• 360 deals explained

    This is for all you artists out there that have been hearing the term "360 deal" but haven't really understood the details of what constitutes such a deal and why an artist would pursue one. Bruce Warila at the Music Think

  • Bluegrass and internet technology

    If you're in the business of bluegrass in any capacity, you've probably given some attention to using the multitude of online networks and tools to increase your business. The list continues to grow, myspace, facebook, twitter, etc. So the question

  • Song Of The Mountains

    I had the occasion recently to speak at length with Tim White, emcee and co-producer of the popular Song Of The Mountains concert series and television show, aired on 170 PBS affiliates in the United States. The show originates from Marion,

  • CMT News: CD Obituary

    CMT News recently published an obituary for the CD. Citing irrelevance as the cause of death, they presented a humorous and instructive look at the life of the CD in the music industry. The author isn't sad to see the CD

  • Performance Rights Act hearing 3/10

    The Judiciary Committee of the US House Of Representatives will take up the Performance Rights Act today (3/10) with a hearing at 10:00 a.m. This legislation (H.R.848) seeks to require broadcast radio (terrestrial transmitter-based) to pay royalties to artists and performers

  • Casa Nueva launches in Boston

    A new record label has been launched in the greater Boston area, in the shadow of Rounder Records, one of the most successful independent record companies in the US. Casa Nueva is located in Watertown, MA, and headed by Brad San

  • Last month for BluegrassRadio.org

    BluegrassRadio.org has announced that they will shut down their 24/7 online bluegrass audio stream online at the end of March. President Clyde Scott has this message posted on the site's front page: It is with deep regret that I must announce

  • New dawn for No Depression

    No Depression, the alternative country music publication, is to discontinue its editorial budget. Following the launch on October 1, 2008, of NoDepression.com, now finds that it has to make a further tough decision regarding the format of its publication. Publisher, Kyla Fairchild,

  • World Copyright Summit in DC

    The 2009 World Copyright Summit has been scheduled for June 9-10 at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, DC. The event will be hosted by the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), a consortium of rights holders

  • CD Baby

    Not long ago we reported on another year of declining CD sales within the music industry. So we thought it'd be nice to share the story of increased sales at CD Baby. CD Baby reports that their CD sales for 2008