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Spotify Direct Deals vs Major Label Artists – Who Wins?

Spotify has drawn fire for making direct deals with artists. But while it might offer a higher net royalty rate, are these deals really...



How Adam Yauch Ended Up As Rap’s Fun-Loving Social Change Advocate

In this piece Jon Chattman explore how Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys rose to prominence from a band that was often considered...


Radio Issues An Ironic Plea For Fairness [Op-Ed]

In a welcome twist, a group radio broadcasters recently got together and penned a letter supporting the national Association of Broadcasters' goal of deregulating...


Sony, Universal Earn $500K Every Hour From Streaming

While streaming is often slammed for how little money it brings in, it turns out that this is more an issue for the artists,...


5 Ways To Win During Music’s ‘Moneyball’ Moment

A recent data-driven approach to artist discovery from the team at Instrumental has been receiving comparisons to Billy Beane's statistical approach to building a...


Can Jazz Help You Be More Organized?

In this piece Jazz saxophonist Mike Casey explain the concept of mental flow in his music, and how getting into a deep zone of...


3 Ways Musicians Deal With Rejection, Take Action

Rejection is never easy to deal with in any industry, and the fear of it can often hamper productivity. In this article Suzanne Paulinski...


Pre-saves vs Pre-Adds: What They Are, How To Use Them

With streaming now the dominant form of music consumption, labels and artists have been adapting their promotional strategies. Here we explore how to run...


How To Copyright Music, Why It Matters

Music copyright is an incredibly important concept for musicians to have a firm handle on, however it can also be confusing. Here we detail...


How To Instantly Improve A Band Bio

A bio is a standard part of the package for every band or artist, but beyond covering the basics, it's usually a good idea...