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May 30, 2019

SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERS SHOULD NEVER BE AN AFTERTHOUGHT FOR DIGITAL SERVICES.’

This month marks a year since Elena Segal, a widely respected figure in music industry circles, was appointed as Apple Music’s first ever Global Director of […]
May 23, 2019

Intellectual property assets: Breaking the ice for blockchain-based economic networks

An icebreaker is a specialized ship that uses its momentum to move through the frozen surface of a body of water. But counterintuitively, its bow isn’t […]
May 23, 2019

ART BY THE NUMBERS: Intelligence Report Spring 2019 by ARTNet

This second artnet Intelligence Report drills down into the fact that art is never divorced from commerce, politics, or economics—much as we might like to think […]
May 23, 2019

KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM IFPI’S GLOBAL MUSIC REPORT 2019

1. RECORDED MUSIC REVENUES ARE GROWING – DRIVEN BY PAID STREAMING In 2018, the global recorded music market grew by 9.7% to US$19.1 billion.  At the heart of this […]
May 21, 2019

PRODUCERS: SAMPLE CLEARING 101

If you've used a sample in your track and you've got plans to release it then getting it cleared is vital. Many, many artists have paid large amounts of money for not getting permission for their samples before they got big. If you do it early enough getting clearance can be a lot easier than you think. And it will cost less. This section takes you through the process including:
May 21, 2019

Rapper Logic Says Sample Clearances Are Ruining Hip-Hop

Maryland Rapper Logic caused a stir when he sent an impassioned tweet berating rights holders for taking more than their fair share of sample publishing. His tweet went […]
May 20, 2019

The Opportunities & Perils of Big Studio Business: Q&A with Tony Drootin of Platinum Sound, NYC

How does a serious recording studio succeed? You can ask the Young Guns how they’re tackling this tricky business, but sometimes it’s best to hear it […]
May 20, 2019

8 Essential Podcasts For Music Creators

If you’re trying to make it in music, there’s plenty of ways to achieve Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule. Sure, you’ll need to spend as much […]
May 19, 2019

‘ReMastered: The Lion’s Share’ looks at the thorny history of a ubiquitous pop song

In the eighth and final installment of Netflix‘s rich ReMastered music documentary series, The Lion’s Share, directors Jeff and Mike Zimbalist pick up on the trails […]