music industry


Are music festivals a bubble waiting to burst?

May 7, 2015
They've grown from just a handful across the country to hundreds.
Posted In: music industry, concerts
Taylor Swift performs in New York City.

Taylor Swift, trademark diva

Jan 28, 2015
You can 'Party Like It's 1989,' but Taylor Swift owns the rights to it, and more.
Posted In: Taylor Swift, trademarks, music industry

Shazam CEO: Introducing visual 'Shazaming'

Jan 14, 2015
Plus, listen to CEO Rich Riley's 'Bad Day at Work' playlist
Posted In: shazam, Music, music industry, digital music
A cappella group Pentatonix performs at the 82nd annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Holiday music economics: New artists sing old songs

Dec 24, 2014
Popular artists often rehash holiday standards. But why? Consumer demand.
Posted In: christmas music, holiday music, music industry, Christmas
Kai Ryssdal and Diplo

Diplo: DJ, producer and entrepreneur

Nov 13, 2014
Electronic dance music stars like Wesley Pentz are reshaping pop music.
Posted In: electronic dance music, Diplo, music industry
 Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong plays trumpet during rehearsal on December 15th, 1956. Musicians like Armstrong benefited from Peer's business model for the music industry.

Ralph Peer: The man behind the modern music industry

Nov 7, 2014
The industry as we know it today wouldn't exist without Peer.
Posted In: Ralph Peer, music industry, roots music

Vinyl record sales have jumped to 6 million

Sep 15, 2014
Vinyl sales are experiencing a boom among a younger audience.
Posted In: vinyl records, buying music, music industry, Chicago

The business of pop music

Aug 20, 2014
From playing coffee bars to producing music to reality TV, Linda Perry has seen it all.
Posted In: music industry, buying music, Music

The record industry is a lot like Wall Street

Jun 25, 2014
Author Gareth Murphy says one day the record industry will face another crash
Posted In: music industry, record label

Michael Jackson: the businessman behind the musician

Jun 23, 2014
Michael Jackson, the musician and the businessman
Posted In: Michael Jackson, music industry