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…

Smart Artists, Smart Fans

The Internet age has drastically altered the dynamics of the interaction between corporations and their customers. Talking down at consumers, for instance, is less preferable…

Music Finance 2.0

The famous economist Joseph Schumpeter once coined the term “Creative Destruction” to describe the process whereby we constantly destroy old business models by innovating and…

Understanding Crowdfunding

  Musicians, artists, and music business entrepreneurs need cash to start a project and nurture it to fruition. They are hardly unique in this respect,…

Record Labels and the JOBS Act

The largest providers of capital in the music business, the major record labels, have been devastated over the last decade by the disruption of their…

Crowdfunding’s Logic

Crowdfunding is quickly becoming a useful alternative for musicians looking to pay for the production and distribution of their albums and concert tours. As will…

Amanda Palmer’s Prowess

Amanda Palmer, a punk cabaret singer and one of the most productive users of social media today, has set a new record for the highest…