LyricFind: Making lyrics pay

A century ago, the main source of revenue for music publishers came from selling sheet music with lyrics and notation. The sources of revenues for publishers have evolved ...

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Vick Bain on the future for BASCA

When I first started working at BASCA, I wasn’t sure how long I’d stay. But now, over a decade later, I realise it’s the strong feeling of community ...

Bravado: How Merch became big business

The world of music merchandising has experienced a seismic shift in the 21st century. Where once it would have been unthinkable to find band T-shirts for sale on ...

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Leefest: From the back garden to the big time

Lee Denny was far from the first teenager to disobey his parents’ orders while they were away on holiday, but he’s surely the first to start a successful ...

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The Big Interview: Bella Union's Simon Raymonde

Twice during his conversation with Music Week, Bella Union founder and boss Simon Raymonde discusses scenarios (not actual, but not entirely imaginary either) under which he could have ...

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International Charts Analysis: Blink-182 California dreaming all over the world

It's official: California is Blink 182's most successful album ever. The veteran pop/punk act's seventh album returns them to the top of the chart in their US homeland ...

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