(This is an excerpt from the forthcoming book, Field Notes from a Music Biz Life.) It was winter, 1971, my last semester as a philosophy major at Bucknell University. Studying Plato, Kant, Sartre and company had been invaluable for its...Show More Summary
This isn't a huge surprise given how similar lawsuits have gone, but the various major record labels (including Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music) more or less won all of their arguments against Grooveshark in a ruling yesterday. Show More Summary
Working alongside tech company Mirriad, music videos could soon include product placements which adjust depending on your location and demographic Universal Music Group have signed a deal to include new ads in their clients existing music videos. Show More Summary
The pioneering digital music store said Monday that it would no longer carry music from the major labels Sony, Universal and Warner.
For centuries, music has been used to reach out to people, to inspire hope and to urge people onward. It is one of the true universal languages and as musicians we are able to connect with people in a very direct way, sometimes on a very emotional level. When I heard the story of Raju the elephant and his rescue, I was very moved. Show More Summary
Remember when they used to blur brand names out of music videos? Times have changed, kiddos. According to The Independent, Universal Music Group will soon allow advertisers to superimpose their logos into old music videos. The videos will apparently function like billboards, with companies able to swap in a new, different advertisement once a previous [...]
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The Ohio State University Marching Band (see previously) recently performed a great halftime tribute to the classic musical fantasy film, The Wizard of Oz, during the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Cincinnati Bearcats football game on Saturday, September 27th, 2014.
The four-year legal battle between Universal Music and Grooveshark is heating back up with the label now calling for summary judgment in the case. At issue is Grooveshark's streaming of songs recorded prior to February 1972, which are...Show More Summary
Michael and I spent some time in the University library today. I love mindlessly and randomly pulling one or two books from the music section off the shelf and taking them home, because you never know what you might find you don't know (or wouldn't otherwise know). Show More Summary
This week, Galvanized is hiring a social media manager for Eat This, Not That, and YaYa Publicity needs a social media manager. Meanwhile, Universal Music Group is seeking a social media/digital content manager, as well as a graphic/multimedia designer. Show More Summary
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The last piano George Gershwin owned will be part of a concert at the University of Michigan's music school in October.
Perhaps you don’t sell too many albums on iTunes, or have that many SoundCloud plays or YouTube views. But maybe, just maybe, your music is really popular in some far off corner of the digital universe you never even knew about, andShow More Summary
It's said that music is the universal language. And even though it's considered an American creation, jazz music in particular is performed and enjoyed all over the world--including in the central European nation of Slovenia. For anyone who might be unfamiliar with Slovenia, it's one of the countrie...
Spotify released the listening data for students at universities throughout America, and as the college section of USA Today points out, NYU ranked #1 in what Spotify considers "hipster" music:We don't need Spotify data to tell us NYU is...
Next week, Universal Music Group will release the George Harrison box set The Apple Years 1968-75, which collects Harrison’s first six solo albums, as well as a treasure trove of rare and unreleased songs. One of those bonus tracks is an instrumental alternate take of “The Inner Light,” a 1968 Beatles song that the band [...]
Ohio State loves classical music and NYU are full of hipsters... who knew?
Spotify shares data about schools utilizing its streaming music service. Last semester, music streaming platform Spotify launched a special $4.99 student rate for its premium service. As a result, the company is able to gather some fascinating data about university students' listening habits. Show More Summary
College is a time for getting your act together, both academically and socially And the soundtrack to your college experience is just as important as whatever it is you're actually doing, whether it's finishing your paper at 7 a.m. or...Show More Summary