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Drake the Canadian monolith, is the undeniable king of streaming. The rapper has been named Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the decade. Spotify announced Tuesday that Drake has been streamed 28 billion times in the last 10 years. Ed Sheeran came in second, while Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Eminem round out the Top 5. Sheeran’s […]

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 […]

Swift is entangled in a bitter feud with her former label Big Machine Records, which was founded by Scott Borchetta and later acquired by Scooter Braun. As with many recording artists, Taylor Swift does not own the master recordings to her older albums. Swift’s work-around to this situation is to re-record most of the music […]

Brian Clover a member of a British songwriting group, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court claiming ‘The Weeknd’s song A Lonely Night uses a main part of their song “I Need to Love” Listen and you decide.

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 […]

September 30, 2019 By Murray Stassen Starting today (September 30) the streaming company has added what it describes as a ‘frequently requested functionality’: the ability for users to add podcasts to their own playlists. Spotify posted the news this morning, writing that “until recently, playlists were exclusive to music. But now, in the true spirit […]

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 […]

Chances are, you are already ruining your potential to succeed in the music industry because you believe in one or more music career myths. How do I know? I am sent e-mail messages on a constant basis by tons of musicians (all seeking the answers to the WRONG questions). These are questions that may seem […]