Music Industry

5 Revenue Streams Music Professionals Often Neglect

Streams are important, but music streaming isn't the end all be all to proliferating in the music industry.

What Van Halen Can Teach You About Public Relations

How the band that changed rock and roll forever will help "jump" start your next PR campaign.

Paul Fitzgerald

Creating Content for a Specific Audience is Important In Music Marketing

Entrepreneur and film director Brad Dervishaj, better known by the online alias "Nilladriz," gives insight into how he tailors his music videos to appeal to a specific audience.

Kara DioGuardi Knows How Songwriters and the Music Industry Can Survive

The former 'American Idol' judge and Grammy-nominated songwriter's boutique music-publishing company, Arthouse Entertainment, continues finding innovative ways to incubate young talent. Because as DioGuardi assures us, "the paradigm has shifted."

Kenny Herzog

Can Music Publishing Save Bands In the Pandemic?

A conversation with Primary Wave founder and CEO Larry Mestel about how musicians can try to survive when touring is off the table.

Kenny Herzog

If the Black Crowes Adapted to Ecommerce During the Pandemic, So Can You

The band's manager talks about how he got the brothers Robinson to not only reunite, but make the best of this summer by opening a new digital retail shop.

Kenny Herzog

Why One Music Exec Created a New Platform for Musicians to Get Paid

Mike Heron, the founder of BeatHustle, shares how he is paving the way for a new music industry movement.

Jessica Abo

Chance the Rapper Bought Local News Site Chicagoist -- and Announced It in a New Song

The rapper announced his purchase of the local Chicago news site in the lyrics of a track released Wednesday, 'I Might Need Security.'

Hayden Field

4 Ways Rapper YBN Nahmir Built a Brand That Has Disrupted the Rap Scene

Nahmir's branding strategies reflect an intuitive understanding of how entrepreneurship can be applied to the rap world.

Ishan Goel

3 Lessons for Entrepreneurs From Spotify, Which Won Over Taylor Swift and Just Made its Billion-Dollar IPO

Shares of the streaming service opened at about $165, valuing the company at close to $30 billion.

Hayden Field