The Best Music & Business News Recap – Week of 4/25/16

Must Read Music & Business Articles From Last Week Music Business News: The Best Music & Business News Recap (Week of 4/18/16)-- Final Words From Prince: Stop Stealing My Music-- Prince Fans Pay Tribute Buying 1M Tracks, 240k Albums In USA-- Sony Seeks $750,000 After Fake Evidence Emerges In Lawsuit-- Led [...]


The Best Music & Business News Recap – Week of 4/18/16

Must Read Music & Business Articles From Last Week Music Business News: Coachella Files Lawsuit Against L.A. Marketing Firm For Scalping Wristbands-- Bombshell Emerges In "Stairway to Heaven" Plagiarism Case-- 10 Years of Music Industry Change In 10 Seconds Or Less-- An Independent Release Is #1 Album In USA-- Record Store [...]

The New Music Seminar Is HIRING!!!

The New Music Seminar  is currently looking to hire Sales Team Representatives and a Promotions/Marketing Director. Job descriptions are posted below for your review and convenience. Sales Team Reps Promotions/Marketing Director For more information please contact: About The New Music Seminar From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes [...]

Featured Member: CrowdBands “You Run The Label”

About Crowdbands Crowdbands is a crowdsourced, online record label and entertainment company.  Our community of members guides the company by voting democratically on decisions pertaining both to the label and the career decisions of our artists.   We launched in early January, and the first artist on our platform is the Donnas (see the accompanying [...]

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.

New Music Seminar NYC Event Schedule

This is a schedule of ALL New Music Seminar Events, Panels, Sessions, and Parties.

The New Music Seminar NYC-7/19/10-7/21/10 If You Don’t Go To Any Other Industry Events This Year YOU SHOULD GO TO THIS ONE

The New Music Seminar (NMS), is expanding into a multi-day conference and event from July 19th to July 21st at The NMS Revolution Hall @ Webster Hall in New York City. From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes a conference for the Next Music Business. Artists have never had so much power to control their own careers and build their success. This affordable event gives artists and their representatives the knowledge, tools and connections to step into the tomorrow’s music business today. Delegates all receive the New Music Business Guidebook filled with important do’s and don’ts by the experts, tips, information, forms and essential websites and blogs. Important exhibits by sponsoring companies will help artists with their careers and there will be amazing networking opportunities throughout the event. The New Music Seminar (NMS), is expanding into a multi-day conference and event from July 19th to July 21st at The NMS Revolution Hall @ M2 Ultra Lounge in New York City. In the 80′s and 90′s the New Music Seminar was the catalyst for change in the Music Industry and became the largest music conference in the world. SXSW,Canadian Music Week, Winter Music Conference and many others were off-shoots of the New Music Seminar.

Legal & Ethical Obligations of Musical Content Production & Distribution Companies

The main questions this article addresses are below: Do entertainment producers (especially record companies) have either a legal or an ethical obligation to control the violent, hateful or sexual content of their products, or is there something to be said for the concept of "giving the public what it wants?" What should the music industry's response be to criticism that tragedies such as the Columbine High School shootings and other grotesque acts of sociopaths are sometimes instigated, or perhaps just made more likely, by the lyrics of so-called Goth, Neo-Nazi and even Rap bands?

The DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act)- An Overview and Case Study

The DMCA’s role is to protect copyright and intellectual property holders and ensure that they get paid for their works. It sets forth rules and consequences for those who circumvent DRM and illegally obtain copyrighted material. The purpose of the DMCA is to ensure that copyright holders get paid for their works, as well as, to make consumers and companies aware that if they don’t outright pay for obtaining the copyrighted material, the copyright holders can pursue civil actions against them and get compensated at a much higher rate (than they would have paid if they had not obtained it illegally). If the DMCA didn’t exist, the incentive to possess a copyright would decrease and potential copyright holders might have not develop new technologies and products (because of fear of not seeing payment for their efforts), which would stifle overall economic growth in the U.S. The DMCA also sets forth the notion that digital broadcasts for sound recordings will be paid for (via a statutory license) and also states that royalty rates will be set by law at fair market value which, ensures compensation for musicians, publishers, and record labels.

The Shift From The Industrial Information Economy to The Networked Information Economy

This article addresses the shift from the Industrial Information Economy to the Networked Information Economy.