A Paul McCartney / Sony-ATV Brief

On January 18, 2017, Paul McCartney filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, against Sony/ATV Music Publishing (SATV).…

Music’s Quantitative Methods

Today, recommendation engines designed to curate the perfect individual playlist are redefining both the demand and supply side of the music industry, affecting how listeners…

2016 in Review

New developments marked the US music business in 2016, There was welcome growth in recorded music sales driven by more streams and streaming services. Still,…

Songwriters vs. the DOJ

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…

Back and Forth in China

China, the second largest economy in the world, should be a beacon for the future of the music industry. Communism has given way to a…

An Update on Reversion Rights

What do Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Tom Waits, Kris Kristofferson, and Bob Dylan all have in common? They released iconic albums that generated millions of…

Copyright Inefficiency

Allowing others the freedom to sample and remix a musician’s work can be a true positive for everyone involved. In the age of technology, there…

Clear Channel’s Giant Step

The largest broadcasting group for radio in the US is Clear Channel Communications, and much of its holdings are in terrestrial radio.  It recently struck…