Let this be a stunning statistical warning for all ye who dare enter the Chinese music market.
The decision to blacklist Digital Music News comes at a 'moment of impotence' for indie label consortium Merlin.
It's really hard not to laugh at these YouTube royalty checks being sent out by the Harry Fox Agency. Last month, a publisher shared a check for $0.00; this time, a separate publisher got this in the mail (and couldn't resist sharing it).
This is a critical point that keeps coming up about Pandora, a company whose pursuit of lowered royalties is now becoming obsessive. According to a comparative research report released today by economist Jeffrey Eisenach, Pandora's royalty rates are completely reasonable — and oftentimes lower — than other retailers that purchase and repackage materials from other producers.
If you read Digital Music News for the comments, know this: less than 0.5 percent of our readers actually post comments, which means lots of opinion and information is sitting on the sidelines.
Last year, Japan startled the industry by almost beating the US in total recording sales.
South by Southwest (SXSW) is one of the biggest — if not the biggest — music industry event in the world (with tech not far behind). And just months after the last one finished, SXSW organizers have now confirmed dates for next year.
Universal Music Canada (UMC) announced today a partnership deal with PledgeMusic, an international direct-to-fan music company, that will provide UMC artists access to the platform and resources of the team.
Legal frivolities aside, this raises some serious questions about the perils of free internships.
A bipartisan group of six new Members of Congress and a Senator are in full support of the Local Radio Freedom Act that dictates "Congress should not impose any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge relating to the public performance of sound recording on a local radio station for broadcasting sound recordings over-the-air, or on any business for such public performance of sound recordings.
For many, summer is reminiscent of dancing (and drinking) away at sprawling outdoor concerts. If you are a music festival enthusiast, here are few of the bigger ones coming up in the next few days.
The following comes from Jeff Price and Peter Wells, both co-founders of TuneCore and now... Audiam.
That's according to research commissioned by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), which found that
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Why wait for some limited-edition vinyl release, when you can make your own limited runs at home! Enter the VinylRecorder T560, which has the power to instantly elevate anyone to über-hipster status.
Maybe we just need to have heroes; things to worship without the complicated realities attached.
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Which also means, every time someone like Spotify enters a new market, BitTorrent traffic also declines.
If you ask Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino about the aging artist problem, he'll point you to some very popular younger artists.