The underground music scene is evolving. New artists are being catapulted into mainstream success giving way to people who understand the culture to work behind the scenes. Music managers play a crucial role between the artist and the outside world.… Continue Reading
What is that thing some people have when they can walk into a room and instantly command attention? I recently watched a fascinating interview with Dia Simms in which she spoke about the ‘clipboard theory’. Dia Simms is an American… Continue Reading
The world’s biggest recording artist in the first half of 2018 was Post Malone. We know this because the Texan singer/rapper – real name Austin Post – was Universal Music Group’s biggest act in the six month period; and Universal,… Continue Reading
Africa is a focal point for the global music industry right now – with Universal Music Group, for one, recently announcing catalog acquisitions in the region and operational expansion into markets such as the Ivory Coast and Nigeria. Today (August 23), Jay-Z’s streaming… Continue Reading
Indie artists have a new place in hip hop thanks to the likes of Chance The Rapper, Joey Bada$$, Mick Jenkins, and The Flatbush Zombies. Jay Taj weighs the pros and cons of being an independent artist on this episode… Continue Reading
Joe discusses Warner Bros selling their shares in Spotify for $500 million and how it affects creators.
Jidenna explains how all artists have debts to the record labels. He shares how he is navigating through these challenges as an artist on a major record label.
Recording artists received just 12% of the $43 billion that the music industry generated in 2017, according to a Citigroup report. Consumer spending on music generated an all-time high of more than $20 billion last year, but music businesses, including… Continue Reading
Life is a series of moments, and a single moment can change everything. A string of subliminals had been gathering attention long before Drake sent for Pusha T in the Duppy freestyle, but in a weird twist things escalated fast.… Continue Reading
Hardest Bars in association with Link Up TV presents Artist Impact An exclusive 6 week workshop with Fumez (The Engineer) Deb McKoy (#IndustryTips) and Joey Clipstar (Hardest Bars) Starts Saturday July 21st Each week Fumez The Engineer, Deb McKoy, and Joey Clipstar… Continue Reading