Music industry

The history of merchandising in music

As with most things in modern music - it started with The Beatles. Every year the Elvis Presley estate pulls in $40 million in revenue, however Elvis Presley Enterprises, the arm set up to hopefully profit from Elvis merchandising was set up in 1954, and lay dormant for many years, until his death in 1977.

The Music Network

Major labels manipulate control of black music

For many years independent record labels, producers, writers and artists have been victims of unfairness and bias.

The St.Louis American

Five New and Unusual Crowdsourced Projects in Classical Music

From music libraries to actual compositions, anyone can contribute to a part of the classical music world these days.

WQXR

1% Growth for U.S. Music Market

Led by gains in concerts and digital music, the overall U.S. music business can expect annual growth of just over 1% through 2017, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Billboard

Is pirate music ever justified?

After Krystian Zimerman's recent outburst at an audience member for filming on their phone, Rupert Christiansen wonders if it will ever be possible to eliminate pirate recording.

The Telegraph

Copyright Review Under the Microscope at World Creators Summit

While U.S. register of copyright Marie Pallente called for Congress to perform a comprehensive review of copyright at the World Creators Summit held today in Washington, DC, other speakers during the day questioned if a surgical rewriting would be more practical to accomplish.

Billboard

IFPI CEO speaks on trends in Asia and world music market

IFPI CEO Frances Moore today gave an overview of key music industry trends in Asia and internationally, in a speech delivered at the Music Matters conference in Singapore.

IFPI

Free online music to go offline

Internet users will soon have to start paying in order to use China's major music websites, an insider from Xiami, a music website said on June 3, 2013, Beijing Times reported.

China Daily

New Study Points to Increased Incomes from Music Streaming

The issue of intellectual property rights in the music industry remains a hot topic, and the debate seems to intensify every time technological advances are made.

Alpha Galileo Foundation


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