Money Man took his $1M Empire Records advance entirely in Bitcoin

Increasingly Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, the blockchain, and NFTs are moving past novelty status and into the music industry mainstream. Independent label EMPIRE announced their “first cryptocurrency artist payment” – a $1. Continue reading

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Kanye West has obliterated the creative full stop [MARK MULLIGAN]

Like him or not Kanye West has changed how musicians and fans should think about what “releasing” new music means, says Mark Mulligan of MIDiA. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA. Continue reading

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Hip hop fandom is driving the future of the music business in gaming, live streaming, and more

While new technologies often get headlines for driving music industry growth, it’s really the fans – particularly hip hop fans – who are enabling the next wave of innovation in. Continue reading

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Kanye West says Universal Def Jam released ‘Donda’ without his permission

Kanye West’s long-hyped album ‘Donda” was finally released Sunday morning, and just hours later the artist claimed that his label did so without his permission. In an Instagram post on. Continue reading

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Russ Earns $100K Weekly As TuneCore Artist, Offers Advice To Others

U.S. based rapper Russ has shared impressive screenshots of his weekly statements from TuneCore and added some advice for all artists. “Some weekly checks on tunecore… inspo purposes only,” tweeted. Continue reading

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10 Ways To Make $1000 Or More This Month From Music [KOSHA DILLZ]

Believe it or not, we are in a time that is unexplainable. I learned that if I was a big band like Tame Impala or Rebelution or  Portugal the Man,  I. Continue reading

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Sia, Just Blaze, Take A Daytrip Anchor Free Native Instruments Charity Sound Pack

Native Instruments has released a free charity sound pack including audio stems, samples, and production kits from nine-time Grammy nominee Sia, production duo Take A Daytrip (Lil Nas X, Travis. Continue reading

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R.A.P. Ferreira Pursues Radical Balance Of Art And Commerce

Rising rap star and innovator R.A.P. Ferreira discusses the complexities of navigating the music industry and tackling the age-old question of staying true to one’s art while pursuing a successful. Continue reading

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The Game Warns Rappers To Reject ‘Slave Deals,” Stay Indie

Outspoken rapper The Game is warning his peers to avoid signing “slave deals” with record labels. “The labels sign young artists to slave deals & their only concern is how. Continue reading

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Jucee Froot Signs Joint Venture With Atlantic Records and Art@War

The traditional major label record deal is morphing as Memphis rapper Jucee Froot reminds with her new joint venture deal that includes major label Atlantic Records and indie Art@War via. Continue reading

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