Apple Music’s Debut

Apple revolutionized the music industry with the launch of the iPod and iTunes in 2003, when it became the first company to monetize music successfully…

Spotify’s Clout

In the last four months three new streaming platforms were launched: Apple Music, Tidal, and Google Play Music. Others, among them YouTube, Deezer, and Rdio,…

MIDEM in the Music Industry

MIDEM, the music industry conference held in France that is owned by communications company Reed MIDEM, targets the creativity and synergy of musicians, music entrepreneurs,…

GRD’s Failure

In the era of the Internet, it is still difficult to obtain information about the ownership and control of musical rights and works. This can…

PonoMusic: Cheeky

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…

The Value of Tidal

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…

Talent, Fans, and Equity Stakes

The Internet has been a catalyst for the democratization of creativity in art. The low-cost, high-reach communication tools it affords its users have allowed creators…

SXSW’s Anatomy

Founded in 1987, the South by Southwest Music Conference initially was introduced as a series of events highlighting both the unique location and year-round music…

Your Heart on Your Sleeve

In recent years, the evolution of wearable technology has resulted in an explosion of opportunities in the digital space. Wearable devices such as Google Glass,…