Music Business

May 30, 2017

Here Are 4 Tips For Indie Rappers to Find Success, From An Indie Rapper

According to rising rapper Christian Vind, starting a career in music comes with the same headaches as launching any new business...

May 15, 2017

Cultural Appropriation: When “Borrowing” Becomes Exploitation

In fashion, art, music and beyond, some people now argue that certain African cultural symbols and products are off-limits to non-Africans.

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Mar 29, 2016

G-Eazy Drops Serious Knowledge On Loyola Students

A few years ago, rap star G-Eazy was just another student at Loyola in New Orleans, dreaming of the big time. During his time at the University, G-Eazy earned his BA in Music Industry Studies and started his career. He returned to Loyola to tell students about the business...

Jan 27, 2016

Internet Legend Kim Dotcom Shows Off Rapping Ability And His New Money

Megaupload.com founder Kim Dotcom may be in international legal trouble, but that hasn't stopped the Internet legend from balling out. You would never be able to recognize that the 42-year-old Internet entrepreneur was "broke” in his new video "Good Life.”

Dec 3, 2015

Get Schooled By Hi Tek, Diamond D And Organized Noise at Beat Camp In Atlanta…

This weekend in Atlanta, SAE Institute will open the doors to its Atlanta campus to newbies and Hip-Hop legends. SAE has teamed with veteran J Hatch to present the Beat Camp seminar with the aim of helping aspiring professionals learn the ropes of the ever-changing music business.

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Nov 12, 2015

Why YouTube Music Just Might Be Crushing Every Other Streaming Service

YouTube Music has organized their massive catalog of videos, which is one of the largest on earth, with a slick interface that will surely turn into a war for customers with Spotify, Sonos, Tidal and Apple Music.

Scott Storch On Struggling, Maintaining in The Music Business and Career Decisions

Super producer Scott Storch discusses what it's like to pay dues in the music business!

Forget The Internet Issue – Classism Is Ruining Jamaica’s Creative Industry

The music industry in Jamaica is in a crisis and for once, the problem has nothing to do with piracy or streaming technologies. No, Jamaica is facing a different problem with their entertainment industry, one that has its roots in slavery.

Making “Hits-Story” with ASCAP During 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted a special cocktail reception dubbed “Making Hits-Story” in...

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Oct 3, 2015

“Album Dropping” in 2015…What’s It Say About The Future Of The Music Biz?

Although he may or may not have intended to, Hip-Hop star Drake made a statement in 2015 about the current state and the future of the music industry when he unexpectedly released If You're Reading This It's Too Late.

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Sep 28, 2015

New Copyright Laws Getting “Blurred” But Students At Loyola Are Staying One Step Ahead

A few weeks ago, Richard S. Busch, the lawyer who won the verdict for Marvin Gaye's family was a guest lecturer at Loyola. He explained the importance of copyrights to Professor Mark Davis' students.

Mar 16, 2015

Cameo + “Next Friday” + John Kellogg + Berklee College Of Music = Free Education

Berklee College of Music Professor John Kellogg was watching the movie "Next Friday" when he heard his music being sampled. That led him to teach a FREE course from Berklee on the music business.