At first glance, Kid Rock’s “$20 Best Night Ever” tour seems ripe for exploitation by scalpers. It’s not hard to imagine entrepreneurs scooping up loads of tickets for $20 apiece, and then selling them for triple or quadruple face value—at which point, they’d still be cheaper than the average concert ticket.
When you’re locked in a global war to dominate the smartphone market, every little advantage helps. And now Samsung has enlisted one of the most brilliant musicians and promoters of the past two decades to its arsenal: …
Stageit allows artists to livestream shows from a studio or their tour bus, and making a tidy profit in the process.
Left for dead by MTV in the mid-2000s, music videos have become a popular and revenue-generating enterprise online.
The music industry may be forcing Google’s hand in order to profit more from YouTube’s vast viewing audience.
Fourteen years after Napster upended the music industry’s financial model, it may finally be time for record labels to start singing a happier tune. Sales are up, piracy is down, and new revenue streams may help the industry
Profits from ad revenue generated from all those Harlem Shake videos you’ve been watching went to the song’s creator thanks to a YouTube system to deal with copyright infringement.
Beyoncé, like every past Super Bowl act, won’t be getting paid to perform in the halftime show. But she’ll definitely profit in other ways
Just a few years ago, spending $300 on headphones was the exclusive domain of artists and producers. Now, musicians who aren’t sticking their name to a pair may seem tone deaf.
Should broadband Internet service be treated as a basic utility in the United States, like electricity, water, and traditional telephone service? That’s the question at the heart of an important and provocative new book by Susan …