The Rise of Curated Playlists

The Rise of Curated Playlists

This piece was originally published in the August edition of Music Business Journal. Artists have traditionally commanded attention, serving as the primary inspirations and icons for diverse communities of fan bases around the world. However, with the unrelenting rise...
July 24, 2017 – Music

July 24, 2017 – Music

HEADLINER Gotye Apparently Turned Down Millions In YouTube Royalties PSY made $10 million in YouTube royalties when “Gangnam Style” surpassed 2 billion views, and “Somebody That I Used To Know” is currently just shy of a billion. So it seems Gotye gave up about $5M...
June 19, 2017 – Music

June 19, 2017 – Music

HEADLINER It’s Not Just Taylor Swift – Streaming Music’s Biggest Holdouts Are Caving In Even with the economic model still uncertain, more artists are realizing they have to get on the streaming bandwagon or face irrelevance. READ MORE (Fast Company)...
April 24, 2017 – Music

April 24, 2017 – Music

HEADLINER Apple Funds New Program To Turn Young Artists Into Pop Stars Apple Inc. is introducing a program to promote young musicians with a monthlong barrage of videos, playlists and new music, deepening the tech giant’s direct investment in artists through Apple...
April 3, 2017 – Music

April 3, 2017 – Music

HEADLINER Spotify, Apple Boost Music Business To Best Year In Two Decades In 2016, U.S. music sales grew 11% to $7.7 billion, the Recording Industry Association of America said. READ MORE (Bloomberg) OPENING ACTS Kobalt Launches App To ‘Demystify’...