this respect,…

Streaming’s Global Momentum

In January, various speakers at the MIDEM Show in Cannes suggested that music streaming may no longer be considered a complement to traditional music sales…

The Hit that Broke the Mold

On December 12, 2013, Beyoncé released her fifth studio album exclusively on iTunes without any radio promotion, roadside billboards, or viral campaigning. By the end…

Beats v. Spotify

As of January 21st Spotify now has a legitimate contender in the music streaming market, as Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s Beats Music steps into…

A Note on SoundCloud

SoundCloud is one of the leading sources of audio sharing on the net, with 250 million active monthly users up from just ten million two…