The Life Span of a Song

The Life Span of a Song Might Surprise You

  Aaron Davison gives his view on the life span of a song   This is a guest post from Aaron Davison who is an independent musician who has made a name for himself within the music licensing industry There are many different factors that can affect the life span of a song. I’ve written […]

Music publishing

Is Sony Looking to Get Out of Music Publishing?

It looks like Sony Corp. is moving closer to selling off its half of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, after recently triggering a clause in its contract with its co-owner, the Michael Jackson estate, that allows one party to buy out the other. Sony /ATV is the world’s biggest music publishing company and is co-owned by Sony […]

Independent Music

Skepta’s Contribution to Independent Music Receives Honour

Grime MC, songwriter and producer Skepta will be taking home the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at this year’s AIM Independent Music Awards. It’s been a big year for the Tottenham MC, who has collaborated with Drake and performed at the BRIT Awards with Kanye West. Skepta was originally a DJ for Tottenham-based grime crew […]

Music Industry

Will.i.am Can See an End to the Music Industry

“Music will always be music. Whether or not there is a music industry is questionable.” Will.i.am isn’t sure whether music can continue on as an “industry”, despite being in the business since finding fame with Black Eyed Peas in 1995. Speaking to an audience during a Cannes Lions event, the musician said: “Music will always […]

New music

“New Music Fridays” go Live for Albums and Singles

As of Friday 10th July, new music releases are being made available for fans to enjoy on the same day across the world, as the industry does the switchover to “New Music Fridays”.   Up until this point, there has been no correlation with the release of music around the world. Tracks and albums have […]