Lawmakers and music executives disagreed about music licensing reform, singer Chaka Khan criticized the music industry, and the Canadian government dispensed with the need for work permits for international artists in some venues.
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Tanvi Patel, CEO and president of Crucial Music talks about what music supervisors in film and television look for when placing songs and techniques artists can use to pitch their songs.
New Zealand PROs collaborated on an all-in-one music performance license, music creators were warned not to update to iOS7, and Pandora saw no noticeable impact after the release of iTunes Radio.
Pandora won a music licensing lawsuit involving ASCAP, a white paper revealed the $20-billion value of the EDM industry, and Daft Punk helped the French music industry earn its first positive sales results in a decade.
Google launched Google Play’s “All Access,” digital music entrepreneur Marcus Taylor wondered if the music industry was really prepared for a shift towards mobile, and Warner Music finally earned a profit.
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.
Global music sales were up in 2012, digital piracy rates dropped significantly last year, and Google began to talk about licensing with major record labels in preparation for launching a new streaming music service.
Artists and others discussed royalties from streaming services, AEG was investigated for fair trade violations, and Jeff Rabhan shared his predictions for four key areas of the music business.
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.
Kevin Weaver, Executive VP of Atlantic Records talks about recent changes in the sync licensing market and how modern music placement works.