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Ethan Kaplan - Live Nation - about the music industry and much more

Ethan Kaplan - Live Nation - about the music industry and much more | Fair Deals Declaration | Scoop.it
Executives at the big music labels tend to get a bad rap. But some of the most innovative people in the music business began their careers at the labels.
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Ethan Kaplan draws a line between what labels do and what they must do to keep artists and not cut such lazy deals.

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Why Apple's Acquisition of Beats Is Bad for Indie Labels, Artists, and the Industry... - Digital Music News

Why Apple's Acquisition of Beats Is Bad for Indie Labels, Artists, and the Industry... - Digital Music News | Fair Deals Declaration | Scoop.it
The following guest post comes from music industry attorney Steve Gordon.  It was written with the assistance of Mona Goodarzi, a senior at UC Berkeley, and...

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Steve Gordon focuses on the business aspect of labels and artists while using the latest product acquisition of Beats as his means of doing so.

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Over 700 independent labels sign Fair Digital Deals Declaration

Over 700 independent labels sign Fair Digital Deals Declaration | Fair Deals Declaration | Scoop.it
The document calls for transparency in digital music deals that would level the playing field between indie labels, major labels and online platforms such as YouTube and Spotify (Over 700 independent labels sign Fair Digital Deals Declaration

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Using the Fair Digital Deals Declaration, Sean Michaels raises an excellent point about labels making deals that don't support the artist 

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Major Record Labels As Dinosaurs?

Major Record Labels As Dinosaurs? | Fair Deals Declaration | Scoop.it
Tyrannosaurus rex, Palais de la Découverte, Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia) On June 25th, 2009 Michael Jackson was found dead at his Los Angeles home.  The artist created, along with master producer Quincy Jones, the biggest selling album in history, 1982’s Thriller.  By 2009, the album has sold 29 million copies in [...]
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Richard Busch writes about the business model of major record labels and how much has changed since those models worked. Busch argues that major record labels need to change their model to better reflect what is going on in the music world.

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Once Again, Just What IS The Future Of Music?

Once Again, Just What IS The Future Of Music? | Fair Deals Declaration | Scoop.it
The music industry has been reeling over the past decade or so with the rise of the internet and the collapse of traditional business models. A conference this week at Boston's Berklee College of Music tried to address that with the usual panels and a musical experiment intended to show just how the process of creation has changed.
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Along the lines of the "declaration" this article gives some into the future of labels and how they effect the industry

 

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Over 750 indie labels sign up to WIN's Fair Digital Deals Declaration

Over 750 indie labels sign up to WIN's Fair Digital Deals Declaration | Fair Deals Declaration | Scoop.it
Labels commit to treat artists fairly in digital exploitation of work

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This article gives insight into the Fair Deals Declaration
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