Are Record Labels Still Relevant?

While record labels still exist, many in the industry question whether they’re still relevant to the modern music business, and if they still hold the power to elevate an artist. Continue reading

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Woman Owned Labels You Should Know About

In an industry with plenty of gender issues, it’s good to take a moment and recognize a few of the women leaders owning and operating some of the music business’s. Continue reading

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The Song Economy Is Just Getting Started: Here’s Why

Keith Jopling explores the development of the burgeoning song economy. This new music industry growth engine has spurred decades-old chestnuts back to the top of the charts, as well as. Continue reading

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Music Credits Come Of Age With ‘Sound Credit’

By its very nature, music is a collaborative process, but the individual contributions of musicians, producers, and engineers often receive little to no recognition, particularly as the streaming era has. Continue reading

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Convergence In Music Industry as Managers Become Labels, Distributors Become Marketers and More

In this piece, Jake Udell reflects on the how music companies are increasingly converging to become the same thing as they try to wear a growing number of hats in. Continue reading

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Artists Are Increasingly Rejecting Record Deals

Some record executives are starting to sweat, as  the music industry morphs into one where the climate is significantly more favorable towards a DIY way of doing business and many. Continue reading

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Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon Passes

Russ Solomon, founder of the legendary Tower Records chain, died on Sunday night, while drinking whisky and watching The Oscars. Solomon, 92, died from a heart attack, his son, Michael. Continue reading

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

Merlin Turns 5 With 20,000 Label Members, 3M Tracks Creative Commons To Create Tools To Help You Track Uses (And Misuses) Of Your Music Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: Crowdfunded. Continue reading

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How Music Streaming Services Could Help Artists, Fans, Labels, Charities & The Music Industry

Guest post by Benji Rogers (@benjikrogers), Founder & CEO of PledgeMusic. I'm not into streaming. I've never really made a secret of that, and as such it occurred to me. Continue reading

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SpotiWHY? Are Subscription Music Services A Sustainable Business Model?

MUST READ: Subscription music and streaming services have been everywhere lately especially Spotify – a service that many either love or hate. We've covering Spotify’s controversy with artist payments and. Continue reading

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