Recent negotiations between Clear Channel Communications and Warner Music Group have sent shockwaves throughout the recording industry. For the first time on a major scale, the broadcast...
The business of electronic dance music is undoubtedly booming. Worth globally $4.5 billion1, large-scale electronic dance music festivals often exemplify the industry’s increasing...
The Peddling of Recording Rights1
Money, Music, and Molly2
Artists and Publishers in a Bind3
Microsoft’s new “Xbox Music” service is the company’s latest dive into a burgeoning market for music streaming and a lifestyle approach towards media consumption. The venture, a reiteration and reworking of Microsoft’s Zune music service, is functionally similar to the Spotify model of...Read More
The touring industry’s top minds gathered at New York City’s Roosevelt Hotel in November for the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards. Over two days, panels and speakers dissected the current and future state of the business. Touring monies, of course, depend on music fans filling venues,...Read More