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30 years ago, Prince changed the way artists negotiate with the music industry

Jun 7, 2023
By changing his name to a symbol, Prince changed how musicians negotiate with record labels.
Prince performs during Super Bowl XLI. The rock star in 1993 changed his name to a symbol, setting the stage for how musicians negotiate with record labels.
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Flatbush Zombies on remaining independent, racism and more

Jun 24, 2016
For the Brooklyn-based hip-hop group, independence isn't just a business decision, it's a lifestyle.
Erick Arc Elliott, Zombie Juice and Meechy Darko of Flatbush Zombies perform onstage during TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC at Barclays Center of Brooklyn in 2015 in New York City.
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The music industry's cassette comeback

Mar 13, 2015
Super fans are driving music purchases.