VEVO has just announced that monthly average streams of music videos on their platform has increased by almost 50% from a year earlier. The online platform, controlled by Universal Music Group and Sony Entertainment now has monthly average views of nearly 6 billion as at December 2013. Interestingly 65% of videos are being watched on […]
From unmarked brown packaged vinyl to obsessively collated mp3’s, the existence of ‘bootleg’ live recordings has always been contentious. A top concern for artists is that bootlegs are usually created without authorization from the artist. Deciding whether or not bootlegs are in the best interest of an artist and their career depends on a number of […]
Beats Music is licensing indies with Merlin, how do the royalty rates compare to majors? Rdio goes auto, announces integration into Tesla vehicles. New services to expect on Google’s Chromecast, while YouTube cracks down on fake views and more from last week’s music business headlines.
Your weekly guide to music business news …and everything else you may have missed last week that matters in music. Digital, Streaming and Subscription Labels and Publishing Deals Legal and Royalties Did you watch the GRAMMY Awards last night? Who do you think deserved each category’s awards and which mash-up of artists […]
Catch NMS Executive Director and TommyBoy CEO, Tom Silverman discuss his thoughts on Adapting music distribution to digital, and what’s next for the music business…all building up to the New Music Seminar this June!
Founder of Def Jam Records and former head of Warner Music Group, Cohen will present his new venture, 300, a music content company devoted to the discovery and development of the artists of the future. The new company is in fact, named after the famous Spartan battle against the Persians, mythologized in the movie 300 […]
May 30, 2013 (NYC) – The Soul Rebels have just announced that they will headline New Music Seminar’s 2013 Opening Night Red Carpet Event. The eight-piece brass, percussion and vocal ensemble blends rock, hip-hop, funk, R&B and soul for a unique sound that has propelled them to major festival stages around the world. The Opening Night Party […]
A recent piece by Stephen Marcone in the Berklee Music Business Journal makes it clearer than ever as record sales diminish, the increasing importance in creating a new music business model – both for artists and record companies. From Marcone’s article: One of the most popular models was explained by Tom Silverman, CEO of Tommy Boy […]