USA Today Asks Digital Music News, “What’s Up With Streaming Concerts?”

Is there any ‘there there’ in concert streaming?  Here’s what I told USA Today on the topic.


“Streaming concerts are suddenly everywhere, in all shapes and sizes,” says Paul Resnikoff, the founder of Calif.-based Digital Music News, a source for industry information.  “And the quality is approaching HD (high definition) ‘amazing.'”

“The vision [with streaming] is that the concert experience spreads far and wide, generating revenue beyond the actual venue itself,” Digital Music News publisher Paul Resnikoff said.  “Coachella (the annual three-day music and arts festival held in Indio, Calif.) may grow or maintain its relevance and importance to music fans over the next decade, thanks to smart streaming strategies.”


“How do you put a price tag on that?”


The full article, here.


4 Responses

  1. GGG

    Ask Thom Yorke. Still waiting for those post-Spotify pull Erase and AfP numbers to prove he was right. Wonder why they aren’t releasing them?

  2. Tonsotunez

    From a songwriter’s perspective there are two issues to be addressed by the venue,the concert producer and the artist:

    1. Is the venue licensed by a Performing Rights Society; and,

    2. If the concert is to be recorded and archived for later viewing, have synchronization licenses been secured from the copyright owners of the songs used in the performance

    The artists may own the particular performance but if they don’t own the songs (including songs they have written and assigned the rights to a third party music publishers) they may be open to possible copyright infringement actions.

    Also artists should take a close look at any documents (releases) they are asked to sign prior to the concert to be sure they aren’t granting rights they don’t have the right to grant.

    • Visitor

      Gd’damn lawyers and publishers kill businesses before ANYONE makes money on them.

      If it were up to people like them the airplane would have never been created due to patents and potential liability suits.

      • Tonsotunez

        Now, let’s say you are opening a steak house, would you ever suggest that the supplier of your beef forgo payments until you find out if you are successful?

        Interestingly enough, digital musical applications can’t function without music. The law requires that developers of music apps seek approval for the use of the music they wish to use. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the owners of the rights to the music will charge, initially, for such use … but, the option should ALWAYS be their choice.