Check it out: Digital Media Digest for May 2019

Posted on: May 13, 2019

With the accelerating pace of technological change, the League posts a monthly digest of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends, and developments that may affect the digital media activities that orchestras use. For each monthly digest, the League’s digital media consultants, Michael Bronson and Joe Kluger, draw from a variety of websites and publications to provide excerpts or summaries of articles. (These do not necessarily represent the views of the League.) Among the topics in the new Digital Media Digest: driven by streaming, the global recorded music market grew by 9.7% in 2018 to $19.1 billion; U.S. Department of Justice is considering the removal of royalty consent decrees, which have affected performance rights organizations such as ASCAP and BMI since 1941; a recent Google Doodle promised to take any two-bar melody you type in and turn it into a Bach, or Bachlike, chorale in four parts. But can a person or a machine compose like Bach? As a service of the League, members with questions about the information in this digest or about other digital media topics—e.g., planning, strategy, and production—may contact Michael Bronson or Joe Kluger at

Posted May 13, 2019