Music industry

Why YouTube's Global Deal With Universal Publishing Isn't Simplifying Licensing...

The EU Commission has been complaining for a while about the difficulties of cross-border online licensing in Europe. Their aim is for users to be able to travel from country to country and still be able to access their subscription service, and for services to be available across the continent.

Digital Music News

London 2012 Olympic Games hits live music income

The body which collects and distributes song royalties for artists, PRS for Music, has found live music revenue were down by 15% from 2011 to 2012.

BBC

BBM Music to close 2 June, music doesn't sound better with you

BBM Music will close on the 2 June says the company less than two years after launching the socially geared music service, although says that date is "subject to change".

Pocket-lint

Reselling Digital Goods Is Copyright Infringement, Judge Rules

A federal judge is declaring as unlawful a one-of-a-kind website enabling the online sale of pre-owned digital music files. ReDigi, which opened in late 2011, provides a platform to buy and sell used MP3s that were once purchased lawfully through iTunes.

 Wired

This Is How Actual Consumers Actually Discover Music...

This is all part of a massive consumer research initiative happening at EMI, with the latest pieces recently revealed at SXSW. On the discovery front, the research shows that despite hundreds of digital discovery options and hundreds of millions invested in 'disruptive' startups, music discovery is mostly happening on traditional radio, traditional TV, and through word-of-mouth.

Digital Music News

Steve Jobs Was Wrong -- Consumers Want To Rent Their Music, Not Own It

It is great to see a modestly resurgent music industry after so many consecutive years of decline. Music consumption is stronger than ever and the bulk of it is in the form of streaming.

Forbes

Every day one perfoming arts company closes in Spain, according the sector

The fifth Mercantes Fair, to be held in Seville on 14 and 15 November, aims to be "an incentive" in this “critical” situation.

Since 1 September 2012, one performing arts company closes business every day in Spain. 

Daniel Martinez, president of the Spanish Federation of Business Associations of Theatre and Dance (FAETEDA) has painted a bleak picture for the sector it represents, which has worsened dramatically with the 13-point-rise of VAT of culture. "The situation is devastating," he said stressing the need to "restore dignity". Although there are no official contacts with the government on this issue, there are occurring conversations "with those who have decision-making capacity," said Martinez, for whom "there is only one possible partner: the PP (the governing party), because the rest is pure illusion.

 IFACCA

How To Make Your Music Career Highly Profitable And Sustainable

If you hold the belief that it is ‘wrong’ to try to make money with your musical talents, do not read any further…simply close this page now.

For those of you who have decided to continue reading….welcome. Fact is, the majority of musicians want to have a career in music. However, these musicians also doubt their abilities to make good money in music, and fear that they will not be able to support themselves. Unfortunately, these people end up pursuing non-music jobs where they work full time and despise every time they go to clock in. This is all done out of the idea that a ‘normal job’ is safe and secure, while a music related career is highly risky with little security. This is one of the very most common misconceptions that I see ALL THE TIME while training musicians to succeed in their careers! 

 musicthinktank.com

Playing to the crowd sources cash for recording

THE last time the Herald spoke to Greta Gertler, in 2009, the Bondi expat in New York was wondering if enough strangers were prepared to pay to help make her next album of orchestral pop songs.

After a decade in Brooklyn making do but hardly making a fortune, she recognised that the only way she was going to afford the recording of her third album was to put out her hand and ask for money.

So-called crowd-sourcing was catching on in the US and Europe but was barely considered here. It felt odd and required Gertler to set aside ''the Australian in me''. But she signed up to the Kickstarter website, which structured the fund-raising, then anxiously watched as the deadline approached to raise that $15,000

 The Sydney Morning Herald




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