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.

Skunk Uzeki11 days 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 Novotny19 days 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 Weldon23 days ago
The Memphis Boy Story
"A Story About a Boy with a Goal in Mind"
Brooklyn Damien23 days 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 Bottrilla month 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...
Tim Ellerbe IIa month ago
Organic Reach Marketing
Not too long ago, I wrote an article on the dangers of the internet. While that article covered many aspects of internet usage and abuses, I was and am particularly concerned with what those abuses me...
Carlos Fox2 months 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 3 months 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 Azaria3 months 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 3 months 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 Larntz3 months 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 Ellis3 months 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...
Music With Mack3 months ago
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 Joy4 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 Reis5 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 Webb5 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 Milton5 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...