Category Archives: Music Industry

January 17

Why Audio Never Goes Viral

An article from Digg on audio vs. video on the internet.  Worth a read. Why Audio Never Goes Viral.

December 18

Music acts fear they wont make waves if they dont play radio events for free | Helienne Lindvall | Media | theguardian.com

An interesting take on the nature of radio promo in the brave new world of the music business.  Is this a new version of payola or the only way to stay in business? Music acts fear they wont make waves if they dont play radio events for free | Helienne Lindvall | Media | theguardian.com.

September 29

Helping Bands Play to the Crowd, Long Before the Show – NYTimes.com

Only 15 shows booked so far, but an interesting idea – sort of the Air BnB of concert booking.  If this could be combined with the new trend in concerts in private homes, it could get really interesting. Helping Bands Play to the Crowd, Long Before the Show – NYTimes.com.

August 21

Spotify and Pandora artist payments: Not as exploitative as they’re made out to be. – Slate Magazine

And yet another take on the Spotify/streaming payment story. Because of the complexities of musical ownership and royalties, as well as the myriad ways of listening to and buying music, this story will always be like the story of the blind men trying to describe an elephant through the sense of touch.  Except in this […]

Will copyright be extended 20 more years? An old debate returns — Tech News and Analysis

Are we about to see an extension of the “Mickey Mouse Protection Act?” Will copyright be extended 20 more years? An old debate returns — Tech News and Analysis.

August 19

Streaming Shakes Up Music Industry’s Model for Royalties – NYTimes.com

More musicians weigh in on the subject of the financial side of online streaming: Streaming Shakes Up Music Industry’s Model for Royalties – NYTimes.com.

August 19

A blog about an email about a blog about a news article about music streaming | Zoë Keating

Cellist and independant musician Zoë Keating on the realities of making money from online music. A blog about an email about a blog about a news article about music streaming | Zoë Keating.