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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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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MTV’s TRL Making a Comeback This Fall

  MTV reach a new level of success in 1998 when TRL (Total Request Live) was created and aired for ten strong years. TRL focused primarily on mainstream pop and

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Artists Around the Music Industry React to #Charlottesville

“Unite the Right” rally brings bloodshed to Charlottesville, VA As of late, Charlottesville, Virginia is synonymous with rebellion. The political uprising has reached every news room in America and is

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Snapchat’s Artist Pass Gives Behind-the-Scenes View of Industry’s Biggest Acts

Snapchat has been the social media platform to beat recently, and with Billboard’s help, the competition is only getting fiercer. “Artist’s Pass” is a new feature created with music enthusiasts

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Are We in the Middle of a Second British Invasion?

Adele has set records in receiving awards. Forbes declared One Direction the fourth highest-earning celebrities in the world recently. And Calvin Harris became the first British artist to surpass a

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Artists React to Recent SoundCloud Drama

Many aspiring artists and music fans panicked when they heard SoundCloud was in danger of shutting down, until Chance the Rapper came to the rescue. As of July 13, 2017,

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The 2017 VMA’s Get a Much-Needed Reboot

MTV’s 2017 Video Music Awards are undergoing a whirlwind of change, starting with the coveted award itself. In an attempt to be more politically correct, MTV President, Chris McCarthy stated,

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