1. YouTube's Music Key Terms for Artists, Clarified

    January 29, 2015 2:55 PM EST Confused yet? Maybe not anymore. Last week, cellist Zoe Keating -- who has also become a part-time pundit on the issues of working as an independent musician in the digital business -- posted on her blog that YouTube's terms for participation in their Music Key "streaming"…

  2. Indie Music Trade Body IMPALA Releases a 10-Point Plan to Curb 'Abuses'

    January 28, 2015 4:04 PM EST IMPALA, the European indie label trade group, announced this week a 10-point "Digital Action Plan" that gives the European power structure a roadmap to addressing hot topics like weak copyright standards, diversity and finding new ways to help smaller players in the market. The…

  3. Cellist Zoe Keating Opens Up on Her YouTube Battle: 'There's a Lot of Fear Out There'

    January 28, 2015 3:32 PM EST Update, Jan. 29, 2:58pm : YouTube reached out to Billboard to clarify some of Keating's statements in this interview. You can read that here . Zoe Keating  wants control of her music. A cellist based in Northern California, Keating has tried to be an unstoppable force while running…

  4. Indie Musician Outlines 'Demanding' Contract with YouTube's Music Service

    January 23, 2015 2:36 PM EST Updated: 3:08PM ET, Jan. 23. YouTube has a "demanding" contract for independent musicians, according to a blog post by musician Zoë Keating , a frequent chronicler of her experiences with the digital music business. The five-year contract mandates that her entire catalog be…

  5. Imogen Heap / December 3, 2009 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)

    December 04, 2009 5:06 PM EST Watching Imogen Heap flutter around the stage Thursday night (Dec. 3) at Brooklyn's Musical Hall of Williamsburg was very much like watching a child let loose in a toy store. Throughout her mesmerizing performance, which was also streamed live in HD for fans on BillboardLive , Heap…