Ben Gilbert investigates just how lucrative festive hits are for artists, labels and rights holders in the digital age.
Ben Gilbert chats to professionals involved in the MPA Futures Group, launched by the MPA to nurture and teach the next generation of music publishers.
Ben Gilbert investigates what role the music business has to play in averting environmental catastrophe, speaking to individuals involved in new organisation Music Declares Emergency.
Ben Gilbert takes a deep dive into the subject of AI to explore the increasingly central role technology has to play in the influx of information surrounding digital music.
Ben Gilbert takes a deep dive into the subject of AI to explore how automation and machine learning are changing the traditional craft of music creation.
In the second of our two-part analysis, Ben Gilbert speaks to key figures across the music business to examine how issues of representation can be more effectively tackled in the future.
In the first of a two-part analysis, Ben Gilbert canvasses the views of figures across the business to find out how representative of society the music industry is in 2019.
Are playlists the new albums? And what happens next in this increasingly important area of the music business? Ben Gilbert speaks to three influential figures to find out.
Ben Gilbert investigates the emerging Indian music market to find out why Spotify is so keen to place a stake in the ground.
After a humbling 2018, Mark Zuckerburg is reported to be pushing for a realignment of the embattled digital platform’s original intentions, as a social arena to bring people together rather than push them apart. One way of doing this is through music, as Ben Gilbert explains.
SiriusXM’s $3.5b acquisition of Pandora indicates a period of consolidation of resources and influence in the power struggle between big tech and the major labels. Ben Gilbert explores the ramifications of the deal and takes a look at how the near future could play out for the music industry.
The European Parliament’s decision to accept a raft of digital reforms could have widespread ramifications for the music business. Ben Gilbert investigates a significant story for artists, labels and copyright holders.