Here are some music business related news from last week.
This week we´re a little focussed on the digital side of the music biz:
On the occasion of yesterday´s celebration of the national musicprize” Echo 2012″ in Berlin the RFC brought together some really bright heads from politics and music economy to debate about the “Digital Rebel Citizen” and how facts are regularly undermined by opinions when it comes to complex copyright issues. While we are editing the recording of this session to make it available here soon, you can read the reviews in MusicWoche and Musikmarkt in the meantime.
Some more international news and views that caught our attention this week:
Just when everyone here in Germany praised the overdue launch of Spotify discussions about payment volumes, license deals, shares and transparency in accounting have reached a new level. (via Digital Music News)
And while on the subject, it seems that Spotify currently triggers multiple discussions at a time. Another one is whether access models cannibalize ownership of music. (via The Next Web)
In an interview with international law firm “Reyhani Law”, Barak Moffitt (EVP Global CORE at EMI Group) shared some interesting insights about digital music business from a major perspective. (via Reyhani Law)
U.S. Direct-To-Fan platform Bandcamp claims to have found the right recipe to compete with filesharing. (via Bandcamp)
And finally, since it´s already week 1 after SXSW 2012, you may want to be prepared properly for 2013. (via Hypebot)
(This week’s selection was compiled by Markus)