From the desk of the music industry

Become a Producer: Getting Started

Becoming a producer isn’t easy and music technology has made the industry more competitive than ever. The record producer is the music world’s equivalent of a film director. – Phil

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How Many Streams Does It Take To Pay Your Rent?

On a recent episode of Everyday Struggle, Joe Budden asked hip-hop producer and It’s a Wonderful World Music Group executive, 9th Wonder, “How do you get to the money in

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Super Producers Don’t Know How to Feel About Tags Either

At this year’s A3C Music Conference, a panel of super producers—including Bryan-Michael Cox, FKi 1st, Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Bangladesh, and Sonny Digital—quickly fell into a discussion of producer tags. Good? Bad?

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Are Beefs Good For Business?

A Ma-Minaj Case Study Celebrities move in the public eye and not all of those moves are authentic. “For the cameras” relationships and fake fights are nothing new. So it

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How to Build a Loyal Fan Base

What do Taylor Swift, BTS, and XXXTentacion have in common? A completely devoted fanbase unafraid to show support—no matter what. Here’s how to build your own. Last week, XXXTentacion was

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A Musician’s Guide to Social Media

Why Social Media Is Important Today, if an artist is making music, they’re on social media. Social media is a pretty necessary platform to promote your brand and gain fans.

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SoundCloud Down, But Not Out Yet

A $170 million investment has saved SoundCloud from a Q4 bankruptcy and has “[ensured] a strong, independent future”… for now. When the news broke in July that the music-streaming service

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What Is Music Publishing?

Music publishing deals with the ownership and exploitation of copyrighted music. Through music publishing, copyrighted work is sold for use in areas such as radio, performances, movies, TV, record sales,

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Upcoming Album Drops from Rap Greats

Nothing seems to excite music fans more than rumors of new music from an artist who has already secured their legacy. Eminem and 50 Cent were at the height of

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Amid Social Unrest, MTV Gives Their Response: Tolerance

The MTV VMA’s, held August 27th, took place during a storm of political and social unrest. In an effort to make a bold statement, MTV introduced their previously-named “Best Video

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