In recent times, artists/songwriters, who once made their living recording and writing songs, have been severely affected by the slump in royalty revenue coming from labels, publishers, and...
There has been a lot of excitement around streaming lately. At the end of last year, Apple launched their own service that amassed over ten million users in just three months. Despite the...
The Drama of Artist Payments1
Gross Margin Blues2
The Life of Prince3
by Edward Panek
With the birth of music trading over the Internet, a number of Performing Rights Organisations lobbied for the creation of a multi-national database through which a host of musical works could be controlled. The aim was to streamline the process of licensing and distributing music online and to...Read More
Gender inequality is a big issue in the music industry. At first glance, it may not seem so. Names like Aretha Franklin, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce have become synonymous with success. Billboard’s profile of the fifty most successful women in music impresses. Jody Gerson, first in command at the...Read More