Music Business

The War Behind The Universal-EMI Merger

Helen Smith, Impala’s executive chair has responded to Impala co-president Patrick Zelnik’s revelation that he thinks Universal Music’s proposed £1.2bn takeover of EMI’s recorded music division could be “just what the sector needs”.

‘You Never Give Me Your Money’ – The Perils Of Band Budgeting

Budgeting is something that I witness independent acts royally cocking up all the time; even some of the more successful ones.

Seven Hidden Costs To Managing A Successful Band

Unfortunately, managing a (financially) successful band requires more than talent, drive and hard work. If you actually plan to make money from a career in music, there are some other costs you need to plan for.

HMV In Apollo Hammersmith Venue Sale

Is HMV’s sale of the Hammersmith Apollo in keeping with the Group’s overall strategy?

Five Upcoming Music Business Books You Need To Know About

With summer fast approaching, there are 5 music business books you need to read! Dotted Music’s Sam Agini presents a quick guide to your reading list.

Why Some Artists Fail And Others Succeed

By knowing what separates indie artists that succeed from artists that fail, you can avoid the pitfalls that can keep your career from moving forward!