From the desk of the music industry

5 Things Artists Need To Know About Their 44% Increase In Streaming Profits

If you haven’t heard, there’s been a major legal win for songwriters over the weekend. The results of a court battle from the summer of 2017 by the Copyright Royalty

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Artists Need to Know More About Record Deals to Avoid Signing Bad Ones

The goal for new artists emerging in the music industry is the chance to sign a record deal. However, in the excitement of the opportunity artists may not realize they’re

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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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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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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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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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Can SoundCloud Survive?

Remember when we said you should have a website in case anything happened to one of your social media accounts? News of SoundCloud’s layoffs—and the media explosion surrounding the CEO’s

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