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Apple Music’s Debut

Apple Music’s Debut

Apple revolutionized the music industry with the launch of the iPod and iTunes in 2003, when it became the first company to monetize music successfully for the labels after Napster’s underhanded challenge in 2001. Since then the landscape has shifted away from downloads and given rise to...

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Spotify’s Clout

Spotify’s Clout

In the last four months three new streaming platforms were launched: Apple Music, Tidal, and Google Play Music. Others, among them YouTube, Deezer, and Rdio, still compete for market share. The Freemium camp, with Spotify, Google Play Music, and Pandora, collects revenue from advertising &...

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MIDEM in the Music Industry

MIDEM in the Music Industry

MIDEM, the music industry conference held in France that is owned by...

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The Performance Right Juncture: Sound Recordings

The Performance Right Juncture: Sound Recordings

Prior to 1972, no federal copyright protection existed for sound recordings....

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The Boom in Outdoor Festivals

The Boom in Outdoor Festivals

Over 32 million people in the US attend at least one music festival a year and...

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Transparency in the Music Industry

Transparency in the Music Industry

Of the issues that have bedeviled the music industry, perhaps the most...

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GRD’s Failure

GRD’s Failure

In the era of the Internet, it is still difficult to obtain information about...

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PonoMusic: Cheeky

PonoMusic: Cheeky

By all accounts, PonoMusic has had a remarkable run. After artist Neil Young...

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