eMarketer's forecast: US mobile advertisement is growing steadily

According to eMarketer's forecast, mobile advertisement significantly grew from just over $2.6 billion to more than $4 billion in the US, during…

Yamaha's new label: 'The standard industry formula doesn't work anymore'

Yamaha, the the musical instrument heavyweight, in September has launched a new label and is the latest big name to jump on the bandwagon of the in…

Michelle Shocked on royalties system: "We work like growers in Columbia"

The US Copyright Office has invited musicians and interested parties to give suggestions to operate changes over the licence for mechanical…

Google launches its scan-and-match music locker in the US

Last November, Google launched its free scan-and-match locker service in Europe; now (starting from December 18) it's also available in the US…

Radio ratings: Nielsen acquires Arbitron for $1.26 billion

Nielsen Holdings, the company specialised in providing informations and data on everything from music sales to consumer confidence in countries…

UK: Vince Cable announces new measures for intellectual property protection

Vince Cable - the UK politician and economist who is currently the Business Secretary in the coalition cabinet of David Cameron - announced a new…

HMV to be acquired by US Apollo Global Management?

According to reports, New York based investment group Apollo Global Management has taken 10% (more than £20m) of HMV's debt from Allied Irish Bank…

60% of UK musicians worked for free in 2012

According to a research commissioned by the Musicians’ Union, 60% of UK musicians have worked for free during 2012; moreover, more than 50% of…

CC10: ten years of Creative Commons

Ten years ago, in December, Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig basically invented a revolutionary kind of copyright protection: the Creative…

UK: artists support the Fair Ticketing Charter against secondary ticketing

Rising tickets' price has been a big problem for the live music industry in the last decade - or more. To the point that a group of festival…

Hadopi: France's anti-piracy law is in danger?

After the release of a mid-term report by a French Ministry of Culture commission on digital content and cultural policy led by Pierre Lescure…

The Nest: a new subscription service for Skrillex's label OWSLA

OWSLA, the indie label co-founded by dubstep icon Skrillex, has launched a new music subscription service for its users.
It's a platform…

Warner Music Group's fiscal year: losses halve and digital revenues soar

Warner Music Group, on Thursday December 13, released a complete report on its fiscal fourth quarter, showing a rise in revenue and narrower losses…

US Music Act: a bill to help independent labels?

US Congressman Jerrold Nadler - on Wedenesday, December 12 - introduced the Making United States Independents Competitive (MUSIC) Act, a…

Suppliers support HMV with £40m of funding

Music publishers and film studios surely wouldn't like to lose a big retailer chain like HMV - but sales, in September, went down almost 12%, so…

UK's BPI is ready to take legal action against the UK Pirate Party

The BPI - alias British Phonographic Industry - is the British trade association uniting record industry's music companies (including Warner Music…

Pepsi plans to launch a label-like division in 2013

According to PepsiCo's global chief marketing officer Frank Cooper, the world-famous brand is well determined to "play a greater role in…

Trent Reznor and Beats by Dre plan revolutionary music streaming service

Trent Reznor's latest plans are huge. Right now, music-wise, he’s working on two Nine Inch Nails releases: a greatest hits compilation, which will…

Rockonomics: streaming services pay a lot better than terrestrial radio

David Touve, Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Washington and Lee University, is publishing a series of "investigations" called…

YouTube's VEVO deal expires: the struggle of renegotiation

The contract regulating the partnership between VEVO and YouTube has come to an end: now both parts engaged in a difficult renegotiation of the…