Licensing Beyond Borders

Technology has a tremendous effect on the music industry. The proliferation of digital content, social media platforms, and brand-new metrics of artist success have revolutionized…

Samsung Ships Out Jay-Z

True to its tagline, it looks like Samsung is intent on being “The Next Big Thing.” What better way for Samsung to establish itself as…

Pandora’s Provocation

Pandora Media is locked in a no-holds-barred fight for profitability. The commotion is affecting a large contingent of stakeholders—songwriters, music publishers, performance rights organizations, terrestrial…

Apple Takes on Radio

When Apple held its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference in San Francisco on June 10, it launched a new operating system and a new Mac Pro.…

Brandon Martinez on YouTube

INDMUSIC helps independent music content creators monetize their YouTube views without sacrificing creative control or rights to their content. Current Channel Partners include Decon, Mad…

The Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest is considered the most watched non-sporting event in the world, reportedly gathering an estimated audience of 125 million worldwide. Member nations…

A Lackadaisical Google All Access

Since the onset of mix-tape driven selectivity up through the era of Internet-enabled file sharing, traditional music retail has lagged behind the volatile demands of…

Pre-Streams and Album Releases

Signed and established artists are now offering free access to their music ahead of an official release. In particular, streaming an album before it hits…

The Poverty of Artist Royalties

With both dismal CD sales and the advent of 360 deals, many observers and artists consider money generated from the sale of recordings as ancillary…

Modernizing the Hot 100

In February of 2013, Billboard and Nielsen made another modification to the “Billboard Hot 100” chart, the official singles chart in the United States.  The…

Record Labels and the JOBS Act

The largest providers of capital in the music business, the major record labels, have been devastated over the last decade by the disruption of their…