Musicians are figuring out what concerts look like during the pandemic

Apr 27, 2020
The industry was set to make more from touring than record sales.
The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles remains closed due to the coronavirus.
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Sirius is investing in SoundCloud to the tune of $75M

Feb 12, 2020
SoundCloud is known for hosting up-and-coming artists like Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish.
Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish, two of last year's breakout artists, got their start posting tracks to SoundCloud.
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Streaming rescued record labels. But has it abandoned artists?

Feb 7, 2020
Warner Music is going public just as music sales are growing after years of decline.
Metallica sued Napster over piracy concerns, during an era music analysts refer to as a dark moment for the record industry.
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Music’s biggest night, by the numbers

Jan 24, 2020
You may not be surprised to learn Beyoncé is the most nominated woman ever.
Beyoncé poses with her Grammy wins at the 59th Grammy Awards in 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Detroit helps lead vinyl record renaissance

Dec 18, 2019
In 2017, Detroit became the only city in the U.S. with more than one vinyl presser. It's good timing.
An Archer Record Pressing employee takes a lunch break amidst stacks of freshly pressed vinyl.
Steven Cuevas

From metalhead to Latin music mogul

Dec 10, 2019
Criteria Entertainment CEO Diana Rodriguez learned the music business in Colombia before becoming the first woman to head a U.S Latin label.
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Music industry navigates "extreme vetting" of foreign artists

Jul 11, 2019
Foreign artists are running into difficulty with visas, resulting in delays and cancellations.
West African rock band Tal National.
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Billboard takes a closer look at bundling

Jun 11, 2019
A recent spat with DJ Khaled is making the music industry question what really counts as a sold copy of an album.
Records sit inside a store at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California.
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Apple pulls the plug on iTunes as we know it

Jun 3, 2019
The software is being split into separate applications for music, TV and podcasts.
Steve Jobs stands by a projection of the iTunes website as he launches iTunes Music Store in Great Britain, Germany and France in 2004.
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The business of being Taylor Swift

Apr 26, 2019
Let’s do the numbers on the 29-year-old star.
Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 
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