Investing in Individuality

New investment opportunities are arising in the contemporary marketplace for music fans and investors. Enabled by the positive market turnaround streaming has brought upon the…

SoundCloud’s Uncertainty

Berlin-based streaming service SoundCloud has enabled its users to upload, record, promote, and share their original content online since it was founded by Alexander Ljung…

Crowdfunding Gives Fans Shares

More than three and a half years after the JOBS Act’s passage, the Securities and Exchange Commission has released its rules for the critical Title…

Talent, Fans, and Equity Stakes

The Internet has been a catalyst for the democratization of creativity in art. The low-cost, high-reach communication tools it affords its users have allowed creators…

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…

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 Time

The music industry once again is on the tipping point of another digital transformation, this time moving away from CD’s and downloads and into the…

Pandora’s IPO

Monetization of the music digital space has been slow and is yet to provide consolation for the dearth of revenue in the industry. But the…

Big Money Music Finance

Big Money Music Finance

Once upon a time, music companies could afford to spend a great deal of money on artist production and development through the revenue generated by…