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The Value of Tidal

The Value of Tidal

Before celebrity hip-hop mogul and businessman Jay Z came along, WiMP and Tidal hardly made an impact on music streaming. The two services are now operating under the name Tidal after Jay Z bought their Norwegian parent company Aspiro for $56.2 million. The new Tidal apparently offers a catalog...

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Talent, Fans, and Equity Stakes

Talent, Fans, and Equity Stakes

The Internet has been a catalyst for the democratization of creativity in art. The low-cost, high-reach communication tools it affords its users have allowed creators of all types to bring their works to a global audience, and to communicate directly with that audience. This is well known. But...

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Artist Merchandising Made Simple

Artist Merchandising Made Simple

With recorded music sales in free fall and touring being a very expensive...

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The Performance Right Juncture: Compositions

The Performance Right Juncture: Compositions

Two exclusive rights of copyright are at the heart of the worldwide business...

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SXSW’s Anatomy

SXSW’s Anatomy

Founded in 1987, the South by Southwest Music Conference initially was...

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Your Heart on Your Sleeve

Your Heart on Your Sleeve

In recent years, the evolution of wearable technology has resulted in an...

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Sampling Without A License

Sampling Without A License

Sampling has been controversial from the very start. Supporters of the...

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YouTube’s Music Pangs

YouTube’s Music Pangs

It’s been rumored for quite some time that Google is working on an on-demand...

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