Category: Music Business

Breaking: Aurous Is Now Being Sued by Atlantic, Warner Bros., UMG, Sony, and Capitol Records

by Paul Resnikoff   The following is a breaking story; please check back for ongoing developments.   Less than three days after launch, Aurous, dubbed the...

SoundCloud Has 99 Problems, But Traffic Isn’t One

By: Paul Resnikoff If SoundCloud has 99 problems, why isn’t falling traffic one of them? As this article is being written, Soundcloud is battling a serious...

Jive and Arista Labels Shut Down

by Shirley Halperin In an interview with THR, CEO Peter Edge and COO Tom Corson explain why it was time to “retire those brands” and how the artists reacted. Amid...

DSP’s Build off the backs of Artists?

by: Paul Resnikoff Forbes has already declared Apple Music a failure, but maybe Apple is already winning for artists.  That’s because Apple demands a subscription...

France to provide Artists a Minimum Wage

By Andrew Flanagan The same day (Oct. 2) that tech thought leaders met at Berklee’s Boston campusto identify and discuss some structural and technological problems...

Justice Dept. to Re-Focus on Intellectual Property

By Andrew Flanagan The fight against digital piracy, seemingly lost by the time U.S. introduced the toothless and too-late Copyright Alert System, appears to have woken...

YouTube Send Video Compliance Notices

YouTube has sent an email to content owners warning that their videos will be pulled down if they don’t agree to the T&Cs of its upcoming subscription service by...

WHY SPOTIFY THINKS FREE MUSIC IS WORTH BILLIONS

Spotify has mounted a strong defence of the commercial potential of its free tier, through a new Europe-wide study conducted by global market research firm TNS. The...

EX CEO INVESTS IN STREAMING SERVICE SAAVN

Arun Sarin, who was the CEO of Vodafone Group from 2005-2008, has joined Indian streaming service Saavn as a strategic advisor – and made a significant investment in...

UNIVERSAL LAUNCHES LABEL WITH AD AGENCY

Those who worry that global brands and music artists are becoming too close for comfort, look away now. Universal has teamed up with French ad agency BETC – owned by...

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