A2IM Calls Out Billboard For “Erroneous” Independent Music Power Players List

Billboard has published its latest Independent Power Player Edition and A2IM, the U.S. indie label sector's top trade organization, is crying foul over the magazine's definition of independent, which includes. Continue reading

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MON. BRIEF: Universal May Nullify Prince Deal • Discogs Attacked • Mysteryland Fest Canceled • More

Monday 4.24.17 Music Business News From Around The Web The complexity of Prince's Warner Music deal is causing headaches and lost revenue for Universal. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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WMG Launches Fan-Driven, Vinyl-Only Label Run Out Groove

Warner Music Group has launched Run Out Groove, a fan-driven, vinyl-only record label. Initial offerings include Echo & The Bunnymen, Golden Smog, MC5, Secret Machines and Solomon Burke.

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Last Week In Music Commentary

This week in the music commentary, Brian Hazard discusses why Patreon is right for him, Peter Hollens explains how he changed the music industry from his living room, and Ed. Continue reading

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Alternative Power 100 List Honors Women In The Music Business

Only 14 women were among the 153 honored in this year's Billboard Power 100. On this International Women's Day, music industry network SheSaid.So has released their second Alternative Power 100. Continue reading

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Facebook Looks To Hire Legal Director Of Music Licensing As It Beefs Up Music Team

A new job posting adds provides further proof that Facebook is finally getting serious about music. Facebook is now advertising for a Legal Director of Music Licensing to join Tamara. Continue reading

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Everything I Know About Digital Entrepreneurship, I Learned from YouTube

Here Peter Hollens outlines how YouTube can work as the perfect combination business school and incubator for the eager digital entrepreneur, as it allows artists to learn how to foster. Continue reading

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Portlandia Stars Suggest Special Grammy For Attorneys That Sue Songwriters [VIDEO]

The recent slew of over-the-top plagiarism lawsuits leveled against artists in recent years has left much of the music industry's creative personnel on edge. This recent "Grammy for Suing" clip. Continue reading

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Sony’s Obermann Moves To WMG As Chief Digital Officer, EVP Biz Dev

Warner Music Group has hired Sony's Ole Obermann to oversee the company’s global business development, with a focus on new digital revenue opportunities and streaming.

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AM BRIEF: Vevo Works To Find Niche • Live Royalties Top $8B • A&R Power Player List • More

Wednesday 11.23.16 Music Business News From Around The Web  Vevo was created by labels as a YouTube alternative.  Year's later it's still struggling to find its raison d'être. Updated continuously under. Continue reading

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