Full Circle

Bruno, Antony
December 2007
Billboard;12/8/2007, Vol. 119 Issue 49, p18
Trade Publication
The article focuses on an increase in the use of 360-degree record deals in record labels and the music touring industry. Record labels now sign artists to contracts that include a cut of not only album sales, but also their merchandise, touring and other revenue that they historically never got a piece of. The touring industry is looking for a portion of touring revenue and a portion of the profits of recordings also. Digital music's impact on the revenue sharing is discussed. INSET: ROLLY OVER BEETHOVEN.


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