Down The Stream: Spotify and Rdio

Spotify Music streaming certainly seems to be a formidable combatant against illegal file sharing and P2P users. The cloud-based streaming service Spotify has been much…

Editorial July 2010

As we endure the sweltering heat of these mid-summer days in Boston, I hope you will find this latest issue of the Music Business Journal…

Psychographics and Fan Retention

Overview This article provides guidance on how a musician, label or any other content creator can identify a target audience, encourage the most ardent customers…

YouTube: The New Radio Star?

With the rise of online file sharing and data-streaming, copyright infringement is currently at an all time high. Now, the future of the industry finds…

Friction in Live Music

Over the last decade, there has been a shift in artists’ revenues. While recorded music sales have dropped substantially, artists are now making more money…

Live Touring in China

Concert touring in China has become a much more important outlet for artists. Popularity in a country of a billion plus population is, of course,…

Finance and The Majors: Dangerous Times

Peer-to-peer download sites, coupled with a crippling and consistent drop in physical record sales have left Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group,…