Music industry

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.

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

Major labels manipulate control of black music

For many years independent record labels, producers, writers and artists have been victims of unfairness and bias.

The St.Louis American

Five New and Unusual Crowdsourced Projects in Classical Music

From music libraries to actual compositions, anyone can contribute to a part of the classical music world these days.


1% Growth for U.S. Music Market

Led by gains in concerts and digital music, the overall U.S. music business can expect annual growth of just over 1% through 2017, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.


Is pirate music ever justified?

After Krystian Zimerman's recent outburst at an audience member for filming on their phone, Rupert Christiansen wonders if it will ever be possible to eliminate pirate recording.

The Telegraph

Copyright Review Under the Microscope at World Creators Summit

While U.S. register of copyright Marie Pallente called for Congress to perform a comprehensive review of copyright at the World Creators Summit held today in Washington, DC, other speakers during the day questioned if a surgical rewriting would be more practical to accomplish.


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