Month: August 2018

Everything Old Is New Again: Vertical Integration Returns to the Recording Industry?

Citigroup recently released a detailed study of the finances of the music industry, raising a number of questions within the music business about the veracity of their data and their conclusions. The big takeaway for almost everyone, though, was the big-picture headline: last year, the collective music industries in the United States generated $43 billion, …

A Tale of Two Sessions: Success and Failure in the Recording Studio

“It doesn’t quite have the atmosphere,” producer Annabel Connellan said, poised over her copy of the score. Howard Shelley, the pianist, agreed with her: “It’s almostĀ too honest.” Annabel and Howard were seated in a back room of St. Silas Church in London, along with Ben Connellan, Annabel’s husband and the session engineer. They were in …