New Records Drop Every Minute. But Back-Catalogs Are Driving The Music Industry’s Transformation

This burden of A&R outgoings significantly reduces the potential profitability, and the resultant multiple valuation, of owned music catalogs like Universal’s. Therefore, if you were an activist investor in a major music company today and wanted to maximize your payday, you might encourage said music company to spin out only the most valuable part of […]

Tune-Yards: ‘The shared experience of music is sacred’

Absolutely, it was leaning towards dance music, and understanding the value and the history of people getting together in clubs. Here in San Francisco, disco was really important in the gay rights movement, and that’s true also for the beginning of house and techno, for people who were marginalised. And especially in the UK: I […]

Sibelius: where to start with his music

Great performers The recordings conducted in the early 1930s by Sibelius’s close friend Robert Kajanus are the nearest we have to the composer’s own ideas on how his music should be interpreted. There’s no shortage of outstanding interpretations of the symphonies and tone poems from the 1950s and 60s by conductors including von Karajan, Bernstein, […]

Black Concert Promoters Want to Talk About Live Music’s Exclusion Problem

SJ: If I were a corporation and I really wanted to make a change, I would take a business like ours and invest millions of dollars in a partnership so that we are at the table when it comes down to major artists. And we don’t want just minority artists either. At the end of […]

J Hus, Stefflon Don and Dizzee Rascal: Rated awards celebrate black British music

The only female winner was Stefflon Don, who beat artists including Little Simz, Ms Banks and Lady Leshurr in the female artist of the year category. The collective D-Block Europe, led by Young Adz and Dirtbike LB, were named male artist of the year. They were the night’s biggest winners, also collecting mixtape of the […]

Rethinking music, by percussionist Martin Grubinger

We should see that as an opportunity. If we think more in regional terms and say, “Forget the Asia tour, let’s play for the people in Tyrol, in the mountains, in Kärnten or Innsbrück. Let’s address the people directly and tell them: “You are the ones. It’s with your support that we are able to […]

Honey Singh: If my music is Rolls-Royce, Badshah is Nano

“It’s a long story, I had disappeared for almost 18 months. There were lots of rumours about where I was. But today I’ll talk about my movie, very soon I’ll give an interview where I’ll tell you the entire story about what had happened with me. That’s an important phase of my life.”

WU LYF – so good at being a band that nobody’s asked about their music yet

If all this sounds like ingenious marketing, it’s because it is. WU LYF are managed by Warren Bramley, founder of creative agency four23, whose clients have included Adidas, Reebok and Virgin. WU LYF began by playing exclusively at four23’s cafe, An Outlet, grew by selling a £50 demo, and now offer only one piece of […]

Music conference to celebrate singer, educator Patterson

“The extraordinary breadth of Professor Patterson’s career — as performer, professor, university administrator, scholar of and leader in African American music — make his collection an invaluable addition to the holdings of the Bentley Historical Library,” said Terrence McDonald, the Bentley’s director.

Justin Bieber lip syncs lyric name dropping ex Selena Gomez while living a dreamy life of excess in Drake and DJ Khaled’s music video for Popstar

Just a dream: As the song ends, Justin is once again waking up but this time he is not in a house filled with people but in bed next to his wife Hailey Bieber, telling her about the party-filled dream