Federal law governs the licensing of music and songwriter collections. In particular, sound compositions that are broadcasted over the public airways or performed in commercial venues have...
Major labels are pushing for the end of exclusive deals with streaming services as they are quickly realizing such a practice hinders the potential profit of their artists’ biggest albums...
Songwriters vs. the DOJ1
Exclusivity and Its Limits2
Sponsorship Lift Off3
By all accounts, PonoMusic has had a remarkable run. After artist Neil Young appeared on “The Late Show With David Letterman” announcing a special high fidelity audio device that could play original master recordings of hit songs purchased online, Pono raised $6 million in a Kickstarter...Read More
by Erin Brick
Before celebrity hip-hop mogul and businessman Jay Z came along, WiMP and Tidal hardly made an impact on music streaming. The two services are now operating under the name Tidal after Jay Z bought their Norwegian parent company Aspiro for $56.2 million. The new Tidal apparently offers a catalog...Read More