Musicians

Radicals & Visionaries

Sign O' the Times: Everything That Went Purple For Prince

This week the world draped itself in purple to mourn musician and innovator Prince Rogers Nelson. Here's a sample of tributes to the musical legend in his favorite hue.
SXSW

Guacamole and Musicians Make for a Delicious Combination at SXSW

The pairing of seemingly unrelated businesses, produce and music, is the type of innovative display SXSW is known for.
Clothing Business

Rihanna Gives Boost to Puma With Original Clothing Line

Puma, which fell out of favour as a fashion brand for women, has made tapping into the booming female sportswear market a key part of its strategy.
Apple

Dr. Dre Will Reportedly Star in Apple's First Original TV Series

Vital Signs is reportedly a six-episode series starring Apple employee Dr. Dre in a dark, 'semi-autobiographical' role.
Burger King

Snoop Dogg Teaches Burger King Staff How to Make Hot Dogs in New Training Video

The video uses a combination of a record scratch, curious placements of smoke and rhyming ingredients spit out by the rapper.
Artists

Hanson Could Have Disappeared. Here's Why They Didn't.

The blond-haired music makers have some serious business skills in their repertoire.
Crowdfunding

This New Crowdfunding Platform Lets Fans Invest in Music Artists' Success

TapTape bets on fans to be the most knowledgeable and passionate investors.
Music Industry

Why This New Form of Funding Has the Music Industry Amped Up

The music industry tests a new way to fund growth.
Entrepreneurs

Will.i.am: How the Hit Maker is Hitting Hard in Business

Rapper and producer will.i.am steered Black Eyed Peas to pop success by blurring the lines between bands and brands. Now he's applying the lessons he learned in the music business in an attempt to shake up the Silicon Valley status quo.
Marketing

3 Creative Marketing Strategies Inspired by the Music Industry's Collapse

The way that musicians have had to adapt provides a valuable look into new and creative ways to reach consumers.
Incubators

The Project Music Accelerator Gives Music-Minded Entrepreneurs a Note-Worthy Education

The Tennessee-based boot camp program hits all the high notes for industry hopefuls and pulls strings to help them get started.
Hologram

Billie Holiday's Hologram to Sing at the Apollo Theater

Tupac and Liberace have also performed posthumously via hologram.
Taylor Swift

How Taylor Swift Changed Another Tech Company's Policy

A $50,000 donation from T. Swift inspired GoFundMe to increase its donation limit – a move that will probably only affect millionaires.
Success Strategies

Lessons on Innovation and Evolution From 3 Top Hip-Hop Artists

Many of the best hip-hop artists have managed to survive and thrive over decades of changing music, economic storms and technology shifts.