Indie labels and artists quarreled over YouTube’s new subscription video service, The Guardian explored whether or not fan funding will really transform the music industry, and the (RIAA) said it has now reported 50 million pirated music links to Google.
Spotify published the specifics of its revenue model, 30 Seconds to Mars taught musicians about making it in the music business through a documentary, and indie artists talked about how crowdfunding is shaping their careers.
DJ, singer and songwriter Colette talks about how marketing and music promotion have changed for musicians in the past two decades and how independent artists can build a fan base and release music in the Digital Age.
Zoe Keating noted the potential of on-demand touring as a way to increase revenue from live shows, the White House’s chief economist talked about the winner-take-all economy of the music business and Apple officially announced its new iTunes Radio streaming music service.
A Nielsen study uncovered potentially billions of dollars of untapped revenue within the music industry, Twitter continued to prepare its new standalone music discovery app, and a report showed that retitling is taking revenue away from artists and publishers.
Holiday music sales struggled in 2012, music startup investment climbed to $600 million, and reversion rights cases could significantly affect the music industry in 2013.
Clear Channel Media signed a radio deal with Big Machine, Amanda Palmer raised $1 million on Kickstarter and YouTube improved its licensing deal with music publishers.
Evan Lowenstein, co-founder and CEO of Stageit talks about creating engaging fan experiences, resilience and how artists can financially survive in the ever-changing musical landscape.
The Guardian discussed the benefits of fan funding sites, Daniel Glass cleared up the major misunderstandings of DIY artists and classical musicians talked about why their recording industry continues to thrive.
Record Store Day 2012 blended tradition with cutting-edge technology, RocketHub teamed up with eMusic to provide more powerful funding for emerging indie artists, and music manager Tom Gates released a new book about the many benefits of travel.