Industry News and Associations

Music Industry News

evolver.fmEvolving Music Past the Play Button

  • “At, I will observe, track and analyze the music apps scene because I believe it’s crucial to how humans experience music, and how that experience is evolving.”

musicbusinessblog.comTips, Commentary, and Opinion on Surviving the New Music Industry

  • “online magazine and community for musicians using technology… cover the development of the latest products, technologies, and trends that surround how music is produced, performed, and shared…. how to make the most of digital music technology on computers (Windows, Mac, and Linux), game platforms, mobile devices, electronic hardware, and DIY and handmade inventions, and examine the work of the artists and inventors who explore digital media.”

digitalmusicnews.comThe authority for music industry professionals worldwide

  • “premier news and information authority for music industry and technology executives worldwide”


Technology News

paidcontent.orgGlobal coverage on the economics of digital content

  • “trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, breakdowns of the latest scientific advancements, gadget reviews, software, hardware, and nearly everything else found in between layers of silicon”

  • “leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.”


Legal / Law / Copyright News

  • “A blog devoted to legal issues arising from the RIAA’s lawsuits of intimidation brought against ordinary working people, and other important internet law issues.”

torrentfreak.comThe place where breaking news, BitTorrent and copyright collide

  • “A weblog dedicated to bringing the latest news about BitTorrent and everything that is closely related to this popular filesharing protocol. We are not a news aggregator, but focus on unique and fresh stories. TorrentFreak is where news and filesharing collide. We try to be the source of all the latest breaking news in the p2p world.”

  • “Dr. Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law.”

  • “Intellectual Property Watch, a non-profit independent news service, reports on the interests and behind-the-scenes dynamics that influence the design and implementation of international intellectual property policies.”

  • “The international business news service of global music copyright.”

  • “Intellectual property law is good. Excess in intellectual property law is not. This blog is about excess in Canadian and international copyright law, trademarks law and patent law.”

  • “Since June 2003 the IPKat weblog has covered copyright, patent, trade mark, info-tech and privacy/confidentiality issues from a mainly UK and European perspective.”

  • “The Digital Copyright Canada forum was started in Aug 2001 to allow for a public response to that phase of the Canadian copyright revision process. While the forum focuses on digital copyright, related issues of patents, copyright, trademarks (PCT) and other sui generis protections are discussed.”

  • “The Free Knowledge Institute (FKI) is a non-profit organisation that fosters the free exchange of knowledge in all areas of society. Inspired by the Free Software movement, the FKI promotes freedom of use, modification, copying and distribution of knowledge in four different but highly related fields: education, technology, culture and science.”


Music Industry Associations

NARM – The Music Business Association

  • “the trade association for the business of music, providing the central platform for the discussion of industry-wide concerns and spearheading the implementation of initiatives to advance the business”

  • “Home for the digital initiatives of NARM, the trade association for the business of music.” – Education, Research and Advocacy for Musicians

  • “national nonprofit organization that works to ensure a diverse musical culture where artists flourish, are compensated fairly for their work, and where fans can find the music they want.” – Electronic Frontier Foundation

  • “Defending Your Rights in the Digital World: free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights… EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.” – American Association of Independent Music

  • “an organization of independent music labels that promotes business opportunity, provides advocacy and representation, as well as networking opportunities for the independent label community.” – independent, nonprofit performance rights organization

  • “non-profit performance rights organization that collects statutory royalties from satellite radio (such as SIRIUS XM), internet radio, cable TV music channels and similar platforms for streaming sound recordings.” – Musicians, Recording Artists, Music Businesses, and Supporters United for Fair Pay

  • “The goal of musicFIRST is to ensure that struggling performers, local musicians, and well-known artists are compensated for their music when it is played both today and in the future.”

  • “The Copyright Alliance believes that copyright law promotes creativity and job creation and strengthens the U.S. economy. Those who create, render, and publish copyrighted works rely on the copyright law and its enforcement, for their creative and financial success.”