Over the last fifteen years, since the advent of the worldwide web, there has been a revolution in the world of finance. More money is being raised online today than ever before from crowds...
With both dismal CD sales and the advent of 360 deals, many observers and artists consider money generated from the sale of recordings as ancillary revenue. This seems to be right. After...
Music and Equity Crowdfunding1
The Poverty of Artist Royalties2
Modernizing the Hot 1003
by David Touve
It is surprising that, to date, most of the conversation around the music licensing challenges faced by new music services has centered on cost rather than friction — the specific prices of royalty rates and the dollar value of advances, instead of the complexity of the process. When that...Read More
New music media companies are trying to lower intellectual property costs. Digital radio is calling for cheaper royalty fees and forcing the issue on a variety of fronts. The opposing side takes the form of rights collectors who represent songwriters, publishers, record labels and performing...Read More