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  • Understanding International Digital Music Licensing

    Understanding International Digital Music Licensing Have you ever wondered why Spotify, Pandora or even iTunes didn’t launch their services worldwide from the very beginning? This interesting panel on international digital music licensing discusses the challenges of international digital music licensing, royalties, technology and everything in between....
  • Who’s Investing in Music?

    Who’s Investing in Music? Many major labels report that only 10% to 20% of  their investments in new artists are profitable. That means that 80% to 90% of the time, major record labels loose money. To make matters worse, the recorded music industry overall is experiencing a significant decline, shrinking...
  • Managing Innovation in the Music Industry

    Managing Innovation in the Music Industry Ever since the advent of P2P sharing with Napster, the music industry really hasn’t been managing innovation. If anything, they’ve been acting like a deer caught in headlights and stalling innovation. Indeed, the CEO’s of the large record labels and royalty societies have...
  • The Rise of the Musicpreneur

    The Rise of the Musicpreneur With the rapid decline of the music industry as a whole, it is becoming increasingly difficult for both signed and unsigned artists to make a living from their music in the long-term. Only the top 0.1% of artists can make a substantial living. But...
  • Interview With The Guy Who Killed The Music Industry

    Interview With The Guy Who Killed The Music Industry Did Napster co-founder Sean Parker kill the music industry by facilitating the illegal downloading of music via P2P? Here he is more than a decade and a few hundred million dollars in his pocket later talking about his latest start-up...
  • Is Taylor Swift The Smartest Person In Music?

    Is Taylor Swift The Smartest Person In Music? Maybe an exaggeration, but Taylor Swift certainly got attention when she pulled her catalogue from various streaming music services in protest of the low royalties being paid....
  • The Music Industry Is About To Change…

    The last 30 years reshaped the music business in a way we never could have imagined. Music as a product changed dramatically (e.g. from LPs to MP3s) and the ups and downs in worldwide sales would make the most hardened theme park visitor queasy. Nonetheless, we have yet to...
  • UK music industry generated £3.8bn in 2013

    UK Music Industry generated £3.8 billion The Guardian newspaper reported that the British music industry contributed £3.8bn to the UK economy in 2013, according to an annual trade report. With the sector seeing a 9% growth over the year before, lobbyists called for a stronger national copyright framework to increase...
  • Revenue Sources in the Music Industry

    By David Goldstein Watch the music industry’s revenue sources evolve over the years. Our friends over at Business Insider posted this interesting article and chart that shows how things have changed. The CD has slowly but surely been dying with the advent of the Internet. P2P services like Napster and...