Music Business

Spotify – Success or Failure?

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According to Spotify their “mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity—by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it” (“Spotify Company Info,” 2018). Spotify is certainly living up to part of its goal – as of June of 2018 the company has amassed over 83 million subscribers, 180 million active users, […]

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The future of the music business or a flash in the plan?

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Starting with a name inspired by the Greek history of 300 Spartans that fought against thousands or Persian soldiers (Adegoke, 2013), 300 Entertainment was founded in 2013 by a powerhouse trio with decades of experience in the hip-hop music industry. Kevin Liles, Lyor Cohen, and Todd Moscowitz have experience between them from companies such as Def Jam Records, Warner Music Group, and KWL Management. The group was brought together after […]

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Live Nation–Start Rolling Now

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Live Nation Entertainment, originally founded by Robert Sillerman, is one of the largest concert promoters in the world. The headquarter is located in Beverly Hills, California. Until December 31, 2017, Live Nation Entertainment had about 8,800 full-time employees all around the world (Live Nation Entertainment, 2017, p.9). Current CEO is Michael Rapino. It is hard to give an accurate date when Live Nation is founded. The history behind this company […]

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Jingles all the Way!

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Jingle Punks, established in 2008, is a creative music publishing and licensing company. Jingle Punks, founded by Jared Gutstadt and Dan Demole with their business, is now serving a worldwide audience. The major services provided by Jingle Punks are creative and original music composition for television shows, video games, films, and advertisements. Jingle Punks was born out of a chance meeting at a Black Keys concert (CNN Money, 2010). A […]

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing: The Story Behind the World’s Leading Music Publisher

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Take a second to imagine your favorite songs—classics, hit singles, deep tracks, guilty pleasures… Got them? Sony/ATV Music Publishing probably owns them. As the leader in music publishing, this giant owns a massive catalog of copyrights to over 3 million songs by nearly every big name you could think of including classics like The Beatles and Michael Jackson, as well as current artists like Taylor Swift and Kanye West (Sony/ATV […]