Now look at what they made us do
By accident or design, Taylor Swift has captured America's political climate in a single catchy lyric.
Paul Bradley Carr
Aug 25 · 5 minutes
Would Netflix + Spotify = the ultimate modern media conglomerate?
In an Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon world, it’s eat or be eaten...
Aug 26 · 8 minutes
Jimmy Chamberlin: Music is a constant soundtrack and that makes us value it less
A Smashing Pumpkin on how music was consumed differently in the 1990s.
Jul 8 · 1 minute
“If ‘bitch’ means good, then, great.”
Music industry powerhouse Jennifer Justice on being a working mom in a male dominated world.
Jun 24 · 2 minutes
“I listen to more music than I ever have but the economics have never been in worse shape”
Smashing Pumpkins' Jimmy Chamberlin on the sad state of music in an online world.
Jun 22 · 2 minutes
Americans spend ten times more not winning the lottery than they do on music
Can Troy Carter bolster the music industry’s last best hope?
Jun 8 · 3 minutes
Streaming music is having a terrible week. Unless you're Apple.
Investing in streaming music has always been like investing in subsistence farming.
Mar 31 · 6 minutes
Pandora the TiVo-esque tragic hero?
Perhaps we’re only allowed to have one publicly traded Internet music company at a time.
Feb 12 · 1 minute
Pandoland 2015: Country musician Annie Bosko shares the path to success in traditionally male-dominated industries
Says the situation for women in county music is “At an all-time low… It’s worse than it’s ever been.”
Paul Bradley Carr
Jul 27 · 1 minute
Smule: Melting Mac Minis to return music to the masses
“The past 100 years of recorded music will be seen as parenthetical in music history.”
Jul 16 · 6 minutes
Founder Psychology: Spotify's Daniel Ek
How one of the nicest CEOs in the history of the Valley created such an asshole of a company
Jul 14 · 12 minutes
If Spotify convinces Washington to act against “unfair” Apple Music, guess who suffers most: Artists
Whenever two giant entities butt heads in the music industry, artists lose.
Jul 13 · 11 minutes
A new study flies in the face of everything we know about the music industry. Because it’s wrong
A new study tries, and fails, to prove that people totally want to pay for music.
Jul 6 · 8 minutes
The 10 best albums on Apple Music that aren’t on Spotify
Ten phenomenal albums, ten huge advantages for Apple over Spotify. And, no, Taylor Swift didn’t make the cut.
Jul 1 · 11 minutes
How to succeed in the music industry in three easy steps, with “music futurist” Ryan Leslie
An enormously instructive tale for aspiring creatives.
Jun 24 · 7 minutes
45 years before Taylor Swift, how Jerry Garcia convinced a violent mob that musicians should be paid
The day that "freemium" was invented.
Jun 23 · 6 minutes
Lessons from Yo La Tengo: How to survive 30 years in the music industry
It's not so much that Yo La Tengo has ascended, as the rest of the industry has slowed down to meet them.
Jun 23 · 13 minutes
Taylor Swift's Apple reversal sounds like a win for artists, but it's not
The fight feels like a less win for musicians and more like a win for... Apple Music and Taylor Swift.
Jun 22 · 4 minutes
Seven things we learned about the music industry in 2015 at Pandoland/Bonnaroo
I just spent ten days in Tennessee, plied with whiskey, sun, smoke, and food as fried as I feel right now. I did it for you.
Jun 22 · 13 minutes
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