industry

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.

Shawn Dall3 days ago
Chronamut: The Struggle Against All Odds
It all began with an accident.
Rich Monetti6 days ago
David Bowie Saw the Downfall of Rock 'n Roll in the Growth of the Internet
Twenty years ago before Facebook and Twitter drew us all closer together (or further apart), David Bowie sat down with Jeremy Paxman of the the BBC to discuss the future we know now. He recounted Rock...
Phill Ross9 days ago
The Unsung Heroes of Rock
The 1980s saw an explosion happen in America, raining down on Sunset Strip in a cloud of makeup, spandex, hair spray and loud rock n' roll. Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Skid Row and The Scorpions appea...
Should You Go to Music School?
This is a topic that A LOT of musicians talk about. I have been involved in both crowds: Academically trained musicians AND musicians who have just put the time in and do it themselves. Both have thei...
Umer Abbasi16 days ago
There Are Two Big Mountains on the Back of Online Music. How Can Tencent Music Break?
Recently, Tencent Music, NetEase, Baidu, and Alibaba, the online music "TNBA" market structure, decisively dropped the "NBA" in October. On the 2nd, the company officially submitted a prospectus in th...
Phoebe Dykstra19 days ago
Forever a Belieber
I can’t give Justin Bieber all the credit for me being hired as a MuchMusic VJ. But when you are dressed in all black, backcombed hair and piercings, facing a table full of pop music TV professionals,...
Ryan Ziemba22 days ago
MBA Admissions Essays
Essay Prompt: "What event or life experience has had the greatest influence in shaping your character and why?" I view music as impassioned communication capable of transcending language barriers, uni...
FreshGrass Foundation – A Nonprofit Album Fund Organization Founded by Our Publisher
FreshGrass Foundation is the world of music activities where American roots music is produced and supported. The Foundation is keeping the motive of creating the new quality of roots music, while embr...
"Still I Rise"
Ring around the Rosie, pockets full of posies, ashes ashes—we all fall: Still I Rise. I woke up in the hazy light with dust particles streaming through the window. The sound of my distant past and subjugated conversations intermittently rose in volume. Back to the DAW, back to the sounds that would drown out the do’s and do-nots. Fast forward three years and here I am, working on my 200th or so song. "Still I Rise" was the start of a movement for the silenced. In a search for an artist name—Prod...
Tsuki Tetsuko2 months 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 Cottrell2 months 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 Sherlock2 months 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 Boyce3 months 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...
SKEDDY OFFICIAL 3 months ago
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 Agyemang3 months 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 McArdle3 months 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 lopez4 months 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 Simpson4 months 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...