The Music Business Journal is an open-source magazine about current trends in the music industry, published by students at Berklee College of Music.
See our Guide to News and Newspapers for more complete information about newspaper collections at Northeastern.
Billboard is an American entertainment media weekly, which publishes news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres.
Rolling Stone Rock & Roll, national affairs, feature stories, reviews, classified ads, and the music charts. Find out where your favorite group stands in the ratings.
Variety- Entertainment news in all genres. Includes reviews, awards, festivals, box office, entertainment industry conferences.
World Intellectual Property Organization Magazine: a global forum for intellectual property policy information and services
News sites for Northeastern music researchers:
(see also our News and Newspapers guide)
An association of composers, lyricists, publishers, and others involved in the creation of music. ASCAP is the leading performing rights organization, representing over 540,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.
Future of Music Coalition
A Washington D.C.-based nonprofit organization which works with musicians, composers and industry stakeholders to provide solutions to shared challenges.
"The voice of the recording industry worldwide.We represent the interests of 1,300 record companies across the globe."
A nonprofit organization designated by the U.S. Copyright Office pursuant to the historic Music Modernization Act of 2018.
Starting in January 2021, The MLC began to issue and administer blanket mechanical licenses to eligible streaming and download services (digital service providers or DSPs) in the United States. The MLC will then collect the royalties due under those licenses from the DSPs and pay songwriters, composers, lyricists, and music publishers.
NITO is a "non-profit group initially formed by like-minded independent talent agencies (and soon thereafter expanded to encompass independent management companies) for the purpose of promoting the welfare and prosperity of its members and their represented artists, as well as for the indirect benefit of those associated with them. NITO welcomes a broad coalition of the live music ecosystem.
"NIVA's mission is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States."
The trade group that represents the U.S. recording industry. Provides the industry perspective on intellectual property rights, current lawsuits, and more. Links to most of the major labels.
A performing rights organization which represents songwriters and publishers, and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
"The fine print of big ideas in music and technology, hosted by journalist Cherie Hu and featuring a curated selection of leaders, innovators, artists and thinkers from across the music business."