It’s Official: Apple Is Paying $0.002 Per Free Trial Stream…

It’s Official: Apple Is Paying $0.002 Per Free Trial Stream…

The following is another Digital Music News exclusive.  Once again, you read it here first. On Tuesday, sources to Digital Music News pointed to a per-stream royalty rate of $0.002, or 1/5th of a penny, on Apple’s free trial period.  Now, we have absolute verification...
Sony & Spotify

Sony & Spotify

Over the last year the music industry has been in flux as artists, labels, and streaming services jockey over the best way to build the future of their business. Taylor Swift pulled her catalog from Spotify; Tidal launched a new platform owned by artists, not record...
No Ordinary Disruption

No Ordinary Disruption

Big Picture things for us all to think about (in pictures so you don’t even need to read) Click on the images to get the full...
Sleeping Through a Revolution — Letter to the Millenials 2

Sleeping Through a Revolution — Letter to the Millenials 2

Tech companies and criminals have made billions supporting the illegal exploitation of our cultural past while ruthlessly pursuing the dismantling of incentives creators need to fashion our cultural future By Jonathan Taplin In my last letter, I told you there was a...

This is a MUST watch

This video will keep you up at night Sleeping Through a Revolution: A Moral Framework for the Technology Revolution This video is so important it is the only item I’m running today. If you care about surviving this digital tsunami, it could be the most important...
How much do musicians really make from Spotify, iTunes and YouTube?

How much do musicians really make from Spotify, iTunes and YouTube?

Plus Tidal, Deezer, Rhapsody, Beats Music, Google Play and other digital services, as Information Is Beautiful updates its 2010 infographic Spotify is one of the most prominent digital music services, but how do its payouts compare to rivals? Photograph: JONATHAN...
The Music Industry’s 6:1 Ratio

The Music Industry’s 6:1 Ratio

One of the many things that the digital revolution has done to the music industry is to create and accentuate a number of imbalances. Imbalances that will either change, become the foundations of the next era of the music business, or both. In fact there are three key...