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SoundCloud, Will It Survive?

The faults of the modern music business are coming full circle. In short: no one, outside of a few top-level artists, business men, and promoters, are making any money, and it’s coming back around to bite the industry and the fans in the ass. Nowhere is this more visible right [...]

By |October 9, 2017|

The Vinyl Resurrection

You’ve probably heard talk of the rise of vinyl. Everyone is doing it. Hell, if you’re reading this, you’re probably a part of it yourself. Vinyl is dominating sales in the music industry, and many artists are having a hard time stocking enough records at their merch table. At first, [...]

By |September 6, 2017|

Who in the fuck are Andreas Romdhane and Josef Svedlund – aka Quiz & Larossi

Early in July, Music Business Worldwide published an article in which Spotify denied having any activity behind alleged “fake artists” on its platform. The article followed their report from August 31, 2016, which listed 50 of these supposed artists, bringing the story back into the spotlight. Spotify maintains that they [...]

By |July 26, 2017|

Seriously WTF is EDM and is it a Genre?

I’m going to burst your bubble here: EDM is not a valid genre of music. It’s not. It’s art, it’s culture, it’s a movement. But it sure as hell is not a genre of music, and I’m not even sure I’d go so far as to call it ‘music.’ Now, [...]

By |March 29, 2017|

SoundCloud: Definitely Has Become Cloudy

Soundcloud, sooo 2008 You and a few friends stumble into an apartment after a night out. There’s no DJ equipment in sight, but it’s all good because the host promptly directs everyone to the beefy little sound system, complete with tweeters and woofer. All at once, the group pounces on [...]

By |March 17, 2017|

Beatport: The Monster With No Teeth

Beatport is the monster that won’t die. Bankruptcy, relaunch after relaunch, and an ill-advised flirtation with streaming have all taken their toll on Beatport. But it’s still here. It’s still a big deal as well. Check how many big name artists shout out to Beatport when promoting their releases on [...]

By |March 15, 2017|

Is Boiler Room actually boring?

Since it started in London back in 2010, Boiler Room has changed the face of dance music. Through genius marketing and use of social media, it’s given underground DJs who previously played to tens of people, an audience of millions. It’s provided the cream of underground dance music to everyone, [...]

By |February 8, 2017|

Is EDM Over? A Few Reasons Why Mainstream EDM is on the Way Out

Right before Ultra started its 2016 festival, the Miami Herald ran a piece about how EDM is losing its steam. The piece makes some great points – that clubs charge too much and cater to VIP customers, that big-name DJs are constantly on tour, and that a couple of major [...]

By |December 16, 2016|
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