Everything in the music industry

From LARB, Robert Loss reviews How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy by Stephen Witt (and more). Jukebox Hero: Steven White on how an Internet start-up broke ground in music licensing and revolutionized an industry on the fringes of copyright. Did Nielsen kill the radio star? Industry pros are asking if Nielsen botched radio ratings — and inadvertently forced stations off the air. Why is the live music business living in the last century? The tragedy of iTunes: The new version of Apple’s signature media software is a mess — what are people with large MP3 libraries to do? Anil Prasad on the ugly truth about Apple, Google, Spotify, and the rest of the music streaming universe. The future of songwriting: Mike Errico on how streaming is changing everything we know about making music (and more). Open the music industry’s black box: Streaming is bigger than ever — so why are artists doing so badly? Everything in the music industry has changed except the song itself — is it time for a disruptor to change what songs look and sound like?