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Frankie Knuckles Day, Remembering The Godfather Of House Music

“In 1977 Frankie moved to Chicago to reign over the turntables at the Warehouse for the next five years. read more

Death Row Records Is Now Owned By Toy Company Hasbro

Just in case you thought 2019 couldn’t get any weirder, the toy company Hasbro, who’s responsible for classic toys such as read more

How Artist Imposters and Fake Songs Sneak Onto Streaming Services

Last December, new music from Beyonce and SZA appeared out of nowhere on Spotify and read more

YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue

YouTube is making a change to its copyright enforcement policies around music used in videos, which read more

Want to Get on the Radio? Have $50,000?

When I first started, it was hookers and blow [to help get songs on the air],” Donnelly says. “Then that disappeared and it became sports read more


The problem, they said, was metadata. In the music world, metadata most commonly refers to the song credits read more



Spotify Song Skip Rates Tell Us A Lot About Our Attention Span

One of the byproducts of the digital age is that our collective attention span is a lot shorter than it ever was read more

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Sample Clearances

Back in May, The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft made waves when he announced that Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith read more

The secret ghostwriters of Hip Hop

In most genres of music, including Soul, R&B and Pop, being a songwriter is a legitimate career, but in Hip Hop, writing for another read more

US music companies scramble to sign up K-pop acts

n July 2017, K-pop boy band Monsta X played their first shows in the US: two nights at the 2,400-capacity The Novo in downtown read more

What Streaming Music Services Pay (Updated for 2019)

Early last year, Digital Music News published its streaming royalty payouts list.Thanks to information from read more

How the Big Four Record Labels Became the Big Three

If you’re a music fan, it probably seems like there are literally thousands of music labels out read more