Music industry

Free Music

How the music industry could learn from open-source culture, and why a decentralized network of musicians and fans should lead the way forward.

Pitchfork

Want a Job in the Music Business? These Are the Cities You Should Live In

Big cities like New York and Los Angeles have more music industry jobs, but you're more likely to have a neighbor in the biz in Nashville.

Billboard

 

Why unpaid interns are bad for the music industry

Big US record labels are being sued by former interns who worked for free – how do their UK counterparts measure up?

The Guardian

Streaming music payments: how much do artists really receive?

Musician Zoë Keating earned $808 from 201,412 Spotify streams of tracks from two of her older releases in the first half of 2013, according to figures published by the cellist as a Google Doc.

The Guardian

Universal launches vinyl crowdfunding site to reprint rare and deleted albums

The Vinyl Project will allow fans to register their interest in the re-release of certain LPs, with Sonic Youth's Goo, Björk's Biophilia, Pulp's His N Hers and Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance currently being considered for the project.

The Guardian

What is the Best Music Distribution Company?

One of the most asked, yet inconclusive question among indie artists today is "which music distributor should I use?"

The Music Void

The joys and embarrassments of classical and pop music hybrids

Deutsche Grammophon's signing of Schiller is the latest example in classical-pop interdependence than can produce new sounds (good and bad).

Los Angeles Times

Musical America Special Report

In and out of the performing arts, organizations are working to tap the power of mobile marketing.

Musical America

Income Inequality Has Never Been Worse Among Touring Musicians

The internet has broken down the barrier between artists and fans, allowing anyone to distribute their music without the help of a record label via services such as iTunes and Spotify.

Digital Music News


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