The Tribeca Film Festival and Genero announced a collaborative music video contest, a graduate student studied the impact of copyright protection on music sales, and a Eric Sheinkop explored how the Super Bowl supports the music industry.
The head of EMI/Universal discussed the company’s strongest area of focus, industry analyst Mark Mulligan talked about why Spotify must change its business model, and the chairman of the Production Music Association talked about the changing production music libraries landscape.
Experts analyzed the success of Yahoo! Music and Sony’s increase in market share, and Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett discussed how the band is navigating shifts in the music industry.
Music industry trade unions backed Universal’s EMI purchase, Sony revealed plans for massive EMI lay-offs post sale, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee criticized the music business for its anti-piracy initiatives.
Trent Reznor discussed film scoring and the future of the business, a new study revealed industry profitability in the past decade and a label executive objected to the EMI merger.
Napster folds into Rhapsody, experts discuss whether or not the music industry will eventually be controlled by one major label and analysts and legislators discuss SOPA legislation.
This past week, EMI prepared to be split in half, record labels focused on branded content, anti-piracy legislation went to the House and Coldplay took a stand against Spotify.
Citigroup prepares to break up EMI, Google Music prepares to open an MP3 store and Björk releases the first-ever app album.