November 7, 2013

Bicycle Music Acquires Wind-Up Records’ Back Catalog, Cuts Deal with Concord Music Group

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(from Billboard Magazine, October 31, 2013) This week, Bicycle Music has taken ownership of Wind-Up Records’ back catalog. This entitles them to the masters of 1,600 songs, some of those from albums by Creed, Evanescence, Seether and Alter Bridge. While we’re not exactly sure what the terms of the deal are, Bicycle has struck a […]

October 9, 2013

From Web Curiosity to No.2 on the Billboard 200, the Weeknd Charts His Own Route to Success

The Weeknd is a testament to the changing times in the music industry.

(from Billboard Magazine, October 05, 2013) Abel Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd, is an elusive and famously reclusive R&B singer. His latest effort, “Kiss Land,” sold 95,000 copies the week of September 10th according to Nielsen Soundscan. The album is his major label debut, and the sales were enough to give him the number […]

September 26, 2013

Court Gives a Victory to Pandora Over Licensing Streaming Music

Pandora emerged victorious in their court ruling this week against ASCAP.

(from New York Times, September 18, 2013) Since online streaming sites like Pandora have become increasingly more popular with the growth of technology in the world of music, there have been a number of disputes over royalties being paid out to performing rights societies (ASCAP, BMI) for streaming services. As Pandora continues to push towards […]