Tim Anderson muses on Apple Music providing a walled garden of goods that, though they could not have imagined it to be successful, sounds great and has nothing revolutionary about it.
The removal of the artist’s songs from the streaming service represents the latest development in an ongoing distribution struggle in the music industry.
Sirius XM’s recent live broadcast of the Governors Ball highlights the persistence of place, of musical “hotspots,” within the satellite radio universe.
What happens when the forces of unchecked capitalism associated with the mainstreaming of dance music cultures prevent those cultures from protecting or regulating their own?
Ten (or more) media industry news items you might have missed recently.
The female voices on The Great Gatsby’s soundtrack channel the hard-won feminist power of past generations.
Distribution remains a challenge for many artists and labels, and this initiative creates a much-needed resource that can allow artists to more easily sustain creative autonomy.
Its the pairing of disrepute with respectability that makes the BET Awards akin to a Black Family reunion.
Carly Rae Jepsen’s Justin Bieber-supported breakthrough offers a case study for how difficult it is for stardom to remain transnational when moving into the U.S. market.
Whatever you’ve been doing on the internet in the last few weeks, chances are you ran across something about SOPA. And for good reason—SOPA might just be the most dangerous internet legislation the US government has ever considered.
June Millington may not be as well known as some other rock figures, but her music and activism have made – and continue to make – a significant impact on the lives of girls and women who aspire to play music and participate in the music industry.
By the time they announced their breakup, R.E.M. had become so taken for granted that it was easy to poke fun. Yet, as the effusive post-mortems everywhere suggest, they became an institution for a reason
Treme’s focus on how its culture and cultural economies are created and presented through music and cuisine has meant a majority of its almost 22 narrative hours watching musicians struggle with bar owners, the recording business, the law and each other.