CHAPTER 9

Revenue Streams: Recorded Music

CHAPTER OVERVIEW

In this chapter you will learn about the revenue-generating opportunities for artist- and music business-entrepreneurs in the area of recorded music. You will see that illegal downloading and copyright infringement remain a major impediment to the recording industry’s revenue stream. The importance of record producers is explored. CD Baby, the online distributer, is profiled. DIWO (Do It With Others) artists will find many practical suggestions for earning revenue in the recorded music sector.

KEY TERMS

A&R

IFPI

Infringement

Baidu

Niche label

Pre-production

US Termination Rights

Royalty artist

Recoupable

Broader Rights

CURRENT PERFORMANCE

For the past 15 years, the global recorded music ...

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