The Power of Playlisting

Before the era of streaming services, Internet radio, and digital downloads, it was essential for artists to utilize a label’s resources in order to mass…

A Paul McCartney / Sony-ATV Brief

On January 18, 2017, Paul McCartney filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, against Sony/ATV Music Publishing (SATV).…

Music and Public Sector Radio

Broadcasting, especially radio, is a premier medium for the communication of music in society. Broadcasting and music, of course, have been closely related since radio…

The Rise of Curated Playlists

Artists have traditionally commanded attention, serving as the primary inspirations and icons for diverse communities of fan bases around the world. However, with the unrelenting…

Brands and the Future of Music

Most brands need to rejuvenate themselves periodically, and this is especially true when their commerce is directed to a younger demographic. Music is a catalyst…

Pandora’s Inflexion Point

Pandora Radio, the pioneering Internet service that creates customized radio stations for listeners, is facing perhaps its greatest challenge to date since its IPO in…

Music’s Quantitative Methods

Today, recommendation engines designed to curate the perfect individual playlist are redefining both the demand and supply side of the music industry, affecting how listeners…

Managers of The World – Unite!

Managers across the world are coming together to form communities where they can network and stay informed about current issues. Getting their artists to sign…