From the desk of the music industry

Spotify Playlists – Which One Should You Start Listening To?

This week we’re looking into Spotify playlists and what artists need to do in order to get onto them. This is currently a hot topic in the industry. So, to

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What Lesser Known 90’s Artist Should You Start Listening To?

This week we’re focusing on longevity – and how important it is to the music industry. Some artists have been able to exist with a moderate fanbase since the early

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Valentine’s Day Mood: Albums We Love

We may have our passion for teaching artists about the music business in common, but the musical tastes across the Bandbasher office couldn’t be more different. In honor of Valentine’s

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Artist Spotlight: Joyner Lucas

The “I’m Not Racist” rapper hit a nerve with the music video release. He’s got the music- and political-minded talking. We sit down with him for more on the man. “I’m

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Super Producers Don’t Know How to Feel About Tags Either

At this year’s A3C Music Conference, a panel of super producers—including Bryan-Michael Cox, FKi 1st, Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Bangladesh, and Sonny Digital—quickly fell into a discussion of producer tags. Good? Bad?

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Are Beefs Good For Business?

A Ma-Minaj Case Study Celebrities move in the public eye and not all of those moves are authentic. “For the cameras” relationships and fake fights are nothing new. So it

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Artists Around the Music Industry React to #Charlottesville

“Unite the Right” rally brings bloodshed to Charlottesville, VA As of late, Charlottesville, Virginia is synonymous with rebellion. The political uprising has reached every news room in America and is

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Snapchat’s Artist Pass Gives Behind-the-Scenes View of Industry’s Biggest Acts

Snapchat has been the social media platform to beat recently, and with Billboard’s help, the competition is only getting fiercer. “Artist’s Pass” is a new feature created with music enthusiasts

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Artists React to Recent SoundCloud Drama

Many aspiring artists and music fans panicked when they heard SoundCloud was in danger of shutting down, until Chance the Rapper came to the rescue. As of July 13, 2017,

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