Jason Mendelson On Venture Capital

Jason Mendelson, co-founder of the venture capital firm Foundry Group, recently co-authored “Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist”(John Wiley, 2011) with…

Reassessing Spotify

The arrival of Spotify to the United States in July of 2011 brought a lot of attention – good and bad – to the newest…

ISP Takedown Notices

‘Graduated response plans’ are geared towards fighting illegal online file sharing and have been implemented over the past two and a half years in France,…

Sirius XM vs. SoundExchange

On March 27th, 2012 PRNewswire reported that Sirius XM Radio filed a complaint against SoundExchange, Inc. and American Association of Independent Music (A2IM). The complaint…

IMR’s Scoping Report

At the end of February, WIPO and its International Music Registry group (IMR) released a long-awaited “Study on the Role and Functions of the International…

Pricing Music

A good pricing strategy is critical for any industry, from automobiles to music. Even though economists and psychologists have plenty to say about prices beyond…

SXSW: The Magic Mountain

  Peregrination, defined as travel from one place to another especially on foot, is often associated with a religious experience.  Not so the South by…

Grammy Reduction

At the inaugural Grammy Award ceremony in 1959, recipients were culled from a meagre twenty-eight categories. These indicated the sociopolitical status quo under the Eisenhower…

The Epic Saga of Finnish Metal

Finland, the small and remote country in the Northeastern corner of Europe, is highly regarded by the global metalhead community. Its capital Helsinki contends for…

Music’s Fizzy Logic

In July of last year, the Coca-Cola Company formalized a partnership with full service licensing company Music Dealers. The deal narrows the gap between artists…

Podcasts: The Cinderella Trade

Blogworld’s annual New Media Expo, billed as “The First and Only Industry-wide Conference, Tradeshow and Media Event for All New Media”, is comprised of bloggers,…

Waiting for GRD

This is the second in a series of articles tracking ongoing efforts worldwide to develop a single registry of songs. In our December cover piece,…