Content ID determines when content is copyrighted and can divert payments to the rights holder. But few artists have access to the tool.
Many musicians rely on touring for revenue. But they are facing inflation, supply chain problems and a lot of competition.
Tobi Parks' xBk was open only six months before the pandemic hit. A federal grant helped it weather COVID.
Limited audience capacity and higher ticket prices are some of the changes concertgoers can expect this summer.
UnitedMasters helps artists distribute music, but it is unclear if this type of alternative model will further disrupt the major record label system.
The pandemic has left musicians more dependent than ever on streaming revenue, but that can be a fraction of a penny per listen.
The industry was set to make more from touring than record sales.