From the desk of the music industry

Valentine’s Day Mood: Albums We Love

We may have our passion for teaching artists about the music business in common, but the musical tastes across the Bandbasher office couldn’t be more different. In honor of Valentine’s

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Artist Spotlight: Joyner Lucas

The “I’m Not Racist” rapper hit a nerve with the music video release. He’s got the music- and political-minded talking. We sit down with him for more on the man. “I’m

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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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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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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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DJ Khaled: King of Collaboration

DJ Khaled just released his 10th studio album, Grateful. Looking back on his nearly twenty years in the music industry, one might say he has changed the collaboration game completely.   “They kick

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Prodigy: A Legend Gone Too Soon

Albert Johnson, better known by his stage name Prodigy of the rap duo Mobb Deep, has passed away at age 42 from what many believe to be complications of sickle

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