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Music Business

  1. How Internet Producers Took Over Mainstream Hip-HopYoung beat-makers are selling their work to big stars for low prices — and it’s working really well.
  2. How Spammers, Superstars, and Tech Giants Gamed the Music IndustryMaking money in the music industry is more complicated than ever, and people are finding new ways to hack the system for maximum profit.
  3. the sound of money
    The Golden Age: 16 Very Expensive Highlights From Music-Business Memoirs“It was considered great sport to take one of the framed gold records … lay it on the grand piano, spread a gram or so on the glass, and spin it until the coke arrayed itself in a giant spiral.”
  4. the sound of money
    Timeline: 180 Years of the Music Industry’s Partnerships, Sales, and Sell-offsBefore it became the consolidated behemoth it is today, the business was a tangled web.
  5. the sound of money
    Why Major Music Labels Still MatterDespite the trend toward DIY and digital releases, old-guard record labels still have some advantages that their newer counterparts don’t. 
  6. indie rock
    Inside Sour Patch Kids’ Brooklyn Crash Pad for Indie BandsA sweet deal?
  7. nitsuh abebe
    Grizzly Bear: Indie-Rock Royalty of 2012The lead singer lives in a 450-square-foot apartment. Some band members don’t even have health insurance. Is rock stardom any way to make a living?
  8. Music Business on Vacation Until 2013, Claims Record Exec“Until CD sales really stagnate, all those revenue streams bring in more money than facing reality.”
  9. apropos of nothing
    Meet Qtrax, Digital Music’s Latest Non-Threat to iTunesMaking its online debut today is Qtrax, a free, ad-supported, peer-to-peer service with a song catalog to rival Apple’s iTunes. Too bad it’s terrible in almost every way!
  10. apropos of nothing
    Year-end Report: Record Labels Not Doing So Well2007 was truly another bang-up year for the failing music industry, with album sales down an impressive 15.3 percent from the record business’ already-pretty-crappy 2006.
  11. apropos of nothing
    Music-Business Meltdown! Ultragrrrl Out of a Job!On Friday, there were some pretty big layoffs at Island/Def Jam records which apparently included executives Greg Thompson, Paul Pontius, Rob Stevenson, and everyone at Sarah “Ultragrrrl” Lewitinn’s emo sub-label Stolen Transmission (meaning she no longer gets to hang out with Jay-Z and she’ll have to update the address she was using to solicit free shit in the mail).