John Wozniak of Marcy Playground talks about the experience of writing a hit song, recording and getting signed to a major label. He also shares his thoughts on how the industry — and in particular radio — has changed for artists since the 1990s.
Tagged: EMI Records
Google expanded its licensing agreements to include 5.5 million musical works in Europe, Universal prepared to sell EMI assets, and L.A. Weekly’s Music Issue celebrated DIY Music.
Universal Music Group wins its bid battle for EMI, an industry analyst questioned whether streaming music has hit its ceiling, Musicmetric showed Australia is a hotbed for digital piracy, and Jimmy Osmond gave bands tips for staying around for 50 years.
Universal Music may sell major assets to indies, a new bill could decrease royalties streaming music services must pay, and analysts discussed how social media affects music discovery.
Evidence suggested that Universal might not gain as much from absorbing EMI as anticipated, a professional study revealed that music piracy might actually help some artists sell music, and the Bristol Institute of Modern Music laid out five tips aspiring artists and music business people can learn from Led Zeppelin’s former manager.
The RIAA released its official 2011 music business sales numbers, the California attorney general launched an official investigation of the EMI sale and Thomas Dolby talked about achieving a balance between technology and music.
Reports tracked Hadopi’s successful implementation of anti-piracy laws in France, the RIAA claimed the music industry is still collapsing and controversy erupted as the EMI split is finalized.
TuneCore launches a new royalties-collection service for songwriters, EMI helps launch a space for burgeoning music app developers and studies reveal that the music industry could play a significant part in overall economic recovery.
Officials discussed the potential results of a merger between EMI and another record label, the NMPA settled its lawsuit with YouTube and the music industry reels over the ramifications of music-locker services.