The development of streaming services such as Spotify and Tidal, alongside a society that actively shares content across social media, has changed the landscape for those working in the music industry.
In 2017, streaming is projected to overtake physical sales as the biggest income generator for UK record labels, and while these developments have created new opportunities, some musicians have objected to the “pay-per-play” revenue structures. Artists and record companies have also continued to litigate copyright issues before the courts, a trend which is unlikely to end anytime soon. This article explores some of the key legal and commercial challenges faced by the music industry, and the ways to combat them.
Full article published in IP Magazine, June 2017 (log-in required).