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Can Taylor Swift Disinfect The Music Business?

With her recent post, Taylor Swift changed Apple‘s policy of not paying artists during a customer’s three-month trial period. However, Ms. Swift’s post may do much more than that. By shining the brightest ray of sunlight yet upon the infected [...]

June 26, 2015 Featured, Music Industry

Taylor Swift & The Streaming Debate: Why Everyone’s Got it All Wrong

The recent firestorm of controversy over Taylor Swift’s decision to pull her catalogue from Spotify (the ramifications of this covered nicely by Harvard Business Review) is a classic red herring. Ms. Swift sitting at the center of the streaming royalties [...]

November 17, 2014 Brand Marketing & Music, Featured, Music Industry

Artists Need More Channels Than Just Streaming to make a Living…

Determining what an artist makes on the streaming service Spotify is not an easy equation.  According to a recent report by Spotify & explained  by ARS Technica artist pay is determined by Spotify monthly revenue, artist streams vs total streams, [...]

October 29, 2014 For Artists, Music Industry