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How Record Labels Screwed Up The Music Industry, And How Spotify, Apple Saved Them

ALTERNATIVE TAKE: Mike Masnick explores the sordid history of how the record labels' behavior in the early days of the internet literally brought the...



Why Twitter Still Matters For Musicians

Although some self-promoting musicians may choose to eschew the platfrom, Chris Robley here details why the controversial social network still holds significant value for...


Why Music Data Shouldn’t Drive 100% Of Decisions

In this interview, James Martin of Midem speaks with Sam Hill, Director of Digital Marketing at BMG UK, about his job, advice he'd give...


5 Web Tools For Musicians To Try

In this piece Fiona Z shares five recently discovered valuable tools artists can use to improve their online experience, streamline social media usage, edit...


The Reason Record Labels Hate Free Streaming Tiers

While streaming services may often be touted as the saviors of the music industry, label execs are no fans of the 'free tiers' offered...


5 Techniques For Engaging Social Ringleaders – The Most Important Music Fans

When it comes to engaging with your fans online, none are more important than the social ringleaders, whose charismatic taste-making can make all the...


Streaming Habits Mirror Purchasing Habits: The Big Lie Of Spotify [David Lowery]

A theory often perpetuated by Spotify maintains that streaming will yield more revenue than downloads or traditional retail sales, as it generates money for...


Why Taking Time Off From Music Can Harm Your Career

Touring can be an incredibly draining experience, and while it's important to take a breather every now and then, taking too much time of...


Could Streaming Playlists Replace Music Blogs?

As streaming culture and the companies behind it forever alter the ways in which music is both produced and consumed, playlists could have the...


Brandon Ebel Talks Tooth & Nail Records [INTERVIEW]

In this interview Brandon Ebel, founder and president of Tooth & Nail records, takes us back through the history of labels multiple decades of...