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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

September 24, 2019 By Murray Stassen YouTube Music has added 14 new artists to Foundry, its global artist development program. Following Foundry’s 2019 first class, announced in April, this new class is the biggest yet, bringing this year’s total number of Foundry supported artists to 25. As part of Foundry, which began in 2016, independent […]

Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields? The connection isn’t a coincidence. I know because I asked. I put the question to top-flight professionals in industries from tech to finance to media, all of whom had […]