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,…

The Muse of the Grammys

In a creative industry, what pattern of artistic influences increases the likelihood that an artist will produce innovative products? This research examines all major artists…

SOPA, PIPA, and Music

Recent debates over a pair of proposed Hollywood backed antipiracy bills have highlighted the public’s concern in allowing government control over major parts of the…

Kim Dotcom

In Hollywood, they call him Dr. Evil.  According to the U.S. Department of Justice, his company has stolen over half a billion dollars from copyright…

A Note on Grooveshark

Grooveshark has been in the news lately. Many of the major music companies have filed suit. Proceedings against Grooveshark started in November 2011, with Universal…

ReDigi

The concept of going green assumes a change in behavior. For the past few decades, we have become more and more educated about saving energy,…

A Year in Review

2011 was a year of hit records, powerful female artists, the discovery of electronic dance music within the US, and more genre crossovers into the…

Toward Global Rights

Music is a complex commodity bundled with many rights. As intellectual property, it requires licenses to transact legally. But in today’s marketplace, clearances from owners…