Vinyl And NFTs: A Trend Or A Future Format?
Have you ever thought about the possibility of the vinyl and NFTs communities uniting? With vinyl reaching an all-time high in 2021 (in the US alone, 41.72 million vinyl LPs were sold) and the NFT market booming in the s
9 Ways To Make Money With Music In 2022
It is safe to say that 2020 and 2021 forced many musicians and creators to look inward and find alternative ways to make money with music. Despite the challenges, forward-looking musicians and creators have managed to fi
Why are small music venues closing down?
In the Reeperbahn district in Hamburg, Germany, there’s a sign that reads “Dear (future) neighbours, please keep in mind: this area has been dedicated to culture, arts and music for many years. The sounds belong
Why clearing samples is crucial
It’s safe to say that pop, hip hop and samples are inextricably linked. Some of the best songs of all time materialised because of samples. Think the Notorious B.I.G’s Mo Money Mo Problems and the Diana Ross
What happens when labels refuse to release an artist’s music?
Popstar Raye has recently made headlines after claiming that after 7 years with Polydor (which is owned by Universal), she is unable to release her debut album. Raye explained her dire situation in a series of twee
What can music learn from games?
Forget The Beatles or BTS…the video games industry was worth over US$90 billion in 2020. This figure is expected to reach US$256.97 billion by 2025. [Source: Tech Jury] To put things into perspective, total music i
Music Streaming Services Payouts: How much do they pay artists in 2021?
According to ex-Design Ethicist at Google Tristan Harris, “We all ‘live in a city called the attention economy.'” Digital service providers, a.k.a. music streaming service, thrive on the attention economy. Whil
An Overview of Music Branding in the 2020s
Streaming, NFTs, brand partnerships, crypto, communication strategies, social media calendar…right-brained individuals do not get into music to deal with all these buzzwords! However, the changing consumption
Spotify’s 15th anniversary: Its impact on the music industry
In commemoration of Spotify's 15th anniversary, we'll be exploring Spotify's impact on the music industry through 13 features that the Spotify team has introduced to the world.
The lockdown winners on Spotify
We are now mostly coming out the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, who were the artists and genres that grew during the lockdown period?