The Drama of Artist Payments

In recent times, artists/songwriters, who once made their living recording and writing songs, have been severely affected by the slump in royalty revenue coming from…

Gross Margin Blues

There has been a lot of excitement around streaming lately. At the end of last year, Apple launched their own service that amassed over ten…

Adele’s Choice

Adele is officially the top selling artist of 2015. 25 sold more than the next three ranked albums combined in the U.S. and broke all…

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…

YouTube’s Music Pangs

It’s been rumored for quite some time that Google is working on an on-demand music streaming service to be run through their video streaming service…

Hi Fi Streams

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.…

Deezer USA

French, web-based streaming service Deezer, which has yet to officially launch in the U.S, has been vamping up its efforts here for the past couple…

Pandora’s Provocation

Pandora Media is locked in a no-holds-barred fight for profitability. The commotion is affecting a large contingent of stakeholders—songwriters, music publishers, performance rights organizations, terrestrial…

Apple Takes on Radio

When Apple held its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference in San Francisco on June 10, it launched a new operating system and a new Mac Pro.…

Bundle It and They Will Come

Spotify recently signed a bundling deal with Orange-Switzerland’s “Orange Young” line of cell phones offered to customers under the age of twenty-eight.  The Swiss deal…