“All the world’s a stage,” wrote Shakespeare in As You Like It, and he said as much in other plays. The public performance of creative works, including the work of songwriters,...
After the music industry was shocked in the early 2000s by the growth of piracy and file sharing, many investors were skeptical about the future of music publishing assets, worried that the...
Copyright in Public Places1
Song Catalog Finances2
The Power of False Pretense3
SFX Entertainment (SFXE), the live music company owned by Robert Sillerman, launched an IPO recently, offering shares at $11 to $13 for $260 million. This implied a company valuation of about $1.05 billion. Poor timing caused the price of the stock to fall to $9 by November, but the flotation was...Read More
by Corliss Lee
On September 30, 2013, YouTube debuted its own YouTube Music Awards (YTMA) show. YouTube has long played an important role in the music industry, exposing talent and ultimately driving recorded music sales, so the move certainly made sense. With so many other music award ceremonies out there, the...Read More