While for many the idea of a record label has become antiquated and anachronistic, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, and Jack White appear to disagree. Here George Howard speaks with John Simson (one of the founders of SoundExchange) about the economic incentives, both current and potential, for artists who own their own labels.
In another segment of his series regarding the healing benefits of music, George Howard speaks with Andy Tubman, one of the founders of Musical Health Technologies about SingFit, a service which builds products designed to help people with Alzheimer's and ADHD use the creative power of music to their advantage.
In a followup to an article he wrote in 2014 regarding the potential for cryptocurrency to revolutionize the music industry, recording artist/songwriter D.A. Wallach recently did an interview with Forbes in which he speaks about problems in the architectural structure of the music industry, and the need for a distributed registry.
Recently Finnish-American singer-songwriter Janita did an interview with Forbes regarding her #IRespectMusic movement, an interview which Forbes later declined to publish. Here Janita examines the reasons behind the reversal of Forbes' decision, as well as providing the original interview in it's entirety.
In this Music Consultant interview they speak with Scott Herring, a digital music entrepreneur who got in on the game early and, most recently, has been serving as the head of operations for OnRamp Digital, a platform designed to help unsigned artists create, and profit from, cover songs posted to YouTube.
When it was originally begun, CASH Music was catering to the needs of only a few choice musicians who believed that the traditional label model was not for them. CASH Music instead worked to directly connect fans with artists as a means of financing their music. Since then, crowdfunding has only increased in popularity, as has CASH.