November 21, 2013

Why Everyone on the Florida Georgia Line Case Study Panel at the Touring Conference Was Grinning Ear-To-Ear (And it Wasn’t Just the Fireball)


(from Billboard Magazine, November 16, 2013)  Florida Georgia Line was the artist development case study at the recent Billboard Touring Conference. The duo went from being unknown to having the longest running No. 1 of all-time on the Hot Country Charts and opening for stars such as Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan. Florida Georgia Line’s […]

November 7, 2013

“Counting Stars” Becomes Band’s Biggest Global Hit Thanks to Wave of Synchs


(Billboard Magazine, November, 1 2013) As many labels look to their fourth quarter album releases, John Janick, President of Interscope, is still excited about a first quarter album release due to a synch inspired sales renewal. OneRepublic’s Native is making a sales resurgence with their third single “Counting Stars.” Native was initially released in March, and […]

October 24, 2013

As Downloads Dip, Music Executives Cast a Wary Eye on Streaming Services

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                    (from The New York Times (, October 20, 2013)  While CD sales have been declining over the last decade, the first yearly decline of downloads is making music executives turn to streaming service as the possible cause. Currently track downloads are down 4 percent from […]

October 9, 2013

Spotify Throws Its Weight Behind Artist Marketing


(Billboard Magazine, October 1, 2013) Spotify, the world’s largest subscription music service, has recently launched a new artist marketing program called Spotlight. According to Steve Savoca, Head of Content at Spotify, the program will be “the banner under which we put these artists we partner with.” Focused on helping to break out new artists, Spotlight would […]

September 12, 2013

With iTunes Radio, Apple Takes Aim at Pandora

(from NY Times, September 10, 2013) The game of Internet radio is about to receive another player. Apple, the company behind iTunes, starts releasing its newest music feature, iTunes Radio, September 18th as part of a new system update. At first iTunes Radio will only be available in the United States, but is expected to […]