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  • 18 Mar 2019 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    Album sales may dip every year all around the world, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still those special records that millions of people can’t help but purchase. The list of the bestselling titles of 2018 has just been released, and it’s a healthy mix of typical chart-toppers, a surprising number of soundtracks and even a few internationally-adored acts that are new to these types of rankings.


  • 8 Mar 2019 1:03 PM | Anonymous

    It usually takes a while — a decade or two — before we can look back at a particular era of American life and see it as something coherent, something whose every aspect is marked by one overarching mood. It takes a certain amount of hindsight to notice how all the wildly different reactions people had to the moment were still, in the end, reactions to the same thing; all the different poses they adopted were still being struck against the same backdrop.


  • 27 Feb 2019 2:44 PM | Anonymous

    Music conferences can a be a life changing experience, and the perfect place to educate yourself about the industry, connect with your contemporaries, and make contact with the powers that be. They can also be a huge waste of time however, so we've here provided a short list of must-attend conferences.


  • 20 Feb 2019 10:16 AM | Anonymous

    'A Star Is Born' was a big winner of the night, taking home the awards for best music supervision for a film budgeted over $25 million, as well as for best song or recording created for a film for "Shallow."

  • 17 Jan 2019 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    By now, social media has become important and widespread enough that everyone understands what hashtags are what that they do, but there are still plenty of people who don’t fully grasp what they should and should not be doing when it comes to the Instagram add-ons.

    Here’s a quick look at five things you might not be doing quite right with hashtags on Instagram, how you can be better, and why any of this matters at all.


  • 10 Jan 2019 11:48 PM | Anonymous

    By: Rollo Grady Music

    As the year comes to the end, we asked sixty music supervisors, music producers and music coordinators to list their favorite albums, EPs and songs of 2018.To hear tracks from their favorite albums please check out the Music Supervisors :: Best Songs of 2018 Spotify Playlist (click here)

  • 11 Dec 2018 11:33 AM | Anonymous

    By the time you finish reading this sentence, three new songs will have been uploaded onto SpotifyThis time tomorrow, the number will have risen above 20,000 songs — a daily deluge of music which would take you a month and a half to listen to . . . without sleep. By this time next year, more than 7 million new tracks will have been crammed onto the service.

  • 27 Nov 2018 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    Newly minted FORBES "30 Under 30" artist Billie Eilish is the music star of the moment right now. She is a press darling, her songs have now been streamed a billion times, Julia Roberts was at one of her sold-out shows in L.A. this week, Dave Grohl and his daughter Violet covered Eilish's "idon'twannabeyouanymore," Flea name checked her in an Instragram post, saying, "She is for real." The accolades and buzz go on and on.


  • 20 Nov 2018 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    Sales are plummeting, and the music industry is returning to the era of track-led consumption. Is the LP doomed? Make no mistake, the album is fighting for its life.

    Sales of music’s most beloved format are in free fall in the United States this year. According to figures published by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), the value of total stateside album sales in the first half of 2018 (across download, CD and vinyl) plummeted by 25.8 percent when compared with the first half of 2017.

  • 15 Nov 2018 10:14 PM | Anonymous

    I was not considering streaming as a path toward revenue. I knew Spotify paid less than pennies per stream, and I was honestly too busy with my head down, running my project, to complain at the perceived lack of monetary support. Much to my surprise, running on an eight-month delay, streaming royalties began trickling in, and the first sum I withdrew from my TuneCore account was the largest amount of money that had ever been in my bank account. 


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