Music industry

Don't Sideline Jazz Music

One of Ghana's upcoming jazz musicians, Erastus Kwabena Asomani, known in the music scene as Owura K yesterday declared that the music industry in Ghana is finding it difficult to move forward due to lack of good structures to protect the interest of musicians.

Modern Ghana

My Song Was Played 3.1 Million Times on Pandora. My Check Was $39...

The following comment, posted on our site Tuesday, comes from Grammy-nominated, hit songwriter Ellen Shipley. One of her top tracks, "Heaven Is a Place On Earth," got played more than 3.1 million times on Pandora, in the last three months alone. Here's the rest...

Digital Music News

YouTube Confirms Vevo Deal

Google Inc.'s YouTube on Tuesday confirmed that it has a renewed its agreement with Vevo, a music video and content distributor owned by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Abu Dhabi Media Group.

Billboard

Performing Artists Compete, Move, Adapt in Tough Economy

A new report shows 45 percent of young adults who recently got a college degree are underemployed, and the next generation of classical performers are no exception. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how artists are adapting to hard economic times and an incredibly competitive job market.

PBS

What iTunes Radio Will Actually Pay

A close look at the iTunes licensing agreement for indie labels shows iTunes Radio royalties have limited downside and strong upside.

Billboard

Singers and their Finances, Part One: The Challenges

This will be the first of two pieces on the subject because, sad to say, it is challenging and complex. I have discovered that most people don't understand how difficult it is for singers to manage financially unless they are superstars.

WQXR

Bengali music companies seek legal protection

The Bengali music industry wants the West Bengal government to introduce the Goonda Act and include music piracy as a major offence.

The Times of India

France's Proposed Smartphone Tax Could Support Ailing Music Retailers

On Friday morning, culture minister Aurelie Filippetti discussed the proposed new 1% tax on smartphones, tablets, e-readers and computers and said the money raised could go to embattled music retailers.

Billboard

Julie's Bicycle

Formed in 2007, Julie's Bicycle is a non-profit organization working to make environmental sustainability intrinsic to the business, art, and ethics of the creative industries.

BPI


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