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).
That's according to research commissioned by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), which found that
Last year, Japan startled the industry by almost beating the US in total recording sales.
Legal frivolities aside, this raises some serious questions about the perils of free internships.
The decision to blacklist Digital Music News comes at a 'moment of impotence' for indie label consortium Merlin.
Grammy-award musician and entrepreneur Will.i.am partnered up with licensing and strategic marketing firm memBrain Licensing based in Beverly Hills.
It's one of those situations that you hope never happens to you.
If you're a New Yorker, you probably know WNYC's Soundcheck, hosted by
For many, summer is reminiscent of dancing (and drinking) away at sprawling outdoor concerts. If you are a former or prior music festival enthusiast, here are few of the bigger ones coming up in the next few days.
It's that difficult question that keeps resurfacing:
It was the panel 'Connecting Creators and Consumers' that resulted in the most heated debates at last week's World Creators Summit.
The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) Board of Directors announced that David Israelite will continue his role as the organization's President and CEO through 2018. Israelite has served as President and CEO of NMPA since 2005 and will proceed to oversee all operations, from the organization's legal strategy to its implementation of government affairs and advocacy.
The following comes from Jeff Price and Peter Wells, both co-founders of TuneCore and now... Audiam.
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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.
...from the desk of Paul Resnikoff, publisher, Digital Music News.
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.