Articles about music industry


After Hurricane Irma, the Show (Mostly) Goes On For Florida's Music Industry

Last updated: 10/23/2018

Disney on Ice had to bow out of Orlando the weekend of Hurricane Irma and out of Broward’s BB&T Center this week. Next week, it won’t come to Miami either. The reason? Due to...

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The History of the Music Industry's First-Ever Digital Single, 20 Years After Its Release

Last updated: 10/23/2018

Twenty years ago this month, in September of 1997, Capitol Records became the first major label to sell and digitally distribute a single from a well-known artist on the...

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Mercury Prize moments: Former winners on making the most out of the award

Last updated: 10/22/2018

Ahead of tonight’s (September 14) Mercury Prize award, Music Week has spoken to labels, managers and artists involved in four previous winning albums. Here they give their...

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5 Reasons It Pays To Collaborate – TuneCore

Last updated: 10/22/2018

This article was written by Suzanne Paulinksi, an artist consultant with over 10 years in the music industry and owner of The Rock/Star Advocate. They often say, “Teamwork...

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Music Industry Asks Google Why It Doesn't Do More To Stop YouTube Stream Ripping

Last updated: 10/21/2018

Last week, when an RIAA lawsuit forced YouTube-MP3 offline, we asked why Google has not worked to shut it down sooner. With other stream ripping sites still live, others in the...

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New Anime Series ‘The Indies’ Exposes The Harsh Reality of Music Industry

Last updated: 10/21/2018

In 1991, A Tribe Called Quest released ‘The Low End Theory.’ Though the RIAA certified platinum album boasted standout records like “Jazz (We’ve Got)”, and “Scenario,” it was...

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The long and short of it: Why the album needs more events like the Hyundai Mercury Prize

Last updated: 10/20/2018

Streaming continues to turn the music market upside down in many ways, but its impact is most obvious on the way the singles and albums charts have traded places. Who would...

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Owner of Music Piracy Network That Delivered 'Gut-Punch' to Artists Pleads Guilty

Last updated: 10/20/2018

Artur Sargsyan, the owner and operator of Sharebeast, a file-sharing site popular among music fans before it was shut down two years ago, has pleaded guilty to criminal...

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Sam Smith's comeback: Breaking down the numbers

Last updated: 10/19/2018

Sam Smith's comeback track Too Good At Goodbyes has made a flying start, looking set to claim the No.1 spot in the singles chart and has made a strong start across the...

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'Back to Normal' Days Away for Miami Music Business Following Hurricane Irma

Last updated: 10/19/2018

A vehicle passes downed palm trees and two cyclists attempt to ride as Hurricane Irma passed through the area on Sept. 10, 2017 in Miami Beach, Fla.  Miami and South Florida...

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