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The Album Cycle: Where Do We Go From Here?

Force Field PR head Daniel Gill, whose clientele includes Woods, Mount Eerie, Blitzen Trapper, and Neon Indian, mirrors a very similar sentiment: …

Get in-Depth Data on Your Listening Habits from Spotify

Spotify has released data on their most-streamed songs of the year, but <b>they’ve also created a tool that allows users to see data on their personal</b> …

It Takes at Least $500,000 to Break a New Artist....

If you don’t have half-a-million dollars, then maybe you should go home. According to a study released this morning by major label organization IFPI, …

18 Awesome Photographs Taken By Drones In 2014

If I were to pick one hottest technology trend of 2014, I would go for drones. Those tiny flying machines made their way from military engineering …

Audi Prologue Concept

Sometimes concepts are far-fetched dreams. Other times, they offer a glimpse at the future of the company. The Audi Prologue Concept is the latter. …

This Is How Much Interns Make At Top Tech Companies

There's no ignoring the fact that there is a lot of cash in the tech industry especially when we've seen so many tech companies sell for billions.<p>The …

LEAKED: Internal Uber Deck Reveals Staggering Revenue And Growth Metrics

How much revenue is Uber already generating? How many active users does it have, and how many people are driving for it in cities around the world?<p>Business Insider obtained an internal Uber presentation that's nearly 60 pages long last week that was produced in early 2014. In it, there's …

The Shazam Effect

Record companies are tracking download and search data to predict which new songs will be hits. This has been good for business—but is it bad for music?<p>In 2000, a Stanford Ph.D. named Avery Wang co-founded, with a couple of business-school graduates, a tech start-up called Shazam. Their idea was to …

42 Major Artists Threaten to Boycott YouTube...

According to details disclosed by the Hollywood Reporter, power-manager <b>Irving Azoff</b> is now threatening to remove the works of 42 superstar-level …

Will SoundCloud Take Advantage Of Artists, Or Save Them?

<i>The following guest post comes from Jeff Price, founder of Tunecore and Audiam.</i><p>To date, for a variety of reasons, no interactive streaming music …

Black Hole Recordings Launches Digital Pop-Up Store, Uses Twitter as Currency

The Black Hole Pop-Up Store will mixes the traditional look and feel of a physical building, stock limitations, and operating hours with the …

Facebook Is Making It Even Harder to Reach Your Fans...

Despite complaints about page reach, Facebook is one of the best online promotional tools for brands (including labels and artists). Many of these …

Why You Need to Consider the Subscription Model for Your Business

Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Adobe have adopted the subscription business model. Here's why it makes more sense now than ever.<p>The subscription business model has been around since our great-grandparents had their milk and coal delivered to their door, but over the last two decades it has been …

The Cheapest Days Of The Week To Fly

We've discussed when to book Thanksgiving travel, which destinations get more expensive as you procrastinate, and which US airports have the cheapest flights.<p>Now, another piece of the puzzle: CheapAir.com analyzed over 4 million domestic flights since the beginning of 2014 and found that the …

YouTube Multimillionaire PewDiePie Says He's Happier Now That He's Disabled Comments On His Channel

Although he makes a ton of money from making videos for his fans — in 2013 he made around $4 million from ad revenue— he said in a video today that turning off comments on his videos has made him very happy.<p>"Before I turned off my comments, I think things were going downhill, I would say," …

What Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Wishes He Knew When He Was 18

It's likely he would not have the high profile he does today, and perhaps never would have been successful in the first place had he tried to conceal his self-described "weirdness" from the world.<p>When asked by author and entrepreneur Jared Kleinert what he would like to have taught himself at 18 …

Jay Z Just Bought A Company That Sells £120,000 Gold Bottles Of Champagne

BBC News reports that Jay Z acquired the French company for an undisclosed amount from Sovereign Brands.<p>While normal-size bottles of Armand de Brignac retail for $300, it is the giant versions that have made the company a favourite of the rich and famous looking to show off their wealth.<p>Rappers …

Why Other Musicians Shouldn't Copy Taylor Swift

By this point we’ve heard it all. Every side of the Swiftify spectrum from the haters who gonna hate hate hate hate (sorry had to) to the …

10 Reasons Why Every Artist Should Be On Spotify

1. Subscription Services Promote Artists’ Catalog Increasing Revenue All Around<p>There’s billions of dollars to be made in the music streaming market …

It’s Time For A Streaming Pricing Reset [Mark Mulligan]

Back in the noughties the combined impact of changing consumer behavior patterns, growing piracy adoption and the loss of content scarcity were …

The Vinyl Revival [Infographic]

Vinyl is making an impressive comeback in the digital download era of music consumption. Laura Creed, of Superfi has done quite a bit of research …

SoundCloud Cuts First Major Music Group Deal With Warner Music

Exact terms of the deal were not announced. But according to the announcement, the deal includes "innovative licensing terms that will provide WMG …

The Pirate Bay: Letzter Mitgründer Fredrik Neij in Thailand verhaftet

Beim Versuch, sich einer Gefängnisstrafe in Schweden zu entziehen, ist Fredrik Neij, Mitbegründer des Torrent-Portals The Pirate Bay und auch bekannt …

Pioneer Wants to Track Every Song DJs Play...

Pioneer DJ (the company that recently spun-off from Pioneer) is trying to roll out their <b>KUVO</b> platform to a wider audience. KUVO is a “<i>social</i> …

14 Reasons Why Music Entrepreneurs Fail...

1. They think people care about music more than they do.<p>Some people eat, sleep, and breathe music, <b>but most do not</b>. They aren’t spending hours …

You'll Never Guess How Much This Music Producer Thinks He Should Be Paid

The thing you start to learn the longer you’re in this business is no one really knows anything. They think they do. They pretend they have all the …

Ron Jeremy's 10 Tips for Aspiring Musicians...

You could learn a lot from a porn star…<p>1. Understand what your audience likes.<p>This one’s famous: at some point in his career, Ron Jeremy realized …

21 Tech Products That Teens Love

Luckily, the folks over at Product Hunt have curated a collection of the apps and websites that teens are using, creating a list for teens, by teens.<p>From little-known wonders like "Detour" and "Downtyme" to a selfie app that can boast Justin Bieber as an angel investor, you're bound to find …

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Richard Branson on Challenges: It's More Fun Being David Than Goliath

The audacious entrepreneur talks about Virgin's biggest challenges, and what he learned from both successes and failures.<p>Beyond being adventurous, fun and affordable, the Virgin brand is fearless when it comes to taking on giant challenges, Sir Richard Branson says.<p>"We take on organizations much …