Federal law governs the licensing of music and songwriter collections. In particular, sound compositions that are broadcasted over the public airways or performed in commercial venues have...
Major labels are pushing for the end of exclusive deals with streaming services as they are quickly realizing such a practice hinders the potential profit of their artists’ biggest albums...
Songwriters vs. the DOJ1
Exclusivity and Its Limits2
Sponsorship Lift Off3
Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” was the first single by an unknown artist to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number one. Here we examine how it happened and derive broader implications about the monetization of YouTube content based upon the context of the song’s success. The “Harlem...Read More
Karmin, formed in November 2009, is the platinum-selling pop/hip hop duo of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, two students of Berklee College of Music. The Boston connection runs deep for Karmin, as their business team was formed within the institution: manager Nils Gums, assistant manager Matt...Read More