Modernizing the Hot 100

In February of 2013, Billboard and Nielsen made another modification to the “Billboard Hot 100” chart, the official singles chart in the United States.  The…

Lessons from Karmin

Karmin, formed in November 2009, is the platinum-selling pop/hip hop duo of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, two students of Berklee College of Music. The…

The Copyleft Tradition

In past years, music has firmly established itself as a free good in the minds of many consumers, making it increasingly difficult to monetize and…

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…

Rebellion of the Masses

  Creativity and Music on the Internet The Internet’s growth has had a dramatic impact on the music industry.  As it became more accessible, services…

Our Essay on Rebecca Black

Without dispute, Rebecca Black and the song “Friday” have taken the world by a storm. The video was made in January and uploaded to YouTube…

Back to VEVO: Music Videos on TV

Video is the fastest growing segment on the Internet and a quick glance at the top ranked videos on YouTube will reveal music videos occupying almost all of the top slots.

YouTube: The New Radio Star?

With the rise of online file sharing and data-streaming, copyright infringement is currently at an all time high. Now, the future of the industry finds…