Music And The Technology It Powers
NEKST.biz focuses on the evolving role of songwriters, publishers and intellectual property in today’s music industry environment.
The NEKST positioning statement wasn’t discovered on the side of a cereal box. It’s carefully crafted and hopefully says something about our point of view—Music And The Technology It Powers.
We love songs. When a great lyric and melody get properly paired, magic happens. Emotions are unleashed, engaging listeners and causing a reaction. Actually, that equation is not a product of the digital age, it’s been going on for generations.
But the digital age has had, and is having, a profound effect on music industry economics. At NEKST.biz we have opinions and will express them as such, but most importantly our mission is to provide a thoughtful community forum for doers, thinkers and entrepreneurs to raise issues, debate ideas and hopefully find answers. We are based in Nashville, but our coverage will encompass the U.S. and beyond.
NEKST.biz began quietly in July 2013. Today we are a separate company (NEKST.biz LLC) with a journalistic mission and our own unique agenda focusing on songwriters, publishers and technolgy. I am excited to lead this quest as Publisher.
We’re proud of what we accomplished in Phase One of our development. We’ve presented smart interviews and impactful articles about digital issues, artist development and copyright concerns like the Songwriter Equity Act. Creating the first—and only—Top60 Country Songwriter Chart has already proved a hit idea.
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There are big challenges ahead, but together we’ll find our way…. thanks so much for your support…