Apple revolutionized the music industry with the launch of the iPod and iTunes in 2003, when it became the first company to monetize music successfully for the labels after Napster’s...
In the last four months three new streaming platforms were launched: Apple Music, Tidal, and Google Play Music. Others, among them YouTube, Deezer, and Rdio, still compete for market share....
Apple Music’s Debut1
MIDEM in the Music Industry3
In early June, the United States Department of Justice announced that it would be launching a review of the consent decrees governing the nation’s two largest performing rights organizations, ASCAP and BMI. The review, which began with the DOJ calling for comments on the efficacy of the consent...Read More
Apple unveiled new products as usual, and this year it put out the iWatch and a new iPhone. But its partnership with Irish rockers U2 garnered all the headlines and pulled off the largest album launch in history. U2’s first album in five years, Songs of Innocence, was made available...Read More