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Insights on the music industry by a group of international students

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Insights on the music industry by a group of international students



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5 Artists that are Ruling the Grammy Awards

The wait is over and the nominations are in for the 59th Grammy Awards. This year is groundbreaking, as this is the first year that allows streaming-only albums to be considered for the coveted award.Below are 5 artists that have over 5 nominations, and that are likely to snag an award…or more! Beyonce Is this really a surprise? This year she released her highly anticipated Lemonade album, which [...]

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From Meme to Number 1 : The Mannequin Challenge + Black Beatles

A couple of months ago, a high school student staged a video where all of his schoolmates froze in place, starting the official internet craze know as the mannequin challenge. The background song that he played while recording is the rap duo Rae Sremmurd’s Black Beatles.   This video went viral and spiraled into hundreds of thousands of replica videos, eventually spreading to celebrities [...]

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The Art of Damage Control : Kanye’s Controversy

Kanye West is no stranger to controversy. I still remember sitting in my dorm room watching Kanye, on a live program to raise funds for Katrina aftermath, completely ignore his teleprompter to say that the president of the free world, doesn’t care about minorities. I remember thinking at that very moment, that this was an artist that wasn’t afraid to express himself, no matter the circumstance [...]

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Artists on Election 2016: Vote, Vote, Vote!

The election may be over, but it will be quite a while before the smoke and press settles. Throughout this historic, and well- just plain strange election there have been a number of musicians who have used their influence to try to get millennials to exercise their right to vote. Below are 3 artist driven campaigns used to encourage their audiences to get out this election and make their voices heard. [...]

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Take a Chance on a Grammy

As the Grammy nomination period is fast approaching there are already strong predictions on who will be up for the coveted award. Many artists think of this achievement as key indicator of a successful career, and simply being nominated is an milestone in it’s own right. This year the awards show proves to be evolutionary as this is the first time the Recording Academy is allowing streaming [...]

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The Art of Collaboration: 3 New Artist Partnerships You Need to Know About

This is undoubtedly the new era of music, subsequently applying a new level of pressure to remain successful & financially stable as an artist in todays industry. Artists and labels are aware that the sales of records are arguably the slowest revenue stream in the pond, which is why practically every deal an artist will sign now with a major label will be 360. Even though the value of actual [...]

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The Rise of Young M.A : A Brooklyn Love Story

This summer Young M.A, a rising unsigned female M.C hailing from Brooklyn, penetrated New York’s air waves with the Summer 16 anthem “Ooouuu”. With over 7 million YouTube views, the summer hit has solicited everyone’s attention and held it. Artists like Remy Ma, French Montana, Nicki Minaj and Jada Kiss have all taken Young M.A’s song and spit over the track creating their own versions. [...]

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