The following op-ed comes from Ne-Yo, one of the most successful songwriters in the world.
Songwriters shouldn’t have to subsidize the billion-dollar streaming industry.
The music streaming business has seen a lot of attention in the last few weeks with the introduction […]
Smule has announced that they’ve raised $38 million in equity and debt funding. The round was led by Adam Street Partners. Previous investors who also participated in the round include Bessemer Ventures, Shasta Ventures, and City National who provided the debt financing.
Dave Welsh […]
TIDAL is coming off the download high that their celebrity-studded launch gave them, but they aren’t fading into obscurity just yet.
Comparing TIDAL and Spotify is like comparing In-N-Out and McDonald’s. They’re both selling the same thing, but one […]
So much of the conversation for the past few years has revolved around a very narrow idea of what streaming means to the industry. Too many focus on one number: amount per play. Streaming can be incredibly beneficial at growing and aiding an artist […]Read more
On April 1st, 2014, we ‘reported‘ that Google was planning to buy Spotify for $4.1 billion. This was the reaction inside Sony Music Entertainment…
Image: ‘The Story of the Recorded Word,’ from the New York Public Library Main Building: McGraw […]
Nancy Tellem of Interlude
Interlude has hired Nancy Tellem as Executive Chairman and Chief Media Officer. She will also be responsible for fostering relationships inside Hollywood. Tellem was previously President of CBS Network Television Group and Corporate Vice President and President of […]Read more
Katy Perry’s attempt to register a trademark for the “Left Shark” figure and phrase has been denied.
She also tried to register the terms “Right Shark”, “Drunk Shark”, and “Basking Shark”.
Perry’s attempt to […]
Marina Diamandis (aka Marina and the Diamonds) recently made some ripples when she blasted the number of albums that are co-written. She wants major labels and pop music to include more albums that are written by the stars that sing the songs.
Well, co-writes aren’ […]