Tag Archives: Music Industry

The Robin Thicke / Marvin Gaye case sets a dangerous precedent

Posted by DannyFratina, 03.11.2015

Robin Thicke broke no laws or musical conventions in Blurred Lines, and did not steal anything from Marvin Gaye. Yet he lost his case. Here's why this sets a terrifying precedent that could affect every musician in terrible ways.

The Rise of Predatory Contests

Posted by DannyFratina, 12.07.2013

Music contests with higher entry fees, online voting, and image-based factors seem to be on the rise, just at a time when the jazz and general music community needs safer and more nurturing outlets of competition.

Genres in Pop Music, or Lack Thereof

Posted by DannyFratina, 12.06.2013

Genre is a double edged sword that gives the little guy a direct path to the appropriate listener and gives the industry at large a system to produce music by formula. Has pop music evolved beyond it?