An interesting new take from Music Industry blog today on the rise of digital streaming services.
If You Can Hear it Every Time You Get in Your Car for Free, Why Bother Buying It?
In 2002, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made a courageous warning in their song “The Last DJ” about Big Radio consolidation and the diminishing opportunities for new artists to get airplay and breakthrough.
Congrats to all the Grammys nominees announced this weekend and especially to the ten nominees of the inaugural Music Educator of the Year award.
I wrote in August about Sirius/XM’s strange contention that it shoudn’t have to pay performance royalties on recordings made before an arbitrary date in 1972.