Music Industry

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

Rocking Out Inside Fender's Office

At its new Hollywood headquarters, guitars line the walls and employees are encouraged to play any time of day.

Kristin Hunt

Hip Hop Legend Damon Dash Explains How His Street Mentality Catapulted Him to the Top

Dash is best known for co-founding Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z and Kareem "Biggs" Burke.

Andrew Medal

How This Famous Rapper-Entrepreneur Is Transforming The Bronx

Platinum hip-hop artist Styles P launched a chain of juice bars to bring affordable, healthy options to underserved communities.

Kira Halevy

7 Ways a Tech Startup Is Like Starting a Band

Building a successful tech startup and putting together a band are more similar than most entrepreneurs and musicians would like to admit.

Alice Goldstein

How Technology Is Shortening the Road to Fame

Show business is unlikely to ever be a way to get rich quick but technology is making it easier to get known and build an audience.

Angela Ruth