A Fair Music Report

The logistics of correctly attributing the money earned from the sale and performance of recorded music has always been a daunting task. This is a…

Music 360º

Nielsen recently published its annual Music 360 Report, detailing consumer spending in music, especially subscription services. According to Nielsen, the appetite for music in the…

Apple Music’s Debut

Apple revolutionized the music industry with the launch of the iPod and iTunes in 2003, when it became the first company to monetize music successfully…

Spotify’s Clout

In the last four months three new streaming platforms were launched: Apple Music, Tidal, and Google Play Music. Others, among them YouTube, Deezer, and Rdio,…

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…

Shortchanging Covers

On February 5, 2015, the US Copyright Office released a comprehensive set of recommendations on how to revise copyright law called “Copyright and the Music…

2014: Year in Review

Records and live performances define the state of the music market. 2014 was special for two things: a consumer preference for accessing a recording with…

A&R in a Digital Age

A&R executives are being forced to change their game. This is in part because streaming services such as Spotify and YouTube are fragmenting the music…

BABA & Music

On September 19th, the Alibaba Group had its Initial Public Offering, the largest in history, on the New York Stock Exchange. Alibaba quickly became the…

Spotify’s Secret Weapon

Spotify announced in March the acquisition of The Echo Nest, the industry’s leading music intelligence company. The deal signals the rising importance of big data…

A Trojan Horse

Amazon, one of the most storied online companies ever, may soon add music streaming to the list of services and industries it is a player…