Music industry

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

Crowd-Sourcing an Opera

The creation of a new opera is a chancy proposition. So the American Lyric Theater has come up with a way to bolster budding librettists and composers: invite a crowd of opinionated New Yorkers to a concert reading of a fledgling work and ask them to criticize it.

The New York Times

Universal Music Australia Launches Label Services Arm

Universal Music Australia has launched a label services division. The new operation, Caroline Label Services, is based is Melbourne under its GM Tim Janes and label manager George Dalziel, both former executives at Shock.

Billboard

How to Entice People to Buy Symphony Tickets

New research suggests that, contrary to common belief, ticket buyers are not particularly hostile toward contemporary compositions.

Pacific Standard

How Do You Get People To Pay For Music?

Don't make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer, she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.

NPR

First Mondomusica New York exceeded expectations

Modelled on its Italian counterpart, Cremona Mondomusica, the exhibition of contemporary violin-making ran from 15-17 March 2013 at the Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building in New York City's Chelsea area.

Music Education UK

Digital Credit Where It’s Due

For old-timers who still go to record stores, flip through bins, buy albums and dig into the liner notes, the experience of streaming songs on a service like Spotify or Rhapsody can be dismaying. Listen, say, to Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall," and you see only a track listing and a link to a cursory biography of the King of Pop.

The New York Times

Warner Music Group’s Acquisition of Parlophone Approved by European Commission

"I welcome the European Commission's approval of the acquisition of Parlophone Label Group by Warner Music, it marks a significant milestone for both businesses and the music industry overall.

Billboard


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