ASACP’s 100

February 13, 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, known colloquially as ASCAP, the nation’s…

The Economics of EDM

The EDM industry has exploded into a lucrative business platform. Attendance at the top twenty global festivals jumped from 1.9 million in 2009 to over…

Rebel Music

Vladimir Putin, leader of one of the most powerful governments in the world, has found himself scared of a 24-year-old girl. Her name is Nadezhda…

Jayce Varden on PledgeMusic

Musician and businessman Jayce Varden co-founded PledgeMusic a few years ago. The company’s practice of crowdfunding is novel because it emphasizes an unprecedented customer service…

A Non-Musical Brief on JOBS

Crowdfunding   is surpassing record label funding in the modern artist’s lexicon and is now used for tours and recordings, album art, and music videos. For…

SFX and EDM’s Corporatization

SFX Entertainment (SFXE), the live music company owned by Robert Sillerman, launched an IPO recently, offering shares at $11 to $13 for $260 million. This…

New YouTube Awards

On September 30, 2013, YouTube debuted its own YouTube Music Awards (YTMA) show. YouTube has long played an important role in the music industry, exposing…

Twitter #Music

  Since being founded in March 2006, no social media outlet has done more to connect artists and fans than Twitter. The 140-character tweets have…

Music in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has earned itself the title of being ‘Asia’s World City’. It has an abundance of international corporations embedded in a diverse and global…

The Peddling of Recording Rights

Recent negotiations between Clear Channel Communications and Warner Music Group have sent shockwaves throughout the recording industry. For the first time on a major scale,…

Money, Music, and Molly

The business of electronic dance music is undoubtedly booming. Worth globally $4.5 billion1, large-scale electronic dance music festivals often exemplify the industry’s increasing success. Dayglow,…