All Posts: record industry

We predicted that it would happen someday, now it has. RIAA's recent figures for the first half of 2014 shows that physical sales continues to drop..now at 28% of total revenue.  Revenue for the first half fell from $3.4 billion to $3.2 billion. This is, of course, for record companies that are part of the RIAA and do not include the tens of thousands of independent artists who record and sell their own CDs on line or at their gigs.  But, most i...
Is this an April Fool's Joke?  Today, the Obama administration's Commerce Department General Counsel, Cameron Cameron (John Kerry's younger brother) sent a letter to the Senate in support of making radio stations pay a huge performance tax for playing records on the radio.... "The Department has long endorsed amending the US copyright law to provide for an exclusive right of public performance of sound recordings." The Commerce Department s...
Blender Magazine published its list of the Top 20 Biggest Record Company
Screw ups of all Time...here's the top 10...details and the rest at
http://www.blender.com/20BiggestRecord
CompanyScrewUps/articles/18696.aspx

1.  Major labels squash Napster..instead of figuring out how to make money with an on line service that already tens of millions of built in customers.  They drove the masses to illegal download sharing sites

2.  Decca Reco...