National Power and Music Sellers

The Case of Sweden and South Korea Ever since the days of Napster, the music industry has been combating illegal downloading and file sharing—in the…

2009 in Brief

Music seems to be present everywhere today.  We frequently notice iPods, iPhones, Blackberrys, and identify ringtones. However, the statistical record continues to disappoint. The Nielsen…

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…

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,…