The music world is characterized by a blend of constants and continuous change; Beat examines the inside of the industry from recording studios to record labels, live performances, music streaming technology and beyond.

Tsuki Tetsuko3 days ago
What It Takes to Be a K-pop Idol: Background and My Take
When I was 10 years old, in the study at home, on the family's desktop computer, I came across a photo of a person whom I thought was the most beautiful one I had ever seen. This person was none other...
Lauren Cottrell4 days ago
The Power of the Apple Music/iTunes Combo
Apple’s plan to shut down iTunes provoked a mixed response on twitter, from users worried about the value of their purchases on the soon to be defunct store, to those nostalgic for the start of the mu...
Leah Sherlock6 days ago
How Women in Country Music Are Making 2019 Their Year
In October 2018, at CMT's annual Artists of the Year event, for the first time ever, the seven honourees were all women. Since that night, the ladies of Country have used their powers and soared to ne...
Ryan Boyce10 days ago
The Artisan Thieves
During a hiatus, late in 2014, I took a phone call from a dear friend of mine, Jim Dalton, of the Railbenders, Hickman-Dalton Gang, and Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. I met Jim in my Denver years, t...
A Chef, Without the Line: Part 4
PART 4 - I have booked my first show… Before I get started with this weeks Story Part, here is my latest live mixing demo to fit this weeks topic. I am coming up on my year anniversary for producing E...
Osei Agyemang 22 days ago
The Famous Grammy Awards- What Goes Into It!
"Per the rules and regulations, this year's Record of the year goes to: Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee." These were the award-winning words from the presenter. The audience was full of excitement and the...
Johnnie McArdlea month ago
The Ethics of Jamming—The Musician's 7 Deadly Sins
Musicians hold jamming as a sacred art of communication between their colleagues. The most inspiring ideas and fruitful collaborations have been born from within a jam session. But there is a certain ...
chris lopeza month ago
HRDRV: A New Label for the DIY Artists
As we now know, we’ve entered a new era for independent artists. An era where you no longer need anyone else but yourself and your creativity. Not one soul trying to stop you from being you or changin...
Joseph Simpsona month ago
Getting Paid as a Musician
There are a lot of ways to get paid from your art. Most times, people think that it's just a hobby that regular people couldn't possibly make into a full-time job. But as we all know, that couldn't be...
WatchMojo a month ago
Top 10 Best Tony Award Performances of All Time
If you can’t afford to catch your favorite musicals live on Broadway, don’t worry, the Tony’s have got you covered! Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Best Tony Award Performances of All Time." For this list, we’re taking a look at the most rousing musical performances from the Tony Awards. We’ve excluded opening numbers and performances by the host.
Luigi K.D.Cruz2 months ago
What The F*ck Is Wrong With Country Music?
Guitar, pedal steel guitar, banjo, bass, drums, and piano. All these instruments are associated with one genre–Country. Now, what’s country music nowadays? As far as I’m concerned, it’s nowhere near “...
Jilian Woods2 months ago
Rap Is The New Rock ‘n’ Roll
Kanye West is no stranger to making grandiose, and often shocking, statements, which seem to fire off in all directions at once, and which occasionally seem crafted with the specific purpose of shakin...
Skunk Uzeki2 months ago
10 Biggest Mistakes Aspiring Rappers Make
A large portion of my friends are currently working to start up their own record label in New York City. They often ask me for help when it comes to copywriting and advertising topics, which is awesom...
Making Money in Music with Social Media
Hey everyone! I wanted to share some things with you as this has been one tough battle to overcome. We are all aware of the painful phrase "Starving Musician" which plagues us so deeply. However, we h...
Bardo Novotny3 months ago
Why You Don't Need a Label
We are now well into the digital age. Everything is (almost) instant, and we have a world of information at our fingertips. So it begs the question, is a record deal really that important when you cou...
Denny Weldon3 months ago
The Memphis Boy Story
"A Story About a Boy with a Goal in Mind"
Brooklyn Damien3 months ago
Industry Rules According to Lil Uzi Vert
"If you want your album two drop, number one rule: Don't hang with the boss' girlfriend." —Lil Uzi Vert "Industry rule number 4080: Record company people are shady." —Q Tip
Luther Bottrill3 months ago
Grime and Gender; An Investigation into Contemporary Language
Grime and gender; an investigation into contemporary language. In this investigation, I hypothesized that there was a difference between the way that males and females use language, highlighted by gri...