Piracy Made Unattractive

The music business has suffered piracy more than any other media. The past 10 years have been unprecedented with music sales down more than a…

What Is Up with MySpace?

Back in early 2007, MySpace began a decline in web traffic that has continued to this day. At that point, MySpace was on top of…

Endorsements and the FTC

After almost thirty years without reforming the regulations that govern the use of endorsements to promote or advertise a product, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)…

Editorial December 2009

Season’s Greetings! I’d like to personally thank you for picking up this December 2009 issue of The Music Business Journal. We feel it contains a…

Terry McBride and Nettwerk

Terry McBride is the CEO of the Nettwerk Music Group, Canada’s leading privately owned record label and artist management company. Nettwerk is responsible for managing…

The Topsin Platform

There are more opportunities for bands to get their music heard than ever. Everyday it seems that there is a new software program, distribution platform,…

The Innovation Attitude

“Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that…

Editorial November 2009

Greetings from the MBJ!  It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to our November 2009 issue. Just in time for the release the…

Fan-Funded Music Websites

Since the beginning of the recorded music industry, record companies have been subjected to a constant and bitter recrimination from artists all over the world,…

Transforming the Live Experience

Although it has taken a while to catch on, mobile devices are now beginning to prove themselves as essential tools that have essentially transformed the…