| Jun 6, 2013

Been down so long, it looks like up

by Steve McClure

I’ve been to a lot of music-industry conferences over the years, and for the past decade I’ve listened to the same old song: How can the recording industry fight online piracy, which it blames for plunging music sales? So at this year’s Music Matters ...

| May 2, 2013

Universal-EMI is the dinosaur in the room

by Steve McClure

Last September, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved Universal Music Group’s buyout of EMI. Since then, the two record companies have been merging their operations worldwide. In Japan, the combined Universal-EMI entity will have a market share of between 15 ...