Archive: Music Business

Future of Music Policy Summit Comes to Town

Want to know what the music landscape will sound and look like in a few years? A decade? Two decades? Then the Future of Music Policy Summit, kicking off on Sunday at Georgetown University, is for you. This year's summit hosts a boatload of speakers and panelists, including Daniel Ek...

By David Malitz | October 2, 2009; 05:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Best of 2008: It Ain't the Sales Data

Viva la vida, or death and all his music-retailer friends (shown here in happier times). Nielsen SoundScan has released its year-end report, and the numbers aren't pretty, with album sales off by another 15 percent and no single album cracking the 3 million sales mark - the first time that's...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 5, 2009; 09:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Apple Of The Music Industry's Twitchy Eye

Steve Jobs wants to wipe that smile off your face. You might have seen the news earlier this week that iTunes is now the second-largest music retailer in the U.S., behind the almighty Wal-Mart. The research firm NPD Group announced that Apple's digital music store has jumped ahead of...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 28, 2008; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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