Here are the four people -- and one group of folks -- who most matter in the music biz. Michael Rapino It's not how many albums you sell, but how many tickets. The live business rules, and Live…
Declare victory and stay home. With an 82% drop in its second week, from 305,280 to 45,536, "Artpop" is so stiff, you could iron a shirt on it. And everybody knows. Nobody wants to go to a show no…
Hits are what U2 is dependent upon if it wants to keep the mantle of the world's greatest rock and roll band, which it stole from the Stones decades ago, even if Mick Jagger doesn't know that.
Recording revenues have shrunk. But streaming, and Spotify, could bring them back. But the problem with artists is they don't see the big picture.
If you want to penetrate the consciousness of a large group of people and grow the pie, an album isn't working. Hell, it's not even working as a revenue model!
We've been sold a fiction. That the Internet has leveled the playing field. That all are welcome and respected. Hell, you can't even get people to read your tweets; what makes you think you can get…
Expect people to continue to take photos at a gig. To dial their friends and have them listen in. To check their timeline or feed while the music plays. Because what's happening in your world is more…
After all the hype, stories in every mainstream publication known to man and an appearance on the Emmys, Elton John sold a paltry 48,000 copies of "The Diving Board" last week.
Yes, Katy Perry boxed on the VMAs. Miley Cyrus showed everything but her box. But the woman with the most infectious track, who neither looks like a model nor acts like one, who has not taken off her…
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