Japanese Music Market Slow to Adopt Digital

As reported by the New York Times, although much of the world has adopted digital files as a preferred way to listen to music, in Japan, it is likely you’ll encounter fans leaving CD stores with physical albums and accompanying merchandise in their bags. According to Lucian Grainge, the chairman of Universal Music Group, “Japan

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An Argument for Less Music Regulation

In an op-ed piece written by Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) for The Hill, the Congressman argues for deregulating the music industry in order to promote music creation.  Collins states that “The main struggle today is largely due to the fact that the laws and regulations that govern music licensing cannot keep up with the innovations

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Royalties 101 Infographic

The Music Business Association (formerly National Association of Record Merchandisers) just published a new installment in their series of infographics for the music business. Called “Music Royalties Quickstart Guide” (available here), this is a guide to the complex world of royalties and licensing for musicians. It provides a dictionary of terms commonly used as well as

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