A federal court in Maryland ruled in favor of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE:LYV) and dismissed all claims in a lawsuit filed in 2009 by indie promoter Seth Hurwitz' It's My Party, Inc., and It's My Amphitheatre, Inc. The lawsuit alleged violations of federal and state antitrust laws.
YouTube multichannel networks (MCNs) like Maker, Machinima, and Fullscreen have reshaped the business of online video, but there's still one dicey area that hasn't yet been worked out to everyone's satisfaction - the music that accompanies many of those videos. Read more from Bobby Owsinski.
Birdman won big last night at the 87th Annual Academy Awards claiming the Oscar for Best Picture, but many musicians made noteworthy statements on stage with their live performances. Shazam compiled data from throughout the awards show, releasing the Top Shazamed Musical Performances of the 2015 Academy Awards.
A new Billboard expose uses court filings to offer a look inside the messy 2012 split between TuneCore and two of its founders Jeff Price and Peter Wells. During the weeks following, Price and Wells maintained that they had been treated unfairly; while Tunecore and its investors remained steadfastly silent.
In an industry where musicians are constantly vying for any source of substantial income, CD Baby's rights management service known as CD Baby Pro forges ahead into 2015 with promise worthy of indie artist's attention.
Being an emerging artist, you learn very quickly that success is dependent on how much you hustle. Networking with promoters, connecting with fans, and performing great shows are a lot of work. But how do you know if you are getting all you can get out of the hard work you put in?
When BBC Radio One DJ Zane Loweannounced an unexpected move to Apple, Mark Mulligan interpreted that as writing on the wall. Take a closer look at the shifts happening within the streaming service sector and what they could mean for the industry as a whole in this guest post from Music Industry Blog.
Musicians unhappy with the size of their payments from streaming music services have meant an ongoing public relations nightmare for Spotify, Pandora and their competitors. Attempts to plead for patience, explain the complex math and blame the record labels have all fallen on deaf ears. So the music streamers have each hatched a plan to win over artists without increasing payouts. They're promising to help them...
2014 was the year many of us realized that Spotify and other streaming services aren’t doing right by our favorite artists, but breaking it off can be hard. Peter Getty explores new ways to discover music in 2015 on PeterGettyMusic.com
Many digital services would like to see AM/FM radio pay a performance right, too, but the American federal government is giving giant commercial broadcasters a subsidy - one that’s gone on for nearly a century. TheFuture of Music Coalition believes its high time to put an end to it.
In a world that has permanently shifted to instant news consumption, the internet is king in getting information to consumers. Cutting through a intensely saturated market is increasingly challenging, but Sam Friedman offers these tips from his post on Sonicbids Blog.
This time of year means music conference after music conference. For an indie musician, this means countless opportunities to learn and network. Singer and songwriter Elaine Romanellishares the second installment of three on how to get the most out of music conferenceswith tips from our friend, publicist Ariel Hyatt.
Director, producer and screenwriter Baz Luhrmann is partnering with RCA Records to launch the Bazmark Records imprint, with RCA as Luhrmann’s creative, marketing and distribution partner on his label’s recorded music endeavors.
Some in the industry have been critical of Pandora's payments to artists and labels. As part of a campaign to show that the platform can help artists, the music streamer began offering a free analytics dashboard. Now Pandora is experimenting with allowing artists to include audio messages in their streams.
Greencopper, the leading provider of innovative technology solutions for music festivals in 22 countries, has announced the launch of Golive - a new suite of tools designed for the international music industry - and they're giving away a FREE 1-year subscription to one lucky Hypebot reader.
Remember when recording was revolutionized by the cassette player? Hip Hop artistTrace Marx (Mark Larmon) is on a mission to initiate another revolution by taking the cassette recorder concept and merging it with modern technology - thus, the RecorderPlugin.