Experts talked about how music analytics are helping the music industry, the MPAA and RIAA sued Megaupload, and Wu Tang Clan’s recent album release strategy could teach a valuable lesson to other artists.
Experts analyzed the potential rationale behind the Megaupload shutdown, Motley Crue members discussed the “weird” modern music business and Ne-Yo joined Motown as A&R director.
January marked as the best month for artists to release new albums, a study showed many artists appearing on Billboard become one-hit wonders and file-sharing site MegaUpload was finally brought down by feds.
Megaupload launched the Megabox music locker, Spotify’s Angela Watts shared her thoughts on digital music and Reuters reported a profit for the music industry in 2011.
Megaupload sued Universal and Sony and Warner joined a lawsuit against Grooveshark. Also, the president of Global Digital at UMG talked about his visions for the future of the music industry.