Music industry

Meet the Free Market Royalty Act, an Elegant Solution to Some Complex Issues

The bill accomplishes two principal goals: Watt starts the process of getting the government out of the music business by eliminating the compulsory license for digital audio transmissions, and extends the sound recording public performance right to all audio performances.


After 70 Years, New York City Opera Prepares its Final Bow

In Handel's Julius Caesar, Cleopatra sings the lament, "I will weep for my fate."


New Zealand introduces 'Single Music License' for public performances

Proving yet again that New Zealand are light-years ahead, licensing agencies APRA and PPNZ Music Licensing have introduced the Single Music License.

The Music Network

Home taping didn’t kill the music industry, but it did change it forever

The cassette tape was introduced to the music-buying public 50 years ago last week.


Breaking Into The Music Business Today

Whether you love making music, or love listening to it, there are now more ways than ever to break into the music business.


Is Timid Programming Classical Music's Biggest Threat?

When times are tough, a lot of arts groups go for the sure thing. For orchestras, that means a Beethoven symphony cycle over Schoenberg or Cage.


The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit

The recording industry has welcomed the launch today by the City of London Police of a new unit dedicated to tackling intellectual property crime, with a special focus on offences committed online.


7 Music Marketing Truths ALL Musicians Should Know

Ever wondered why some super talented musicians don't get the fanbase and recognition they 'deserve', while other not as talented musicians get a lot more exposure and seen in all the right places?

Music Think Tank

Google releases ‘How Google Fights Piracy’ report

Under continued pressure from movie and music rightsholders about its cooperation with anti-piracy efforts, Google has published a report setting out its defence.


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