Music industry

MusicBiz competition to fight copyright crime

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has recently launched 'MusicBiz', a competition aimed at helping 14-18 year olds better understand how artists, songwriters and bands are rewarded for their creativity.

Music Teacher Magazine

The LSE paper on copyright and creative industries - theory over reality

A new paper by the London School of Economics (LSE) claims that copyright infringement does not hurt the creative industries and that measures designed against it are not effective.


The demise of the creative industries? This, too, will pass

Let's start at the very beginning. Just like everybody else, creative types have to be able to buy food and need a place to lay their heads. If they don't, they will cease to be creative.



Who will sing Aida?

Today lots of young singers take roles that are far too big for their voices. Agents cheer them on, eager for their clients to enter the spotlight.

The Economist

5 Music Start-Ups to Watch

The future of music goes far beyond streaming. These start-ups are upending traditional business models and putting the artists in charge.


Another Piece Of The Music Business Evolves

It's rare when a trade association reinvents itself. After all, they mostly fall into the same trap as most corporations, trying to maintain the status quo rather than experiencing the change needed to keep growing.


'Music tourism' creates £2.2bn for UK economy

With 120,000 Glastonbury tickets selling out in just over an hour, so-called music tourism is proving to be very big business in the UK.


Why the Music Industry Doesn't Care About Selling Music Anymore

In today's new music industry of peer-to-peer file sharing, download stores, and on-demand streams, it's hard enough for an artist to make money by selling their music.

Digital Music News

Classical Music Hell Week

Washington's shutdown drama is not the only one currently on offer: classical music in America is enduring its own hell week, the most significant crisis to affect the industry since the Great Recession took hold in 2008.

The New Yorker

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