Chelsea Potter

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Aloe Blacc: Streaming Services Need to Pay Songwriters Fairly

I am many things: a singer, a musician, a businessman, and a philanthropist. But above all, I am a songwriter.<p>At our core, songwriters are creators. …

BMI CEO Outlines to Congress Needed Changes for Songwriters, Composers and Publishers

BMI CEO Mike O’Neill told the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet today that BMI’s songwriters and …

Songwriters' Groups Speak Out on Internet Radio Bill

<b>Washington, D.C., November 28, 2012:</b> In advance of a House Intellectual Property Subcommittee hearing on music licensing reform being held today, …

Dave Grohl on Taylor Swift Spotify debate: "I don't f**king care"

Dave Grohl has given his opinion on the ongoing Spotify debate, saying he "doesn't f**king care" if people stream his music.<p>Speaking to <b>Digital Spy</b> …

Rhapsody CFO: Taylor Swift Is Right — Free Streaming Is Bad For Music

"Freemium" services like Spotify send the wrong message to consumers, Rhapsody Chief Financial Officer Ethan Rudin says. "To artists and labels out there, if you want to be with a streaming service, go with a paid one."<p>Debate over the economics of music streaming has flared in recent weeks …

Is Taylor Swift Right About Spotify?

Are marquee artists who abstain from streaming services like Spotify saving the music industry, or hastening its demise?<p>The Spotify community and music industry prognosticators were set spinning today when Taylor Swift and her label abruptly pulled her entire catalog from the service. A source told …

Taylor Swift Just Removed All Her Albums From Spotify

A source close to the music service said it was "taken completely off guard" when it received notice of the move last Thursday.<p>A source familiar with Spotify's negotiations with Swift's label Big Machine Records told BuzzFeed News that the service was "taken completely off guard" by the …

Spotify, Taylor Swift and The Music Industry's Missed Opportunity

<i>Guest post by Monica Corton (@momusing), Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs & Licensing Next Decade Entertainment, Inc.</i><p>If you have any …

Dazed and confused, the music industry still hasn't found what it's looking for

Album sales are at an all-time low in the United States. Vinyl sales are at their highest for 15 years. Everybody says streaming is the future, yet major artists are pulling out of streaming services. And in tech-oriented Japan, CDs still account for 85% of album sales. The current state of the …

The New Economics of the Music Industry

In the old days, it was much easier for pop stars to keep up with how much they were getting paid. Somebody would buy a CD at a Tower Records for $15 …

How Spotify Engineered the New Music Economy

Steve Cooper didn’t expect much from Spotify.<p>When the New York-based band Spirit Animal released “The Black Jack White” last spring, the band’s …

Revenue Streams

Is Spotify the music industry’s friend or its foe?<p>Daniel Ek, the C.E.O. of Spotify, is a rock star of the tech world, but he is not long on charisma. At thirty-one, he is pale, boyish, cerebral, and calm. <i>Jantelagen</i>, the Scandinavian code of humility and restraint, is strong in him. He doesn’t greet …