Artist Compensation

Will Sony Open a Classical Download Store?

Recently, All Things Digital’s MediaMemo reported on some anonymous-insider murmurings (are there any other kind?) about Sony and other major labels prepping to launch a classical music-oriented digital store. (According to the rumors, jazz is a possibility as well.)

But why a genre-specific download store? Isn’t classical music available at other sites and services?

Submitted by Anonymous on July 21, 2010 - 4:11pm

Creativity, Policy, Advocacy and You: the ArtsJournal Convo Continues

We’re well into day three of  “Creative Rights & Artists” — a week-long blog discussion series brought to you by the Future of Music Coalition, the National Alliance for Art Media + Culture, Fractured Atlas and ArtsJournal.com

The Week in News

Last weekend, our man Alex Maiolo was at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago for three days of skinny jeans, warm beer and music. But it wasn’t all R&R: Alex was there to talk to musicians and managers about FMC’s Health Insurance Navigation Tool (HINT). From July 16-18, Alex was there hepping the hepcats to their health insurance options and how the new health care reforms might impact musicians. If you were there, we hope you got to say hello!

Here’s some more of what’s been happening in the wide world of music-tech-policy-law… read more

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