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)...
June 12, 2017 – Marketing

June 12, 2017 – Marketing

HEADLINER Bacardi Will Help Aspiring Artists Every Time This Major Lazer Song Plays On Spotify Major Lazer said when it comes to collaborating with brands, they look for partners that will go beyond just writing a check to slap its logo on something. READ MORE (Fast...
May 30, 2017 – Music

May 30, 2017 – Music

HEADLINER The Relationship Between Brands And Music Needs To Evolve Modern partnerships between marketers and artists should go far beyond just a song in an ad. READ MORE (Fast Company) OPENING ACTS Spotify Settles Lawsuits, Adds Board Members As It Gets Ready To Go...