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…

Japan’s Catastrophe

On March 11th, Japan suffered one of the most devastating earthquakes in world history, affecting many lives, the habitat, and the economy. The Japanese music…

Editorial 2011

This, our final spring release, is brought to you with the warmth of summer sunlight peaking over the horizon. Clouds are parting, but not for…

MOG’s Anu Kirk

Services like Rhapsody charge a monthly subscription fee to grant users, with browsers or mobile apps, access to an extensive music catalogue. The content is…

A Primer on Termination Rights

By default a person that makes an original work and fixes it in a tangible form owns its copyright and consequently the exclusive right that…

Taking Stock of SXSW Music

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music, film, and interactive festival and conference that is held annually in Austin, Texas. This most recent SXSW Music…