Session Spotlight

The 2014 SXSW Music Conference
Written by Rory Burbeck | December 18, 2014

Music Conference Spotlight: (Re)introducing Lost Classics

An incredibly small portion of the millions of recordings that have been created over time have become “classic” parts of our culture. But there is a greater number of amazing records that were pressed once and buried in time.

Reissuing Records: (Re)introducing Lost Classics at the 2015 SXSW Music...

The 2014 SXSW Music Conference
Written by Rory Burbeck | December 3, 2014

Music Conference Spotlight: Getting Royalties from Streaming Music Services

Up until recent years, the channels for royalty revenue have been few and relatively large. As music download and physical sales continue to decline, so do the royalty payments that come as a result of those sales, leaving several different streaming services to make up the difference.

But how can...

Video Spotlight: A Discussion with Melissa Etheridge

Perceptions about artist-brand partnerships and sync licensing have shifted quite a bit over the last 20 years.

The topic was discussed in detail at the 2014 SXSW Music Conference with singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge and three more powerful women who work in the sync licensing field. The quartet of speakers talk...

The 2014 SXSW Music Conference
Written by Rory Burbeck | November 20, 2014

Music Conference Spotlight: The (Real) Market Value of a Music Placement

Placement of a song can launch an artist from relatively unknown to being the next buzz act almost overnight, but we don’t often ponder the true value of getting a song placed in film or TV.

So, what really makes a sync successful? Our speakers, led by Rebecca Rienks of...

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