May 9, 2013

Metadata Costing the Industry More than Money, Delegates Told at NARM ‘Music Biz’ Summit

Panel at the 2013 'Music Biz' summit discussing metadata.

(from billboard.biz, May 7, 2013) The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles was host to the NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) ‘Music Biz’ summit on metadata. Already metadata is costing the music industry considerable money because of misspellings, multiple identities for one artist, and multiple release dates. The summit was convened with a […]

April 25, 2013

Updated: Universal Music Group Wins Appeal Against Grooveshark

Court reverses recent copyright suit involving Universal Music Group and Grooveshark.

(from billboard.biz, April 23, 2013) An important digital copyright lawsuit was recently reversed by the New York State Supreme Court. Universal Music Group filed a suit against Escape Media Group Inc. claiming that the company had violated copyright laws by allowing users to upload unlicensed music recorded prior to 1972 from the Universal catalog. The […]

April 11, 2013

The Home of the Jets and the Giants Will Become Body Slam Central for a Night

29th annual WrestleMania is hosted at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

(from The New York Times, April 7, 2013) World Wrestling Entertainment (W.W.E.) has built excitement for its 29th annual WrestleMania. The popularity of the event has been growing and more than 75,000 fans are expected to attend WrestleMania at MetLife Stadium. WrestleMania has been out growing arenas, and in 2007 W.W.E. began hosting the event […]

March 27, 2013

Hot Tours to the North, Canada’s Live Scene is on a Roll

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(from Billboard Magazine, March 23, 2013) Touring artists are bringing big revenue to several Canadian venues, announce many executives north of the border. Riley O’Connor, Live Nation Canada chairman, says it has taken 15 years to convince people to tour Canada on a national basis, and the numbers of touring artists are on the rise. […]

March 7, 2013

Stand Up and Cheer, but Hit ‘Pause’ First

Barclays Center in Brooklyn using new StadiumVision Mobile app.

(from The New York Times, March 3, 2013) For decades broadcasters have been developing techniques to make fans at home feel as if they are a part of the game. Today, Chip Foley, Director of building technologies at the Forest City Ratner Companies, says venues are helping spectators feel at home while watching the game. […]

February 20, 2013

Start of a Long Goodbye

New York Islanders prepare to leave Nassau Coliseum.

(from The New York Times, February 17, 2013) The New York Islanders have played hockey at Nassau Coliseum since the arena’s construction in 1972. The Coliseum opened when many of the older arenas including Boston Garden, Chicago Stadium, and the Olympia in Detroit were still in use. While Madison Square Garden is undergoing a billion-dollar […]