Seymour Stein Reveals “Embarrasing” Deal Made with Madonna

In this piece, soon to be 73-year-old music business legend and discoverer of Talking Heads as well The Ramones opens up with marked frankness about his groundbreaking career, as well. Continue reading

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Music Publishing News 11.4.16: Sony Settles w/ Songwriters • Germany OK’s YouTube • ICE Signs Soundcloud

Sony Music Entertainment has filed a joint agreement along with US publishers and songwriter organizations with the Copyright Royalty Board concerning proposed new statutory mechanical royalty rates.  

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Open Music Initiative Adds 80 Top Music Industry Partners

The Open Music Initiative (OMI), a non-profit collective spearheaded by Berklee College of Music's Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (ICE) is working to promote open source standards for music. Their efforts got. Continue reading

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Sony Music Settles Months Long Dispute With Songwriting Community

A joint agreement filed with the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board effectively ends a months long dispute between songwriters and Sony Music Entertainment.

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Warner Music, Avenged Sevenfold Test The Sacred 7 Year Rule

After the band bolted from Warner Music to drop their latest album with Capital Records, the former company is suing Avenged Sevenfold on the grounds that they violated their contract and. Continue reading

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Grooveshark’s Sam Tarantino: How One Music-Tech Shark Got His “Groove” Back

After the death of his co-founder and a company ending lawsuit, things were looking bleak for Grooveshark originator Sam Tarantino. Here he discusses how he came back from the lowest. Continue reading

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New Gatekeepers: How Streaming Platforms Are Taking Over The Music Industry

While major labels once held the majority of power within the music industry, able to pick and choose which artists they would buoy on to success, the tables seem to. Continue reading

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CHANGES @ ADA • Sony/ATV • ie:music • UPMG

Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), Warner Music Group’s independent distribution and services arm, has hired Christine Taylor as Senior Vice President, Finance. Taylor joins from Island Records. MORE:

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this edition of our look back through the past seven days of industry news, we examine SFX's continued action against Robert Sillerman, Pandora and Shazam's additions to their respective. Continue reading

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Why Music Will Never Be A Top Priority At Sony Corp [CHART]

Record labels and other music companies are, by necessity, businesses.  But in an age when each of the three major label groups is part of a larger conglomerate (WMG/Access Industries,. Continue reading

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