Small Radio and the CRB: Live365

The Copyright Royalty Board ruled recently on the per stream rate that Pandora, and similar non-interactive online radio services, are to pay SoundExchange. As was…

The Spell of Virtual Reality

The next frontier of a musical experience may well happen inside a specially designed virtual reality headset. Developers like Oculus, Microsoft, Samsung, and Sony are…

The Case For SoundCloud

SoundCloud’s mission has been to offer a free-to-register music platform with little or no advertising. It has gained a reputation since its foundation in 2007…

Compromising Moral Rights

Copyright law is based on property law. It evolved over time and recognized more and more economic rights, such as those of music creators to…

The Lesson of Blurred Lines

In November, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were ordered to pay $5.3 million to the Marvin Gaye estate for infringing Gaye’s Got To Give it…

Crowdfunding Gives Fans Shares

More than three and a half years after the JOBS Act’s passage, the Securities and Exchange Commission has released its rules for the critical Title…

Synch Money and Video Games

In 2011 the $26 billion videogame industry doubled the film industry and almost tripled the recorded music industry sales of $6.9 billion1. Videogames are going…

Festival Turf Wars

The album is no longer the golden child of the industry. In 2014, recorded music dropped in overall sale value by 11%, deepening its decade…

Living Up To A Brand

Artists have always struggled to make ends meet, and more so since the drop in sales of physical product, i.e. CDS, cassettes, vinyl, and VHS…

Adele’s Choice

Adele is officially the top selling artist of 2015. 25 sold more than the next three ranked albums combined in the U.S. and broke all…

A Pan European Licensing Initiative

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…

Gender in the Music Industry

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…