Who’s Really Destroying Music? Take a Closer Look!

If you want to beat up on the majors, have fun - there's plenty of material to go around.  But just be prepared to beat up on the tech sector as well, because they're just as responsible for devaluing music and lowering artist welfare.  It's the only balanced way to view the crisis that music … Continue reading Who’s Really Destroying Music? Take a Closer Look!

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Why Every Musician Should Be Using Analytics

Over the past ten years the music industry has changed drastically. Record labels have lost substantial power in building, promoting, and sustaining artists’ careers. There are millions of independent artists, in addition to the vast amount of professional musicians, located throughout the United States. This sizeable amount of artists has made it increasingly difficult for … Continue reading Why Every Musician Should Be Using Analytics

The Boston Music Conference September 2010

The Boston Music Conference (BMC) is a two-day conference that offers various educational forums, networking opportunities, and exclusive music industry events. The BMC will be held Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th, 2009. The mission of the Boston Music Conference is to educate and empower aspiring talent and entrepreneurs by providing them with the information and tools necessary to pursue a career in music and entertainment.

360 Deals, Conflicts of Interest, Operational Inefficiencies & Bruce Springsteen

The current state of the recorded music industry has caused 360 deals to become the standard recording agreement that any artist, who wants to get signed, must enter into. The reason for this is because record labels feel that they establish the artists they sign and therefore deserve a cut from all their endeavors. The … Continue reading 360 Deals, Conflicts of Interest, Operational Inefficiencies & Bruce Springsteen

Price Discrimination & Vertical Integration in the Entertainment Industry

Price Discrimination In The Music Industry A clear example of price discrimination in the entertainment industry is iTunes’ tiered pricing. Since the launch of iTunes in 2003 all downloads were priced at 99 cents. The tracks purchased were all DRM protected. In early 2009, Apple introduced a 3-tiered pricing system. Although the majority of the … Continue reading Price Discrimination & Vertical Integration in the Entertainment Industry