The spectacular implosion of a tech startup called "Fast" reveals how venture capital, start-ups & influencer culture are burning up the EDM scene.
Spotify's Serfs: A new report breaks down the Black Box of Streaming and the brutal financial realities of the music industry's streamonomics.
Spotify's last money-grab from artist royalties alarmed government investigators. Now they're grabbing even more.
Meditation is free but the enlightenment will cost you.
The party never ended for the rich - or the superstar DJs capitalizing on slack lockdowns in Mexico.
All discussion of the "industry standard" on the largest dance music media sites has been paid for by Pioneer itself.
America's music venues have been tossed a lifeline in the Save Our Stages Act, which is now part of the stimulus package being held hostage by the White House.
A discredited economic theory is still guiding the decisions of most digital music labels today - even if they don't know it. This is the dumb theory of the Long Tail and how a tsunami of shitmusic destroyed it.
Boiler Room - the broadcasting platform which brought the party (and DJs turning knobs) into living rooms around the world - is changing. The company has unveiled parts of a new business model involving "brand fee/royalties" and a quasi-franchised version of the Boiler Room experience coming to a town near you.
You don't own that file, you license it, and with streaming it can easily be taken away. Microsoft naturally shows us a dystopian vision of the future of licensed culture.