March 21, 2013

YouTube, Partners Needs to Work Harder to Pay Songwriters, Publishers Fairly

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(from Billboard March 19, 2013) Everyday millions of people are watching and uploading videos featuring covers of songs on YouTube. Since Billboard made the groundbreaking decision to factor YouTube views in the charts, YouTube is becoming the mainstream music business. While YouTube provides easy access to viewers, it’s hard to overlook the fact that there […]

November 8, 2012

Back in the Groove After the Storm

A street in NYC after Hurricane Sandy.

(from New York Times, November 4, 2012) It is obvious that Hurricane Sandy has had a major effect on the Northeastern part of the country in recent weeks. Major damage has occurred and this is having negative impacts on many industries. The live entertainment industry is no exception; specifically, the Jazz musicians and fans in […]