Irving Azoff Leaves Live Nation

Three years shy of his tenure with Live Nation, executive chairman Irving Azoff has called it quits. He was reportedly frustrated by the constraints of…

The Future of Music and MIDEM

MIDEM is one of the largest conventions devoted to the state of the music industry. Hosted annually in the southern-coastal city of Cannes, France during…

Bundle It and They Will Come

Spotify recently signed a bundling deal with Orange-Switzerland’s “Orange Young” line of cell phones offered to customers under the age of twenty-eight.  The Swiss deal…

Music Meets Football

The Super Bowl is a TV extravaganza that has a special place in American life.  Viewers tune in regardless of the fortunes of their football…

A Report on Music Business Jobs

In December 2012, Peter Spellman, head of Berklee’s Career Development Center, produced a listing of salary ranges for US music positions in performance, writing, business,…

Copyright and The Supreme Court

This year marks the two hundredth anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth. The writer was also a tireless advocate for a global copyright framework. But it…

An Update on Spotify

Spotify began as a Swedish online music streaming application that launched in Europe in October 2008. By integrating years of technology advances into their product,…

A Drum, A Drum! Xbox Doth Come

Microsoft’s new “Xbox Music” service is the company’s latest dive into a burgeoning market for music streaming and a lifestyle approach towards media consumption. The…

Billboard Touring 2012

The touring industry’s top minds gathered at New York City’s Roosevelt Hotel in November for the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards. Over two days, panels…