Recent negotiations between Clear Channel Communications and Warner Music Group have sent shockwaves throughout the recording industry. For the first time on a major scale, the broadcast...
The business of electronic dance music is undoubtedly booming. Worth globally $4.5 billion1, large-scale electronic dance music festivals often exemplify the industry’s increasing...
The Peddling of Recording Rights1
Money, Music, and Molly2
Artists and Publishers in a Bind3
With the development of digital music in the mid-1990s, the act of sampling became very popular and is now a fundamental element for musical styles like Rap and Hip-hop. The use of samples to construct new songs is considered a derivative work and usually a license is required. Copyright owners...Read More
by Evan Kramer
As the 7th Annual Billboard Touring Conference progressed through the two full days of discussion, the distinguished array of panelists maintained a refreshing level of optimism towards the uncertain future of the industry, that is, until the concluding panel began. “A 20/20 View of the...Read More