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Weekly Dispatch | June 29, 2015

FEATURE STORY - 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. [...]

June 29, 2015 Weekly Dispatch
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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
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The Real Message in Taylor Swift’s Open Letter to Apple Music: “Be More Like Me”

Taylor Swift is a class act. This is most recently evidenced via her very carefully-worded open letter to Apple regarding “holding back” her newest album from Apple’s imminent music streaming service. Ms. Swift finds Apple’s decision to not pay [...]

June 21, 2015 Featured, Music Industry, Music Technology
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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
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Why Taylor Swift Really Dropped Spotify

Some are hailing Taylor Swift as the most important musician today – not just as an artist, but as a businesswoman – noting her recent decision to pull her entire music catalog from Spotify. Ms. Swift took a strong position in [...]

November 6, 2014 Featured, Music Industry
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Taylor Swift’s Metal Machine Music: How Artists Get Screwed by Long-Term Contracts

I’m sort of surprised that no one (that I’ve seen at least) has compared Taylor Swift’s “Eight Seconds of Static” (see the article on this below) to Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music. If you’re not familiar with Metal Machine Music, [...]

October 28, 2014 Featured, Music Industry, Music Law & Legislation