Rebellion of the Masses

  Creativity and Music on the Internet The Internet’s growth has had a dramatic impact on the music industry.  As it became more accessible, services…

Big Money Music Finance

Big Money Music Finance

Once upon a time, music companies could afford to spend a great deal of money on artist production and development through the revenue generated by…

Editorial August 2011

Finally, the summer edition of the Music Business Journal is here, offering a set of industry reports that are both enlightening and engaging.  The fundamental…

Talk To Me (Through Social Media)

Social media, in all its varieties, is making a big impact on consumer buying habits and becoming a legitimate promotional medium for businesses of every…

Amazon in the Cloud, Athena frost, Music Business Journal

Amazon In The Cloud

The launch of Amazon Inc.’s new cloud drive and cloud player services has both the tech world and the music industry in a frenzy. Although…

The Cloud: Yet Up In The Air

With all the recent activity in the digital music world, it is no surprise that investors have been attracted to the concept of cloud-based services.…

Our Essay on Rebecca Black

Without dispute, Rebecca Black and the song “Friday” have taken the world by a storm. The video was made in January and uploaded to YouTube…

Music and Poverty in Mexico

Famine and colorful cd covers pave the streets of downtown Mexico City. In stand after stand, pirated product is being sold to feed poverty-struck families.…

Business Meets Talent in LA

The New Music Seminar LA is a forum for music business professionals and artists to discuss the changing industry and the tools that can help…

The Returned Value of PROs

Performing Rights Organizations (PRO) should be regarded as any artist/songwriter’s best friends. Societies such as ASCAP, BMI and SESAC are responsible for collecting all performance…