music business

To Hell And Back

All These Metal Reissues Are Going to Kill Me

On the evolving dialectics of metal materialism and some killer new tunes from Anicon, Down Among the Dead Men, Closet Witch, Churchburn, and more.
Kim Kelly

The Dollars and Desperation Silencing #MeToo in Music

Sexual misconduct is built into the foundation of the music industry. Our data and the stories of over two dozen women show how culture and labor conditions create a perfect storm for abuse.
Andrea Domanick

Sure, We Streamed a Lot in 2017 But We Didn't Own Our Music

At the risk of getting all 'wake up sheeple!!' I wonder what this new growth for the business really means for us, the music lovers.
Tshepo Mokoena

Pelican Guitarist Trevor de Brauw Wants To Take You Uptown

Stream his new solo album and read on for the veteran publicist's take on rap feuds, Chicago and how to fool record labels into releasing your album
J Bennett

Big Business Are Still Wise, Still Silly, and Still Not a Sludge Band

Stream their surprisingly dark new record, 'Command Your Weather' (out July 8 via Joyful Noise Recordings).
Cat Jones

How Do We Penetrate the White Male Roadblock at the Top of the Music Industry?

The Billboard Power 100 has rolled in again to remind us that the music industry isn't exactly a smorgasbord of diversity.
Emma Garland
Breaking News

Science Says YouTube Is Growing Faster Than All Other Music Streaming Platforms Combined

More than 76 billion music video streams were delivered in the first half of 2015.
Andrea Domanick

Spotify Just Discovered That Heavy Metal Is More Popular Than Pop Music

Spotify recently revealed that metalheads are the most loyal music listeners. Why are people so surprised?
Kim Kelly