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.

Carlos Fox2 days ago
Careers to Pursue with a Music Degree
Very few degrees allow you to pursue multiple careers that may not relate to each other. One field that lets you do so is music, which has a variety of purposes besides creating entertainment songs in...
Aarnxbrwn 20 days ago
An Artist and His Phone
If I had a dollar for every minute this phone is in my hands. Business calls, managing Instagram, checking emails, handling analytics. This thing is a curse! That guy in the picture up there, that’s m...
Marcus Azaria22 days ago
Putting Your Music Out There
Okay, I used a website that will put your music on a lot of different websites including Amazon, Spotify, Youtube, Google Play, iTunes Deezer and many more. This site offers to charge you 15 percent s...
WatchMojo a month ago
Top 10 Female Guitarists of All Time
Talented, innovative or just plain entertaining, these six-stringers of the female variety know how to get the party rolling. Welcome to, and today we’re counting down our picks for the ...
Rick Larntza month ago
Navigating the Business of Music: An Unabashed, Uncensored Tale (Pt. 1)
For as far back as I can remember, it was always a dream to work in the music business. Starting out at the age of 17, I found myself working county fairs in rural Ohio, helping to setup and tear down...
Peter Ellisa month ago
The 2019 #PIMAs Opening Ceremony
Hello, Vocal and the internet! *Crowd screaming* Hello and welcome to the inaugural 2019 PIMA awards! *Crowd is throwing flowers now* Thank you, thank you, oh you're too kind. *Deathly silence* I am y...
2019: My Year and My Plans for My Future and in the Music Industry
2018 was a year to remember. I had so many amazing opportunities offered to me, as well as some not so good times. But, since the year is over, it is time to move on and start new. 2019 is going to be...
Faith Joy2 months ago
The Korean Hip-Hop Scene (Part 1)
Now, we all know Kpop is on a drastic rise compared to 10 years ago. BTS soaring in Western charts, as well as other groups like Monsta X, NCT127, and Seventeen, who are getting constant attention fro...
Sean Reis3 months ago
10 Strange Music Videos That Make You Say "WTF"
Have you ever listened to a new song and you could envision your own music video in your head? It happens to me all the time. Then the artist releases the official music video and it isn't quite what ...
Autamn Webb3 months ago
Embarrassing Confession of a K-Pop Fan
So, it all started when I got a notification from Twitter—specifically, of Monsta X’s account having retweeted a Billboard tweet announcing that Monsta X will release an English version of their most ...
Joe Milton4 months ago
How Country Music Has Changed and Why That's Okay
Country music has changed over the years. Think about the olden days of Hank Williams (not III or Jr!), then go forward a few years to Johnny Cash, and then forward a little more to Waylon Jennings. N...
E.W Hemmings4 months ago
A Love Letter to the CD
Technology often manages to fail us somehow. I remembered this fact not too long ago: Ahead of the release date of Palaye Royale's Boom Boom Room: Side B, which I'd been anticipating for months, I tri...
Harry Baker4 months ago
Being a Musician in London in 2018
First of all, I'd like to say I have 0 regrets about becoming a musician. I love my life and there's no career path I'd rather be in. I do shows with my band, and as a solo project often, and the resp...
Dave Stark4 months ago
Music Is Not a Competitive Sport
Who's the BEST guitarist? The BEST bass player? The BEST drummer? The BEST vocalist? I hear these comparisons all the time, and I have for years and years. In fact, I heard it again yesterday and who ...
M. Sue4 months ago
BLACKPINK Sign with Interscope Records in the U.S.
On October 23, the K-pop group's Korean label, YG Entertainment, announced a partnership with U.S. label Interscope Records to “make BLACKPINK global stars all over the world.” Although BLACKPINK only...
M. Sue4 months ago
BTS & 2019 Grammy Predictions; What Are They Eligible for and What Are Their Chances?
The nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards will not be announced until Wednesday, December 5th, yet industry insiders and fans have started speculating on who will be nominated for the various categor...
Sonee M.4 months ago
Why a 'Daydreamer' Is the Worst and Best Thing to Be in the Music Industry
I think it all started when I was ten years old. I had just started piano lessons, and I had just falling in love with music for the first time. I was also convinced I was going to be the next big sta...
S. N.5 months ago
How Do You Write Lyrics?
Let's make one thing clear: there is no wrong way to write a song. As long as you end up with a song, you did it right. There are, however, approaches that will get you stressed to the heavens and bac...