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Overwhelmed social-media users can take control of how much they do, and don’t, want to see and hear. Getty Images I’ve toiled from home on and off throughout my work life, so I know the drill. I learned early on how to be productive without bosses or co-workers prodding me to do so. But filtering […]

The Hustle Wed, May 23 Sony buys EMI Music Publishing for $2.3B — but it still doesn’t own ‘Thriller’ Sony has announced a deal to acquire 90% of its publishing competitor EMI Music Publishing for $2.3B. The agreement, still pending regulatory approvals, values EMI at $4.7B, according to The Guardian, and if it goes through, […]

The Music Modernization Act passed through Congress unanimously as the bill is expected to come into law sometime this week. By: Wes Schlagenhauf Writer, The Hustle  September 26, 2018 After months of negotiations, a new bill aimed at disrupting the music industry is expected to become law this week, Axios reports. Streaming revenues continue to […]

Apple and Spotify both have their own music awards now, which give listeners a way to “vote” for their favorite artists by streaming their songs. By: Mia Sullivan Contributor, The Hustle December 6, 2019 In late November, Spotify announced it’s hosting its very own music awards for the first time. The Spotify Awards will go […]

Marketing melodies has evolved from a “background music supplier” to a fully-fledged retail technology company. By: Steph Smith Senior Analyst, The Hustle          February 23, 2020 Have you ever stood in a store and thought, “I wonder if this music is making me buy more stuff?” Neither have we. But last week, Marketing Melodies dropped […]

Blackground Records, is a now defunct record label owned by Jomo and Barry Hankerson which folded in 2009 after the label’s last release, Timbaland Presents Shock Value II. The label and publishing company also owned by Hankerson has been holding hostage albums from major artists like Aaliyah (Hankerson’s niece), Timbaland, Tank,JoJo and Toni Braxton from […]

With over 200,000 YouTube subscribers and counting and 23 Million views, Issa Rae is quickly becoming entertainments biggest rising stars. In a very short time, Issa made Glamour Magazine’s “35 Under 35”, Forbes’ “30 Under 30”, Entertainment Weekly’s “Breaking Big” lists as well as grabbing the coveted Shorty Award and securing a position on New […]

BETNetworks The biggest players in music sit down and tell us what happens when you sign a Music contract. Too $hort, LV, D Dot and more tell us about their start in the music industry. It’s a vicious business of contracts, lawyers, and big money. It’s hard to believe how much power a piece of […]

October 4, 2019 By Murray Stassen Here’s what I don’t get: Why do they expect our music to cost next to nothing in emerging markets, but when I go to India, a BMW costs the same as a BMW everywhere else?” A high-ranking major record company executive, speaking in private this week, raises an interesting […]

The 90s undoubtedly marked the Golden Age of underground music zines cataloguing subcultural movements. Without an avalanche of Tumblr accounts offering endless information on what your favourite band is wearing, Soundcloud recommendations about who to listen to next, or Twitter documenting your most-loved guitar player’s childhood fear, publications such as the pioneering DIY zine Sniffin’ […]