In this piece Jon Chattman explore how Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys rose to prominence from a band that was often considered juvenile to become powerful social change advocate, before his untimely demise in 2012.
Jerry Garcia acted as the frontman for the Grateful Dead, a band who musical style will forever impact music across the globe. In this piece we explore the artists legacy on the anniversary of his passing.
In this piece Jazz saxophonist Mike Casey explain the concept of mental flow in his music, and how getting into a deep zone of focus can positively impact both compositional and performative aspects of music.
Rejection is never easy to deal with in any industry, and the fear of it can often hamper productivity. In this article Suzanne Paulinski explains how to overcome fear of rejection, and how to deal with it in a productive way.
After adding songwriter and producer credits to its desktop app in February, Spotify has finally added them to its iOS app, amid increasing pressure to improve the accuracy of its metadata and add additional credits.
Music copyright is an incredibly important concept for musicians to have a firm handle on, however it can also be confusing. Here we detail why copyright is so important, and exactly how to go about copyrighting your own music.
In this every two week update from the Synchtank team, we'll review the important placements and major happenings in the wild and wonderful world of music supervision and music sync.
From tuning to songwriting, apps can be of tremendous value to musicians even, as it turns out, when it comes to royalties. Here we look at six apps which artists can use to keep track of their earnings from royalties, and even harness the data to their advantage.
If you're an artist or band who's even somewhat serious about your career, then you likely have a brand/image that you're working to cultivate. In this piece we look at how to effectively extend that brand into your social media presence.
As an artist, having a music publicist working for you can be a huge asset, particularly given that most publicists now double as digital strategists, and help to shepherd and artists overall brand. That said, there are several important things to consider before committing to hiring a publicist.
Jonathan Stone of original song marketplace Rocket Songs joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast. Music publishing is a multi-billion dollar industry that has been mostly undisrupted by the tech and data revolution. Rocket Songs is working change that and democratize music publishing.
The artwork on album can, for some artists, be something of an afterthought, but album artwork is hugely important when it comes to selling your music. That said, getting album artwork can also be hugely expensive, so here we look at five free online tools for creating your own.
While the majority of fan eagerness involving releases is focused on 'the album' an EP can represent a more easily managed for getting new music to your listeners. Here we look at five benefits associated with the release of an EP.
In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Billboard has assembled a list of its all-time greatest hits from over the past six decades. Even factoring in changes in chart methodology and ranking, the chart contains more than a few shocks for anyone even vaguely familiar with the music industry.
Major labels have for some time been excited by the prospect of being able to use the DMCA to get Internet Service Providers to boot users from the internet, and suing them if they failed. The most prominent victim of this strategy has been ISP Cox, who is now the subject of a bombardment of lawsuits from all the major labels, writes Mike Masnick.
Something familiar to any musician on the street worth their salt, the Nashville Number System is a form of shorthand notation which allows those familiar with chord numbers to act as last minute sub or sit on a session. Here we look at what exactly the system is and how it works.
Stephen Carlisle, Esq. wades into the ongoing saga of Bit Torrent litigation. In a decision with major implications. the Ninth Circuit Court recently rejected a "one size fits all"approach to Bit Torrent lawsuits, in which the sins of one case could be brought to bear on others.
Few creative forces in the music industry are held in as high esteem as Brian Eno, noted for not only his musical contributions but also his work as a producer, writer, and thinker in the music business. Here he sat down to discuss his innovative musical work, as well as his involvement in global political affairs.
SoundBetter, a marketplace for music production talent, announced that it has delivered over $10 million to artists and producers on the platform. "Most of that in the past 18 months," according to Shachar Gilad, SoundBetter Founder and CEO.
Here a variety of different artists and managers working within the Midem hub recount what it's like to be operating in the music business today, and how changes in technology have effected so many aspects of the industry.
AdRev, the music rights administration service and platform, announced today that they have paid out over $100 million to their growing roster of artists, publishers and TV and film production libraries.
In this piece we pull back the curtain of London based independent management company/record label OddChild Music, speaking with Artist Manager Luke Bunce about his experience, passions, and what everyday life at OddChild is like.
David Crosby of Byrds, Crosby, Still, Nash (+ sometimes Young) and solo fame has tweeted his displeasure with the payments he's receiving. In a tweet headlined "real numbers," the outspoken musician published a list of his recent per stream earnings.
The EU parliament recently endured several weeks of being bombarded by tweets, calls, emails, and letters opposing Article 13 of the Copyright Directive, which would have forced major tech companies like Google to more tightly regulate copyright on their platforms. This "movement" was the result of a small group of anti-copyright ideologues from Vancouver, writes David Lowery.
The traditional album format has long been suspected to be floundering for relevance, and Bobby Owsinski here highlights why the less than stellar 'sales' of Drake's #1 album Scorpion represent another nail in the coffin of albums everywhere.
While much has changed in the music industry, getting proper press coverage remains an important part of pushing new music. Here we look at some tips and tricks that can help your music stand out from the crowd of demos.