Now that we are at the very beginning of a new year, there are sure to be a whole host of issues that will continue to influence the music industry this year. Since the beginning of the new millennium there have been so many issues that have helped to shape and change the industry into what it is today: from the controversial success of Napster to the initial introduction of iTunes.
Recently, in a report on Billboard.biz, a survey was taken of some top players in music where the question was asked, “What will the most important/influential issue facing the music industry be in 2013?” Music figures such as magazine publishers, talent agency presidents, publicists, writers and artists, gave a wide range of answers on this broad topic. From the changing role of both terrestrial and satellite radio, to rates for performance royalties, to the regulation of ticket pricing and the continue rise of the single, the music industry continues to exist in an extremely transitional phase with a growing D.I.Y. environment alongside major mainstream aspirations.
It’s hard to say whether one issue facing the music industry is more important than the other, and 2013 is a year that’s sure to reveal the importance of all of the issues raised in this article. The full piece can be read at the link below: