Internet Radio and Royalty Payments

Lynne Kiesling While we’re discussing music, we are on the verge of another nail in the coffin of Internet radio, in the form of royalty payments. In mid-April the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board decided to affirm a prior ruling it had made to raise royalty rates that Internet-only radio stations pay: Released March 1, the … More Internet Radio and Royalty PaymentsMore Internet Radio and Royalty Payments

Are Big Box Stores “Music Tastemakers”?

Lynne Kiesling Such is the assertion in an article in today’s Wall Street Journal (subscription required) on how big box retailing is changing music retailing. In past decades, deejays and music critics helped shape musical trends. Today, many music industry executives agree, the big boxes have become the new tastemakers. Even as compact disc sales … More Are Big Box Stores “Music Tastemakers”?More Are Big Box Stores “Music Tastemakers”?