Rap Genius tops a list of 50 sites that the National Music Publishers Association has targeted for publishing unlicensed lyrics based on a report prepared by musician and college lecturer David Lowery. The NMPA said it has issued take-down notices to all 50 sites, saying it plans "further legal action" if the sites don't remove the lyrics or obtain licenses for them.
Far from being fatal for radio stars, video is helping propel some broadcast stations into the era of digital content. That was the case when the BBC’s Radio 1 decided to put its hour-long interview with Kanye West on its YouTube channel in September. Days later, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel did a parody of West’s interview.
Momentum has continued to gather behind online video in the last five years, with music being the category that's experiencing the biggest growth -- though that doesn't necessarily mean the industry will reap any additional revenue in the immediate future.
Weeks before the launches of Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, the gaming-console industry stands at a curious crossroads: Its platforms have served up just as much, if not more, traditional entertainment like movies, TV shows and music than they have games.