Exclaim! The Year in Music Business

An article by Allison Outhit for Exclaim! gives a year in review of the music business. It highlights the changes in the music business, including the shifting royalty payment pie between composers/publishers, performers and labels. It also discusses the ongoing move away from DRM as a method to increase sales.

Missing from the review was anything about copyright, given the reports I hear is that CRIA is getting everything they want from the Conservative government: making lawsuits of music fans without evidence easier, locking down our technology to reduce competition from other creators, and so-on.

If you are concerned about the future of music (and any other industry regulated by Copyright), and the changes that might happen in the new year (such as a fast-tracked bill that is worse than the DMCA), then please write letters and get in touch with your member of parliament!