Coverage of music industry news tends to follow, as this Journal does, the for profit sector. Corporate market leaders, like Apple, Spotify, and Live Nation, get special coverage on a...
The recent Kesha-Sony lawsuit has struck a nerve across the music industry by highlighting personal abuse and issues of gender inequality. It has also raised questions about the contractual...
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by Alex Aguilar
A&R executives are being forced to change their game. This is in part because streaming services such as Spotify and YouTube are fragmenting the music market and leaving their own digital trace, which is then used to identify suitable talent. As well, the focus of modern music marketing is...Read More
by John Lahr
Jay-Z has just launched a successful bid of $56 million to acquire Aspiro, a Swedish streaming company belonging to the larger Norwegian media conglomerate Schibsted. Its shareholders have voted and given their unanimous approval, so the operation is all but final. The transaction gives ownership...Read More