Monthly archives: November, 2017

Metal the most loved genre of music is getting its own streaming service

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Fresh-faced pop stars like Harry Styles and Taylor Swift have no shortage of gushing fans to trip over themselves for concert tickets and autographs. But it is metal—yes, metal, meaning decades-old groups like Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Kiss—that actually has the most loyal fans, it turns out. That’s per Spotify data analyzing the genres…


A Hard Day’s Night: Solving a Beatles mystery with mathematics

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It’s probably the most recognisable sound in popular music. “This is the one chord that everyone around the world knows,” says Randy Bachman, a rock star in his own right from The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive. It dates to July 1964 — the height of Beatlemania. The band was about to release its…


21 Savage shares “Bank Account” music video

Mike Epps stars in the hit single’s visuals. “Bank Account” is 21 Savage‘s biggest solo single ever, and on Friday the rapper finally dropped its music video. Swinsky directs the clip, a meta-spoof of heist films starring Mike Epps as a goofy suitor and 21 Savage as the lead villain, naturally. Watch the video for…


Why this digital age calls for analogue agencies

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It’s pretty much a given that we now live in a digital age: our consumption – including consumption of marketing messages, music, movies, software – is driven by the net, by mobile devices and the like. Physical media, linear TV and permanent ownership have been replaced by subscriptions, streaming, catch-up services and cloud-based models. But…


Artist Visits To Spotify, Apple Music Illustrate Why Radio Feels OLD

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While radio was instrumental for artists working to break a new record, the recent tendency of artists like Pink to eschew terrestrial radio in favor of the offices of Spotify and Apple music shows a new trend in how musicians are choosing to promote their work. If ever there was a sign that radio is…


Pop Artist Shelita Burke Uses Data Science, Blockchain To Her Advantage

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Although most artists approach their careers from a less scientific angle Shelita Burke, a data scientist and cryptologist in addition to being a musician, has taken a different approach, using science and technology to her advantage in her businesslike method of running her career. While some artists view their careers with a sort of “If…


13 Ways To Get Blacklisted From The Music Industry

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The longer I’m in music, the bigger my network gets and the smaller the music community seems. I was on a layover at MSP (Minneapolis) and I saw Rashawn Ross, the renowned trumpet player for Dave Matthews Band, Soulive, Lettuce etc etc. I’d never met Rashawn, but a quick glance at his Instagram showed that we…


Joji’s Journey from Viral Videos to Quality Music

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From Filthy Frank to 88rising, Joji’s career has been anything but predictable. The internet sensation has migrated from comedy to quality music, and it’s paying off in a big way. By now, the story of Joji is internet lore. The Australian-Japanese artist became an online sensation through his Filthy Frank and Pink Guy characters, creating a world…