are a number of stories within the RIAA's release on
Thursday of mid-year numbers for the U.S. recording
industry. The industry as a whole was down about 5 percent.
Within that slight decline are gains, losses, subplots and
trends that deserve more analysis. Let's take a look.
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you’re a Grooveshark user, you should
probably start backing up your collection. In
a decision released Monday, the United States District
Court in Manhattan has found Grooveshark guilty of massive
copyright infringement based on a preponderance of internal
emails, statements from former top executives,
direct evidence from internal logs, and willfully deleted
files and source code.
U.S. Federal Court decision that Sirius XM violated
the Turtles' pre-1972 master copyrights by playing
their music without licensing it or paying
performance royalties is a big win for the music
industry, but does it have meaning beyond California
where the legal battle took place?
has been written in the last year about the
paucity of female voices on contemporary
country radio. What's gone unspoken in that
debate is the density it creates for the
other gender. There are so many men in the
field that establishing a unique brand is a
growing number of colleges, universities and other
educational institutions are giving students the
opportunity to learn about the music business with
hands-on experience and classes taught by teachers
from the industry.
services are proliferating at an alarming rate, as
the industry has come to recognize that access --
storing no files locally, but having millions
available -- will overtake ownership as the way that
most fans will listen to and interact with their
the outside, it looks simple: Terrestrial radio and
Internet-based music services play the songs, the creators
and performers of which are then compensated — no matter
where they play and when they were released — and everyone
in the business lives happily ever after.
Music Inc. (BMI) saw revenue collections grow to
$977 million in the past fiscal year, up 3.5 percent
from the $944 million it gathered the year
previously. Meanwhile royalty distributions to
publishers and songwriters grew 3.2 percent to $840
million from $814 million for the prior year ending
June 30, 2013.
to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf
of online ticket company, Eventbrite, Millenials
would rather spend money on experiences than things.
Millenials are not their
parents. They don’t care about flaunting wealth.
Fancy cars aren’t as important as reliable ones.
Or even having one at all. Millenials live for the
Corp. is spinning off their profitable line of DJ equipment
into a new company, Pioneer DJ. They will sell Pioneer
DJ to private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts &
Co. for 59 billion yen ($549 million).
Corp. will own 15 percent of Pioneer DJ. Their line
of DJ equipment includes CDJs, turntables, mixers,
headphones, and more. They recently released the
new PLX-1000 turntable.
you’re in a band and want to get signed. Welcome to a
very large club! Unfortunately, most bands won’t get
signed, but in this article we’re going to discuss how
to give yourself the very best chance.
our artist focus puts us in the crosshairs of
influential trade industry groups and their
corporate members." The Future of Music
Coalition responds to an op-ed published last week
by the Nat'l Music Publishers Assoc.'s David
meet (and play with) too many musicians who don’t want to
get to the venue early enough. Some like to arrive shortly
before they need to play, others slightly before doors and
others feel they’re being responsible by allowing the bare
minimum amount of time they believe they’ll need to load
in, setup and sound check before start time or doors.
Radio has increased its forecast for subscription
growth by 200,000 accounts. The company now expects
to finish the year with net subscriber additions of
1.45 million, which would bring total subscribers to