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.
Changes in the structure of the music industry over the past few years have precipitated the rise of third party publishing companies. Here we speak with the CEO of one such company, Lip Sync Music, who is working to help smaller groups of DIY artists with the promotion and syndication of their music.
Launched in 2011, Turntable.fm represented a new way of listening to music socially online. Although it initially gained a great deal of traction among users, Turntable could not sustain its growth and was forced to shutdown. This discussion with founder Billy Chasen sheds some light on exactly what went wrong.
The rise of social media, websites, email lists, platforms for music promotion has impacted the music industry in a positive way, but with all upsides come downsides. Yannick Ilunga spoke with New York-based attorney Jo-Ná Williams to discuss best practices to protect your music on The Jazz Spotlight.
By Kyle Bylin, author of Promised Land: Youth Culture, Disruptive Startups, and the Social Music Revolution.
Edison Research, a New Jersey-based market research firm, introduced its “Share of Ear” study in June 2014, where it showed the share of everything in the audio space. For the first time, the amount of time that people spend listening to broadcast radio, streaming music services, and owned music, among other audio sources, could be compared side by side.