Shazam!

Music identification technology has changed the way consumers and brands interact, both by creating new ways to consume and discover content and by influencing how…

Lessons for DIY Musicians: II

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two installments dealing with DIY issues. We printed the first in August 2014. There, Fuller covered music production,…

The Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest is considered the most watched non-sporting event in the world, reportedly gathering an estimated audience of 125 million worldwide. Member nations…

Roger Faxon, Captain of Industry

Roger Faxon has had a distinguished career in the entertainment industry. He was executive vice president/COO at LucasFilm, a founding partner of the film and…

Toward Global Rights

Music is a complex commodity bundled with many rights. As intellectual property, it requires licenses to transact legally. But in today’s marketplace, clearances from owners…

sponsors take over

Sponsors Take Over

In the 1960s and 1970s, the consensus among major artists was to avoid corporate sponsors. The only true sponsor was an artist’s record label. Musicians…