Top 20 most successful musicians of all time

While terms like “best” tend to be fairly subjective, the numbers (usually) don’t lie. For this Top 20 list, we’re looking at the all time most successful artists, based on. Continue reading

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Why did Bruce Springsteen appear in a Jeep Super Bowl ad? Brand Relevance

Staying culturally relevant in a constantly shifting media and social landscape is no easy feat, particularly during a pandemic. Bruce Springsteen’s solution? Star in a Jeep commercial during the Super Bowl.

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AWAL Deal Cements Sony’s Position As An Indie Powerhouse [MARK MULLIGAN]

With yesterday’s AWAL deal, Sony cemented its place as an indie powerhouse and heralded in a new era where “an artist can be independent with a major label,” writes MIDiA. Continue reading

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Sony Acquires AWAL, Kobalt Neighboring Rights

AWAL, which built a reputation as a safe harbor for independent artists seeking true global reach, is now owned by Sony, the world’s second largest music group. Sony Music Entertainment. Continue reading

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DistroKid ‘Upstream’ Offers Unsigned Artist Data To Labels, Republic Signs On

DIY digital distributor DistroKid has added “Upstream” to match unsigned artists with labels, and hitmakers Republic Records has become its first official partner. Serving “millions of artists,” DistroKid says that. Continue reading

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Who Actually NEEDS A Record Label In 2021? [Video]

While land a record deal was once the Holy Grail for up and coming musician, bands and artists today are a bit more inclined to keep their options open, and. Continue reading

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L’il Wayne, Kodak Black Get Trump Clemency, White House Tries To Explain Why

Two rappers have received clemency from outgoing President Trump for previous gun charges. The White House has announced that outgoing President Donald Trump granted a pardon to rapper Lil Wayne. Continue reading

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Grammy Awards 2021 Postponed To March 14 In Conflict With SAG Awards

UPDATED: The 2021 GRAMMY Awards have been postponed to the same day as the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards. The awards will now take place on March 14th, due to rising. Continue reading

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Spotify Purged Tens of Thousands Of Tracks For ‘Fraudulent Streams’

Spotify has purged tens of thousands of tracks for allegedly using services that fraudulently inflate streams. Music industry attorney Wallace Collins wrote in a blog post that the number of. Continue reading

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How Should We Measure An Artist’s Success On 2021?

Combine a fractured global fanscape with an explosion in data and “the idea of a single measure of artist success looks less relevant and meaningful,” writes MIDiA analyst Keith Jopling.. Continue reading

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