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,…

Ad Nauseam

Advertising revenue is quickly becoming critical in the music industry. This is in part because general mobile and tablet advertising income currently exceed desktop ad…

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…

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…

ISP Takedown Notices

‘Graduated response plans’ are geared towards fighting illegal online file sharing and have been implemented over the past two and a half years in France,…