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Praise His Holy Name: American Idol to End

Monday - May 11, 2015 Industry News

Hey, I calls it like I sees it.  After 15 seasons of corruption, the big-wigs have decided that profit margins have dwindled far enough for American Idol to end.  I'm sure The Voice will continue to enthrall us all for another decade to come, yippee? When product placements run rampant, you know it's over. That's […]

Marketing Master Marilyn Manson's New Disc

Wednesday - May 6, 2015 Industry News

In a world where selling CD's has gone the way of tapes and 8-tracks, Marilyn Manson has stepped up to the plate to challenge the status quo... Except he's not slanging your typical CD.  He's selling a PlayStation disc! It's literally being manufactured by Sony in the exact same plants that all those games I […]

Bette Midler Roasts Pandora's Poor Royalties

Tuesday - Mar 17, 2015 Industry News

Drama is about on Twitter as many artists are beginning to speak up concerning their perception of internet advertising commissions.  The typical CPM's (cost per thousand impressions/plays) is upsetting artists, such as below where Bette Midler roasts Pandora and Spotify for their poor royalty structures. Artists should definitely receive more compensation than they are for their streaming […]

Jay-Z Becomes Majority Stockholder in Aspiro

Saturday - Mar 14, 2015 Industry News

The New York Times reported that as of yesterday, Jay-Z is now the majority stockholder in Aspiro, a Swedish music technology company. Aspiro is just entering the United States market with their streaming services WiMP and Tidal with the intentions to compete against players like Spotify, Pandora, and Apple's iTunes. As reported by Aspiro in October […]

Teen Pop Explosion

Wednesday - Nov 9, 2011 Industry News

This article originally appeared on Unless you have been living in total seclusion for the past couple of years, there is no way you could not have noticed the recent bubble-gum pop outbreak that has taken America by storm. In fact, turn on any all-hit radio station in just about any city, big or […]

BFA Officials & Members - Historical Record

Thursday - Feb 18, 2010 Industry News

This article originally appeared on Music of all kinds will continue to flourish in the United Kingdom, so we remain confident that despite occasionally difficult trading conditions, the audio industry has the resilience and skill to deliver music in the comfort and convenience of the home. I know that in my own case, listening […]