This is a guest column by Nick Eziefula, partner and leading music and entertainment lawyer at UK law firm Simkins. Nick, who specialises in commercial law and intellectual property (and […]
Keith reflects on the artists who have weathered the storm and created a lifelong career of making music – and tries to define what ‘success’ is in that longer-term context.
In August 2018, we published an article questioning what ‘social music’ is in the streaming age, which included a (slightly depressing, in hindsight) rundown of past failures at wedding social features and […]
You wouldn’t expect the former chairman of a labels body to say anything else, but Tony Wadsworth’s argument for why labels remain important in the era of Chance the Rapper […]
In part two of sandbox’s investigation into bands, brands and digital marketing, we look at the role that labels can play in securing the right partnership deals, as well as looking at some of the best and worst brand marriages.
Will Spotify’s 100m-users milestone give it more clout when negotiating licensing deals with major labels? Edison Investment Research analyst Richard Windsor made exactly that claim yesterday.
Remember the days (i.e. 2014) when record labels signing Vine stars was news? Then the days (i.e. still 2014) when those Vine stars topping the iTunes charts was news? In […]
Skrillex – the Phil Oakey of Hollywood dubsetp – has launched a new label and it will be giving all its music away for free.
Report claims labels won’t leave SoundCloud licence-free for long
Lady Gaga: ‘The record labels don’t have any f***ing money’
Russian social network vKontakte may be starting 2014 with a new set of legal problems, following reports late last year that EMI,
IFPI has published its latest Investing in Music report claiming labels invested $4.5b in A&R and marketing in 2011.