Hackathon Time

A new way of doing things in the startup world is being copied in academia and beyond. The “hackathon” is a method for making an…

MIDEM in the Music Industry

MIDEM, the music industry conference held in France that is owned by communications company Reed MIDEM, targets the creativity and synergy of musicians, music entrepreneurs,…

SXSW’s Anatomy

Founded in 1987, the South by Southwest Music Conference initially was introduced as a series of events highlighting both the unique location and year-round music…

Your Heart on Your Sleeve

In recent years, the evolution of wearable technology has resulted in an explosion of opportunities in the digital space. Wearable devices such as Google Glass,…

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…

The Future of Music and MIDEM

MIDEM is one of the largest conventions devoted to the state of the music industry. Hosted annually in the southern-coastal city of Cannes, France during…

Soda Brands Tap Music Well

Music has become the centerpiece for global marketing campaigns involving Coca-Cola and Pepsi, two of the most valuable brands in the world today1. Both companies…

Taking Stock of SXSW Music

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music, film, and interactive festival and conference that is held annually in Austin, Texas. This most recent SXSW Music…