Billboard’s Evolving View of Streaming Sites Like Spotify and Pandora

Streaming music websites like Spotify and Pandora continue to grow in popularity. They are an important part of a musician’s game plan for success. However, it can be really hard to make money on them. Even big stars like Taylor Swift have been vocal on the small amount of money that she gets when people are playing her music day in and day out. So how should you think about streaming music sites if you aren’t as big as Taylor … Read More

Harvey Weinstein Fallout Hits the Music Industry

The impact of the Harvey Weinstein case has been felt far and wide. Everyone is asking how far this problem goes. And the music industry is answering. Many are saying sexual harassment and exploitation are big problems in the music industry just as it is in Hollywood. Women in the music industry are speaking out. There was a recent article from the BBC discussing how women are treated in the music industry. The BBC has a show called Victoria Derbyshire … Read More

How To Get Your Music Noticed: Calvin Harris Powerhouse Producer

Calvin Harris may be one of the biggest names in electronic dance music (EDM), but before he was a successful musician, he was Adam Richard Wiles, shelf stocker at a supermarket. Take a listen to his music here. His journey from those humble beginnings to numerous hit singles is a blueprint on how to become a successful musician. Let’s look at his past and find out how to get your music noticed, too. The Early Years of Calvin Harris Born on … Read More

How To Get Your Music Noticed: Lessons from Diplo the Mega Star

Diplo has become one of the biggest producers in the music business. You can see all the tunes he’s made here. Sure, he’s very talented. That’s undeniable. By looking at his story, we can learn how to get your music noticed, too. However, the secret to his success is not just in his talent. He’s also traveled a long road and worked very hard to get where he is. Let’s see how he became successful in the music business and what we … Read More

10 Reasons to Do an Open Mic Night

Open mic nights are awesome for budding musicians and seasoned veterans alike. There are so many reasons to get up in front of a crowd and practice what you love. No matter what your goal in the music world, performing at open mic nights can help you get there. You can find some open mic nights here. Here are just a few of the great benefits of open mic night. It doesn’t cost anything! You can go perform for free … Read More

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