music industry

Spotify’s COVID-19 Music Relief page makes it easy to donate to artists

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, forcing music venues to close and cancel shows, the music industry has been looking for ways to adapt. Several streaming giants have pledged to contribute to the
A Curated Guide to the Finest Musicians You Should Support on Bandcamp

A Curated Guide to the Finest Musicians You Should Support on Bandcamp

Work From Home is a new vertical dedicated to life and culture in the strange and unprecedented situation of self-quarantine that many of us are dealing with right now. From what to watch to how to

Recommended Reading: What happens when bands don't tour

How coronavirus is destroying the livelihood of music's behind-the-scenes workforce Samantha Hissong, Rolling StoneBy now, you've watched, or at least heard about, a musician who's cooped up at home

Bandsintown will help artists promote livestreams

As musicians cancel concerts due to the coronavirus, bands like the Dropkick Murphys are turning to livestreams as a way to connect with fans and potentially recoup some of the money they're losing.
'I'm trying to keep the panic down' – the coronavirus impact on music

'I'm trying to keep the panic down' – the coronavirus impact on music

From singers to a record shop owner and a festival organiser: people in the music business on their struggles in a time of crisis See the coronavirus impact on filmThere isn’t a single part of the
Lizzo, Anderson Paak Among Artists Calling on Trump to Save the Entertainment Industry From Financial Ruin

Lizzo, Anderson Paak Among Artists Calling on Trump to Save the Entertainment Industry From Financial Ruin

With the entertainment industry decimated by catastrophic losses and indefinite delays as it endures the ugliest shutdown it’s ever seen, fan favorites like Lizzo and Anderson .Paak are calling on
The Best Ways to Support Musicians (Without Going to Their Shows)

The Best Ways to Support Musicians (Without Going to Their Shows)

Work From Home is a new vertical dedicated to life and culture in the strange and unprecedented situation of self-quarantine that many of us are dealing with right now. From what to watch to how to
Katy Perry wins appeal in $2.8m plagiarism case

Katy Perry wins appeal in $2.8m plagiarism case

Judge rules against jury verdict in case over song Dark Horse, which had previously been found in favour of rapper Marcus GrayKaty Perry has won an appeal in a copyright case involving damages of
Making a minimum wage from Spotify is much harder than you think

Making a minimum wage from Spotify is much harder than you think

Based on a full time, 40-hour work week and Spotify’s awarded $0.00437 per stream, you'd need 3,450,892 streams needed to carve out a minimum wage.
Earning a minimum wage from Spotify is a lot harder than you think

Earning a minimum wage from Spotify is a lot harder than you think

Streaming is raking in cash for the music industry. Spotify, for example, recently announced it had 124 million paying subscribers. And a study last year found that three major music labels were
Body of work: why Billie Eilish is right to stand her ground against shaming

Body of work: why Billie Eilish is right to stand her ground against shaming

Billie Eilish has done everything right in her career so far, but that’s not enough for a celebrity industry fixated on sex Billie Eilish has given the music industry everything it could possibly
Reply All goes on a wild scavenger hunt to find a song that might not exist

Reply All goes on a wild scavenger hunt to find a song that might not exist

I'm not an obsessive listener to the Reply All podcast, but when it's on, it's on — and this week's episode is fantastic. Host PJ Vogt is contacted by Tyler Gillett, a film director who is absolutely
'It's a Greedy Game': Megan Thee Stallion Claims Her Record Label Won't Let Her Release New Music Due to Contract Dispute [Updated]

'It's a Greedy Game': Megan Thee Stallion Claims Her Record Label Won't Let Her Release New Music Due to Contract Dispute [Updated]

After a tumultuous Black History Month, we’re entering Women’s History Month with more controversy. This time, it involves what seems to be the exploitation of a black woman in the music industry.
'The road will kill you': why older musicians are cancelling tours

'The road will kill you': why older musicians are cancelling tours

Health concerns have caused a number of high-profile singers to quit the road but what will it all mean for the industry at large?In a chilling quote from much-loved music documentary The Last Waltz,
A pair of musicians recorded every possible MIDI melody just to get around copyright law

A pair of musicians recorded every possible MIDI melody just to get around copyright law

Motherboard has an interesting new piece about musical copyright law, and the fact that there are only so many musical sequences using half-step frequencies possible. What happens when they're all
Music industry fears bands will be unable to tour UK without visas

Music industry fears bands will be unable to tour UK without visas

Professional body urges ministers to clarify proposed post-Brexit immigration rules The music industry has urged the government to clarify its proposed immigration rules amid fears that bands from the
Pop star, producer or pariah? The conflicted brilliance of Grimes

Pop star, producer or pariah? The conflicted brilliance of Grimes

Claire Boucher has spent a decade battling the press to reclaim her reputation. Dating Elon Musk means she’s never been more controversial – but could her new album set her free?Grimes has always had

From Crypto Self-Custody to Music Rights, This Mother-Daughter Dev Team Does It All

Developer Cindy Zimmerman and her mother Judy Katzman are among the cryptocurrency community’s most quietly prolific builders.

Kanye West says some record labels prohibit artists from saying 'Jesus' in their songs: 'Selling our souls'

Kanye West, a popular rapper and music producer who recently announced that he will only make Christian music, said in a video published by XXL that some record labels have artists sign contracts that
Record labels want to ask potential jurors: Do you read Ars Technica?

Record labels want to ask potential jurors: Do you read Ars Technica?

Labels suing ISP want to know if jurors read Ars, use BitTorrent, or support EFF.