Lyor Cohen is going to run YouTube Music. My prediction is that in a year, he will not have been able to accomplish much of anything. This is not because of Lyor who is one of the best we’ve had in the music business. It’s because of the way Google operates and who is really in control. And that will drive Lyor crazy.
Google likes to rely on the Communications Decency Act and the DMCA to defend themselves against ; in fact, a big part of Google’s business model is “getting away with it” by selling advertising on videos that their advertising customers clearly don’t want their brands tied to and that must violate the advertiser’s rights. Google […]
Commission Rate: 15% or 20% of Commission Base Commission Base: Artists will want to make the “Commission Base” as close to a net number as possible, the managers will want to have it be some form of modified gross. For tour income, the typical deductions would be for the cost of sound and lights, opening […]