The Culture of Free: A Look Back At Napster & Its Impact On Music

shockwebpic_napsternytimesdocuThis NY Times Retro Report documentary short takes a look back at the beginnings of the file-sharing program Napster which began in 1999 and its strong impact on the music industry, artists and music buying fans.

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Why The Artist Makes Less-To-Nothing While The Music Services And Distributors Make Billions

shockleewebpic_jeffpriceartistsmakelessThe following op-ed is comes from Jeff Price, founder and former CEO of TuneCore and now Founder/CEO of Audiam, a new service that gets artists paid for the use of their music on YouTube.

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Music Fuels Innovation: Download The New 2013 Digital Music Report

The IFPI [International Federation of the Phonographic Industry] has released a new report the finds that in 2012, the global music industry experienced it’s first rise in revenues since 1999. Although it’s not much of an increase, just 0.3 percent, the news of increased profits has been long overdue – 13 years in the making.

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ASCAP Launches ASCAP OnStage: Royalties For Live Performances

ASCAP [The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers] has just announced a new program that will allow ASCAP members to receive royalties when their music is performed live at venues throughout the U.S.

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The Top 42 Ways Artists Make Money Today

The Future of Music Coalition set out to gain information on how artists are making their money these days so over the course of a few months, they reviewed the financial records of artists, interviewed 80 musicians and composers and held an online survey that 5,000 people took part in.

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Future of Music Coalition Seeking Musicians & Composers To Take The Artist Revenue Streams Survey Before October 28

The Future of Music Coalition, a national non-profit education, research and advocacy organization is conducting its first ever survey for musicians and composers asking “How Do You Make Money From Music?”

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Download This Free Music Business Handbook from Berkleemusic

Berkleemusic, the online division of the Berklee College of Music has put together the Music Business Handbook Vol. 2. A useful guide to help people navigate the music business waters.

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Spotify Launches In The U.S. – Will It Help Or Hurt The Music Biz?

Music streaming service Spotify finally launches in the U.S. today after it’s introduction in Europe in 2008 and having 3 years of popularity in Europe.

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