Brexit and the Music Industry

On June 23rd 2016, the U.K. voted in favor of leaving the European Union. The referendum put the majority at 52%, with England and Wales in…

Crowding Out Live Music

In a recent study of New York, Fabian Holt describes how many small live music venues have come under threat as the market changes and…

A Hybrid Record Label

In February of 2014, Warner Music Group and Shazam announced that they would enter into a “strategic collaboration” in which Warner would have access to…

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…

Music in the Twilight Zone

On March 25th, 2014 Facebook made news again. Following the nineteen billion dollar purchase of high tech startup WhatsApp in February, Chairman and CEO Mark…