Adam Lambert’s Star Power from an industry perspective 60 Bonus Tracks, Digital Editions, Dance Track, SNL, Rob Cavallo, Helping Others

Been around the world a few times since my last message but have been thinking of you all and excited about your messages and Adam’s tremendous progress!
I’m in the midst of conversations with RCA and others to help answer some of your questions, especially with respect to the different configurations of bonus tracks; as we’ve [...]

Adam Lambert’s Star Power from an industry perspective 57 music clearances, electronic distribution, DMCA, DRM, iTunes, diminishing revenue, live performances, new media, opportunities

With huge thanks to Stacy Jenel Smith, you’ll see the answers to your questions are posted here at nymichael.com, there are a few others she’ll answer later and we’ll update the message.
With respect to music clearances, as you may have seen in my referenced blog post Adam Lambert’s Star Power from an industry perspective 4 [...]

Adam Lambert’s Star Power from an industry perspective 51 iTunes, Queen, Solo album, 19, Simon Cowell

A few points and more to follow. Regarding iTunes, what appears on the homepage is heavily negotiated and in huge demand. Chances are the AI/iTunes deal only had certain real estate through a certain period, so it’s not anything negative about Adam; it’s just that the deal is winding up.
Regarding Queen (they’re certainly getting a [...]

Adam Lambert’s Star Power from an industry perspective 35 iTunes Royalties for Artists and Labels, Arbitron

My colleagues and I don’t think Finalists receive any upfront percentage of iTunes sales revenue (see below)…
I’ve discussed some of the issues of royalties and agreements in previous posts (which can be found on my blog as well); generally Artists don’t receive revenue (except their initial advances) until the record label recoups their entire investment [...]