Music industry

Singers and their Finances, Part One: The Challenges

This will be the first of two pieces on the subject because, sad to say, it is challenging and complex. I have discovered that most people don't understand how difficult it is for singers to manage financially unless they are superstars.

WQXR

Bengali music companies seek legal protection

The Bengali music industry wants the West Bengal government to introduce the Goonda Act and include music piracy as a major offence.

The Times of India

France's Proposed Smartphone Tax Could Support Ailing Music Retailers

On Friday morning, culture minister Aurelie Filippetti discussed the proposed new 1% tax on smartphones, tablets, e-readers and computers and said the money raised could go to embattled music retailers.

Billboard

Julie's Bicycle

Formed in 2007, Julie's Bicycle is a non-profit organization working to make environmental sustainability intrinsic to the business, art, and ethics of the creative industries.

BPI

Music and How the Money Flows

How are musicians and songwriters compensated when their music is played on the radio, sold on digital platforms, webcast or streamed on interactive services?

Future of Music Coalition

Japan Is About to Become the Largest Music Market In the World

Last year, Japan startled the industry by almost beating the US in total recording sales. Now, it appears that Japan may grab the crown as the biggest music market in 2013, with healthy physical sales a big part of the reason.

Digital Music News

Class-action lawsuit filed in NYC against Warner Music, Atlantic over unpaid internships

A former intern has filed a class-action lawsuit against Warner Music Group and Atlantic Records over his unpaid internship.

Global News

Is China the future of Western classical music?

Nicholas Platt may have a longer association with the evolving Chinese culture than anyone currently in the U.S. diplomatic corps.

Philly.com

The history of merchandising in music

As with most things in modern music - it started with The Beatles. Every year the Elvis Presley estate pulls in $40 million in revenue, however Elvis Presley Enterprises, the arm set up to hopefully profit from Elvis merchandising was set up in 1954, and lay dormant for many years, until his death in 1977.

The Music Network


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