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Musicians’ Digital Performance Royalties at Risk

This guest post is from Kristin Thomson of the Future of Music Coalition. Recording artists and indie labels: there’s a movement afoot to change the way that you would receive your digital public performance royalties, and it’s not a good one, especially for recording artists. Back in August, we blogged about the news that Sirius/XM was [...]

By | November 5th, 2011|music industry, Tech|

Fair trade music

Can you codify an ethical and moral dimension to the consumption of music? As we consider business models for music in the 21st century, how do we account for practices that support and sustain music and musicians?  Can they be identified and branded in a way that will encourage fairness and help inform consumers?  This [...]

By | October 18th, 2011|music industry|

Are Subscription Music Services a Sustainable Business Model?

Or, how will musicians pay the rent in the 21st century? There was some spirited discussion around new business models and artist payments from online services at the Future of Music Policy Summit last week.  We will take a closer look at these issues in an upcoming article.  First, this analysis from Frank Woodworth of [...]

By | October 10th, 2011|music industry, Tech|

Best of Future of Music Policy Summit 2011: The Fammys

 Here they are: the 2nd annual Fammy Awards.  Sadly, My IT Thing only allowed for one day of attendance at this year's event, so most day 2 winners will have to receive their awards at a separate ceremony.  (Make your nominations in the comments below.)  Let the pageantry begin! Best Reporting:  Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune [...]

By | October 5th, 2011|Gig Bag, music industry|

Live Stream: Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit 2011

The Future of Music Coalition presents the second and final day of The Future of Music Policy Summit 2011. The Summit brings together an incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. Attendees will examine current trends while [...]

By | October 4th, 2011|Gig Bag|

Why you should buy your music directly from the artist

A closer look at online earnings (and losses) per platform (originally published September 27, 2011) If there's a lesson to be gleaned from the recent kerfuffle over Spotify and artist payments, it is this: fans of indie music should buy directly from the artist whenever possible. The dust-up started when Uniform Motion posted earnings from [...]

By | October 4th, 2011|music industry, Tech|