Friday, 21 November 2014

why Irving Azoff's new company has (some) leverage over YouTube

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/6327148/why-irving-azoffs-new-company-has-some-leverage-over

Friday, 6 December 2013

interview with Martin Goldschmidt of Cooking Vinyl

what Spotify's royalty numbers don't tell us

This includes the claim that artists (not labels) are "paid by their 'market share.' This means the higher the percentage of Spotify’s total streams an artist comprises, the higher payout he receives per stream. Macklemore and Rihanna, the most streamed artists of 2013, receive more than Galaxie 500. Interestingly, Spotify calculates this by artist, not by song, so a modest hit by Galaxie 500 would earn a lower per-stream rate than an unpopular Macklemore song."

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Saturday, 5 January 2013

4 facts about indie labels making money from YouTube

http://pigeonsandplanes.com/2013/01/4-facts-about-indie-labels-making-money-from-youtube

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The Pirate Bay promoting artists

Lucian Grainge interviewed by Hits

http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/news/newsPage.cgi

"I think that the consumer has so much more now in terms of choices. I think that Nirvana, and possibly the Beatles and certainly punk were the equivalent of social networking without the technology. And I'm not sure that that can be repeated because there's so much technology for filling the emotional algorithm of need itself."

why the music industry needs another iPod moment

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

how Billy Van went from 2000 to 100,000 fans using BitTorrent - case study

http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2012/08/how-billy-van-went-from-2000-to-100000-fans-case-study.html

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

8 things Spotify could do to show they care about musicians

Here's a List of Every Single Digital Music Service In the World...


"That is, legal or 'legitimate' services as recognized by label trade group IFPI (which means a few, really big services are missing). Still, this is a list of more than 500 services across 78 countries, which begs the question: why aren't they selling more?"

Friday, 20 January 2012

how ten major songwriters make money

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/photos/how-10-major-songwriters-make-big-money-20120119

featuring The Dream, Dan Wilson, Lady Gaga, Mark Foster, Dr Luke, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Cee-Lo Green, Taylor Swift, Will.i.am, Benny Blanco and Eminem.