Apple Plans for Internet Radio

When Pandora Internet radio entered the market with a strong initial public offering in 2011, a reporter from Bloomberg TV asked the Chairman and CEO,…

Psy and Gangnam Style

Recently boasting over 160 million YouTube views, Korean rapper Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video became a viral sensation after it was released in July. The…

Crowdfunding’s Logic

Crowdfunding is quickly becoming a useful alternative for musicians looking to pay for the production and distribution of their albums and concert tours. As will…

The Merger of Universal and EMI

Both European and American regulators have approved the $1.9 billion purchase of EMI by Universal. The deal was closed after months of heated debate about…

The Value of Pure Research

Hardware technology, the Internet, and new software applications are determining the future of music. The acquisition and distribution of recorded sound, and the increased interaction…

Copyright Inefficiency

Allowing others the freedom to sample and remix a musician’s work can be a true positive for everyone involved. In the age of technology, there…

Copyright Efficiency

It is true that in recent years technology has been challenging the entertainment industry, not only allowing a widely unauthorized circulation of copyrighted works, but…

The Rise of EDM

Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is surging to the forefront of mainstream tastes. If you have turned on the radio, watched TV, or attended a music…

Video Game Cowboys

The NPD Group, a market research firm, recently released monthly figures detailing declining sales on consoles, accessories and video games compared to years past. Their…

Startup Call

Eric Ries’s book The Lean Startup has taken the business world by storm in the way that only books that sum up complicated ideas in…

Zumba and Music

Zumba is the remarkable story of a business that has made music the handmaiden of health and wellness worldwide. It has created a growing ecosystem…

Clear Channel’s Giant Step

The largest broadcasting group for radio in the US is Clear Channel Communications, and much of its holdings are in terrestrial radio.  It recently struck…

Amanda Palmer’s Prowess

Amanda Palmer, a punk cabaret singer and one of the most productive users of social media today, has set a new record for the highest…