How to solve Royalty Collection Societies

Photo by ajburgess In Britain, there’s an organisation called PRS for Music. They’re a membership organisation of composers and songwriters, and they collect royalties on behalf of those members, whenever music is performed publicly or broadcast. And the...

Mixtape for You by Ray Kuyvenhoven

One of the ideas I had during my ’30 days of ideas’ last month was something I called I Made You A Tape – an online service that allowed you to make mixtapes for a single person, with personalised liner notes. Ray Kuyvenhoven, a website developer in...

30 days of ideas – 30: House of Spare Ideas

nataliedee.com Today’s idea… the last in this series of 30 days of ideas is (wait for it): more ideas. But not just my spare ideas – everyone’s. My idea is for a website where people submit their ideas for others to pick up and run with. And...

30 days of ideas – 26: New Music Trust

Photo by Toban Black I was sent a report by the IFPI (International Federation of Phonographic Institutes) last week about how the record business is so important and must be protected because – after all, who else is going to invest in new artists and new...