Monthly Archives: October 2013

APRA’s Licensing Arrangements Conditionally Approved by ACCC | Billboard

APRA wont have to make sweeping structural changes to the way it does its business anytime soon after Australia’s competition watchdog conditionally sanctioned the society’s powerful music licensing position.

via APRA’s Licensing Arrangements Conditionally Approved by ACCC | Billboard.

NB: Well that’s a relief 🙂

People Consume 10x More Music Than Sports, So Why Does Sports Make 6x the Cash? | Evolver.fm

People spend way more time listening to music than watching sports.

And yet sports programming generates six times more money than the recorded music industry.

What’s up with that?

via People Consume 10x More Music Than Sports, So Why Does Sports Make 6x the Cash? | Evolver.fm.

NB: YEAH! What’s up with that?

David Byrne: ‘The internet will suck all creative content out of the world’ | Music | The Guardian

The boom in digital streaming may generate profits for record labels and free content for consumers, but it spells disaster for today\’s artists across the creative industries

via David Byrne: ‘The internet will suck all creative content out of the world’ | Music | The Guardian.

NB: I always take note of anything that David Byrne says. This is a very interesting discussion he puts across here. What do you think?

Eurythmics Dave Stewart unveils plans for First Artist Bank

Eurythmics musician Dave Stewart has unveiled plans for a new bank, to be called First Artist Bank, which will offer services designed to ensure fellow musicians “dont sign stupid deals”.

via Eurythmics Dave Stewart unveils plans for First Artist Bank | Business | The Guardian.

NB: This looks like a very interesting idea plus, if it comes from the mind of Dave Stewart then it’s got to be worth some sort of look in 🙂