Robert Sillerman’s SFX

The recent and sudden collapse of SFX is a sobering lesson for the live music market. The business has many intermediaries and is perforce regional…

A Singular Idea

The Wu-Tang Clan has been making headlines in past weeks as they recently announced that their new record, The Wu – Once Upon a Time…

The Hit that Broke the Mold

On December 12, 2013, Beyoncé released her fifth studio album exclusively on iTunes without any radio promotion, roadside billboards, or viral campaigning. By the end…

Beats v. Spotify

As of January 21st Spotify now has a legitimate contender in the music streaming market, as Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s Beats Music steps into…

The Cost of Free

When it comes to recorded music, today’s consumers enjoy a free ride and seem to have all the answers.  Song sharing is there for the…

Samsung Ships Out Jay-Z

True to its tagline, it looks like Samsung is intent on being “The Next Big Thing.” What better way for Samsung to establish itself as…

Lessons from Karmin

Karmin, formed in November 2009, is the platinum-selling pop/hip hop duo of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, two students of Berklee College of Music. The…

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…

Holding Out For Vinyl

The U.S. Copyright Act requires that in order for a work to be entitled to copyright protection, it must be “fixed in a tangible medium…

Psychographics and Fan Retention

Overview This article provides guidance on how a musician, label or any other content creator can identify a target audience, encourage the most ardent customers…