T-Boz Gets Why Industry Bailed on TLC, Still Stewing Over L.A. Reid Feud

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins says there’s no doubt the industry abandoned TLC after the death of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, but she wants to make it clear she’s got no beef with anyone … except maybe one guy. T-Boz — one half of the popular girl group…

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Social Media Brings Education, Connections for Retail Industry

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10 Music Industry GEMS! – Kato On The Track

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10 Music Industry GEMS!

Kato On The Track

Genre: Music

Publish Date: July 5, 2019

Publisher: CKJ Music Publishing Co.

Seller: Kato On The Track


10 commandments for anyone looking to enter the modern music business.

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The Music Industry Is Wrestling With Race. Here’s What It Has Promised.

The business owes much of its wealth to the work of Black artists but has just a handful of Black executives in its most senior jobs. Companies large and small say they’re devoted to change.
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Breaking Down ‘Those Color Lines’ in a Music Industry That Drew Them

The first black person appointed president of a major U.S. record label talks about race in the industry, and what has and hasn’t changed.
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XBIZ to Host Industry Voices in Town Hall Discussions on Race

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#BlackoutTuesday: A Music Industry Protest Becomes a Social Media Moment

What began as a proposed day of reflection after the death of George Floyd morphed into something broader, leading some to complain that #BlackLivesMatter posts were being silenced.
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#BlackoutTuesday: A Music Industry Protest Becomes a Social Media Moment

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Music industry gives voice to Blackout Tuesday

Major broadcasters, celebrities and music streaming companies including Apple Music and Spotify turned off or made changes to their services on Tuesday to mark their solidarity with protests against the killing of George Floyd. Conway G. Gittens has more.


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Music industry gives voice to Blackout Tuesday

Major broadcasters, celebrities and music streaming companies including Apple Music and Spotify turned off or made changes to their services on Tuesday to mark their solidarity with protests against the killing of George Floyd. Conway G. Gittens has more.


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Music Industry Calls for ‘Blackout Tuesday’ After George Floyd’s Death

The music industry is standing in solidarity after the death of George Floyd, who was fatally restrained by Minneapolis police, with a “Blackout Tuesday” initiative.
Atlantic Records’ senior director of marketing, Jamila Thomas and Platoon’s senior artist campaign manager, Brianna Agyemang, are behind the blackout, which is also circulating on social media as #TheShowMustBePaused. The blackout calls for the music industry to stop operations on Tuesday, June 2, to bring awareness to the police brutality and racial injustice in the U.S.
“The music industry is a multibillion dollar industry. An industry that has profited predominantly from black art,” reads a statement on the initiative’s web site. “Our mission is to hold the industry at large, including major corporations and their partners who benefit from the efforts, struggles and successes of black people accountable. To that end, it is the obligation of these entities to protect and empower the black community that have made them disproportionately wealthy in ways that are measurable and transparent.”
“Blackout Tuesday” has received support from major record labels, including Interscope Records, Def Jam Recordings, Warner Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Capitol Records and Columbia Records, among others.

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Music industry leaders vow to pause business for a day in observation of Blackout Tuesday

The show will be paused. At least, that’s the message coming from leaders and artists in the music business as part of a movement being referred to as Blackout Tuesday.


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Afterpay Launches Fund-raising Effort to Help Fashion Industry, Those in Need

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the fashion industry and its 1.8 million workers, Afterpay said this week that it is teaming with two organizations to help those in need. The “buy now, pay later,” solution provider said the goal is to help industry entrepreneurs and businesses as well as individuals “rebound from the virus impact.” Afterpay said it was partnering with ​A Common Thread​, a philanthropic effort involving Vogue and the CFDA, and ​Baby2Baby​, “which provides children living in poverty with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves,” Afterpay said in a statement.
Afterpay’s initiative allows shoppers who use Afterpay “to ‘top-up’ their purchases by adding a $ 1 donation” to ​A Common Thread​ and ​Baby2Baby,” the company said, adding that these two organization are the “top-up” program’s initial launch partners. Separately, Afterpay said it has also committed to “donating more than $ 200,000 to several COVID-19 related charities around the world, including ​A Common Thread​ and ​Baby2Baby.”
Afterpay said it choose these two organizations for the launch of its program because of “their strong contributions to helping our community recover from this challenging economic climate.” Afterpay said grants that are made by A Common Thread​ are being

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Musicians in lockdown rage against industry machine

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Adult Retail Industry Execs Offer Insight, Forecast in XBIZ Virtual Town Hall

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The Importance of Self-Care for Retail Industry Professionals

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Fetish Creators Age Beautifully in This Industry

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Comic creators attempt to rescue beleaguered industry

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Music Make it , How to be the minority that Succeed in the Music Industry! – Elvis Jordan

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Music Make it , How to be the minority that Succeed in the Music Industry!

Elvis Jordan

Genre: Music

Publish Date: December 20, 2015

Publisher: Publishing Services

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


MAKE IT – HOW TO BE THE MINORITY THAT ARCHIVE SUCCESS AT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY The Only eBook Produced for Aspiring, Minority Entertainment Professionals! Breaking into the music business is a difficult task made even more challenging when you're a minority. That's why you need specific strategies and direction to help you overcome the roadblocks on your way to becoming a superstar. It's time you strengthened your position within the industry and took control of your blossoming career: In this eBook you'll learn things like:   How to Improve Stage Presence as a Lead Singer!Effective Band Rehearsals How to Run a Band!Music Marketing Truths All Musicians Should Know!Reasons Why No One's Coming to Your Shows!How to Get More Exposure!And so much more..!! If you're ready to take the next step in your music career, look no further than the only comprehensive guide created specifically for minorities in the music industry! DON'T WASTE TIME… GET YOUR COPY TODAY! Guitar | music | business | Guitar lessons

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Pleasure Products Industry Vet Margaux O’Donaghue Passes

The pleasure products industry has lost one of its beloved with the passing of Margaux O’Donaghue.
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INDUSTRY GAMES – CHIKA

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INDUSTRY GAMES

CHIKA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: March 13, 2020

© ℗ 2020 CHIKA under exclusive license to Warner Records, Inc.

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Achieving Longevity in the Adult Industry

Breaking into the adult industry wasn’t an easy road, and my journey definitely came with some speed bumps. I’d like to share a little bit of my experience, and I’m hopeful that the advice that helped me can help someone else.
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How to Keep Your Dukes Up in the Music Business: Your Guide to Crushing the Music Industry (Unabridged) – Miss Krystle

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How to Keep Your Dukes Up in the Music Business: Your Guide to Crushing the Music Industry (Unabridged)

Miss Krystle

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 17.99

Publish Date: February 14, 2020

© © 2020 Dukes Up Records

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Caroline Flack, ‘Love Island,’ and the industry of outrage surrounding the star’s death

Much has been written about the circumstances that led to the death of the British television presenter Caroline Flack on Saturday, despite little of substance being known about them.


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NBA’s Al Harrington Welcomes Drake to Weed Biz, ‘Huge For Our Industry!’

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Kim Kardashian Is Reshaping the Shapewear Industry

Kim Kardashian’s Cotton Collection, the second installment of her Skims Solutionwear, arrives online today at 9 a.m. PST.  
The first batch of Skims, the shapewear line, was said to sell out within minutes of its Sept. 10 launch, pulling in an estimated $ 2 million in sales. Representatives for Skims would not confirm or deny this, but Skims’ Instagram page has been flooded with comments from would-be shoppers ever since, asking when they will be able to buy the products. 
“We just restocked @skims Solutionwear,” Kardashian wrote on Instagram on Oct. 8. “Shop now at Skims.com before they sell out.”

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Then earlier this month, Kardashian revealed the second collection, the Cotton Collection, was coming. Unlike the first line, which was designed with reshaping in mind — “Who likes to exercise?” Kardashian said in an Instagram post last month advertising the shapewear — the Cotton Collection is meant

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Comprehensive, Inclusive Sex-Ed Is Imperative for Sexual Wellness Industry Growth

In the sexual wellness industry we like to think we’re pretty well-educated when it comes to sex.
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Memoirs of a Gym Rat: Sex, Drugs, and Barbell Curls: A Hilarious Survival Guide to the Health Club Industry. (Unabridged) – Max Hawthorne

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Memoirs of a Gym Rat: Sex, Drugs, and Barbell Curls: A Hilarious Survival Guide to the Health Club Industry. (Unabridged)

Max Hawthorne

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 21.99

Publish Date: April 17, 2019

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Hollywood Ending: Mutations of Money at the End of the Movie Industry (Unabridged) – Michael Thomsen

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Hollywood Ending: Mutations of Money at the End of the Movie Industry (Unabridged)

Michael Thomsen

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.99

Publish Date: September 6, 2016

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Music Business Skills for Musicians: Make Money from Music, Discover the Music Industry and Explode Your Music Career! (Unabridged) – Tommy Swindali

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Music Business Skills for Musicians: Make Money from Music, Discover the Music Industry and Explode Your Music Career! (Unabridged)

Tommy Swindali

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 12.99

Publish Date: April 24, 2019

© ℗ © 2019 Tommy Swindali

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New Balance Commits to RE100 and U.N. Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

New Balance is the latest big brand to support the United Nations’ Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action as well as RE100, a global corporate initiative dedicated to renewable electricity.
In joining the U.N.’s effort, the Boston-based company increases the tally to 48 firms. PVH Corp., Puma AG, Schoeller Textil AG, Kering, Burberry Group, Gap Inc., Target Corp. and Hugo Boss AG are among the other corporations that have signed on. Numerous organizations such as the Outdoor Industry Association, the Sustainable Fashion Academy, World Wildlife Fund and the International Finance Corp. have also joined the initiative.
Participants aim to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. As a supporter, New Balance has committed to a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The company is prioritizing materials with low climate impact, eliminating new coal from tier one and tier two supply chains, supporting more circular business models and engaging consumers to increase awareness about environmental hazards and change behavior.
In unveiling its two climate change-fighting commitments, New Balance noted it has generated more than one million kilowatt hours in solar energy at its footwear manufacturing facility in Flimby, England. One competitor, Nike Inc., has also committed to the U.N. Fashion Industry Charter for

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Music Industry Survival Manual – TuneCore

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Music Industry Survival Manual

New Rules for the Music Industry

TuneCore

Genre: Music

Publish Date: February 23, 2012

Publisher: TuneCore

Seller: TuneCore


The music industry has changed, and it continues to shift. The traditional music industry was built on the world of physical shelf space, 12” pieces of vinyl, 5” circular pieces of plastic, the increasingly-irrelevant MTV, AM/FM radio, and analog television. All are gone or near gone, and so is the old world. The traditional music industry was not built for the world of digital downloads, on-demand streams, and unlimited digital shelf space where everything (and everyone) can be available with unlimited inventory on demand. The days of the major labels are over.   The “New Rules For The Music Industry” in this book originated as a TuneCore blog post, and we think these rules should last longer than the 80-year-or-so run of the traditional music industry. The rules in this book are accompanied by supporting articles, and are of value to those who will control the new music industry: the artist and the songwriter. You can read, comment and contribute to the conversation at the TuneCore blog. New Rules For The Music Industry: 1. Educate Yourself 2. Commercial Radio & MTV No Longer Singularly Break Bands 3. Marketing Does Not Always Equal Success 4. It’s Global 5. Take Action 6. Be Transparent 7. It’s About A Constant Stream Of Music & Media, Not A Once A Year Album Release 8. You Are Not Powerless 9. Define Your Goals Written by Jeff Price, TuneCore Founder/CEO, and George Howard, former president of Rykodisc and current advisor of numerous entertainment and non-entertainment firms and individuals. Edited by Jacqueline Rosokoff and George Howard.

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Kylie Jenner Files Docs to Secure ‘Kylie Hair’ and Dominate Hair Industry

Kylie Jenner is officially trying to get her hands on just about everything under the sun … filing docs to take over the hair industry. Jenner has applied for a trademark for “Kylie Hair” — a line to include hair care products — shampoos,…

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Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys’s husband, says hip-hop industry lacks compassion

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Industry Rule No. 4080?: Lil Uzi Vert Wants New Record Deal

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Lil Uzi Vert wants out. The Philadelphia rapper and self-described rock stars isn’t happy with the current terms of his recording contract with Generation Now.

Reports TMZ:

A source familiar with his current deal tells TMZ … the rapper’s being exploited because the contract allows little room for growth and doesn’t do enough for his bottom line.

We’re told Generation Now is supposed to cover Lil Uzi’s studio time and recordings, but the label’s refusing to pony up — so he’s being forced to seek financial assistance from people close to him. Sounds like an awkward conversation. 

Lil Uzi’s serious about getting out from under his contract … we’re told his side proposed an amended deal, one that’s more fair and balanced for the artist. As you might expect, the label is pushing back.

However, another source tells us Generation Now isn’t holding up the release of Uzi’s upcoming album, “Eternal Atake,” and they’re definitely NOT exploiting him — they claim he’s been in full control of the project from the jump. 

As the label sees it … Uzi has a production budget for the album and he’s been recording in Philadelphia for a while, but hasn’t shared any of his work — making it difficult for the label to set release dates, or figure out marketing and promotion plans. 

The drama (no pun, you’ll see why) is prickly for Hip-Hop heads because Generation Now was founded by Don Cannon and DJ Drama. The renowned DJ’s and producers did plenty for the culture as the Aphilliates.

Word is both sides are still willing to communicate, but it’s a slow roll at the moment.

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Music Make it , How to be the minority that Succeed in the Music Industry! – Elvis Jordan

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Music Make it , How to be the minority that Succeed in the Music Industry!

Elvis Jordan

Genre: Music

Publish Date: December 20, 2015

Publisher: Publishing Services

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


MAKE IT – HOW TO BE THE MINORITY THAT ARCHIVE SUCCESS AT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY The Only eBook Produced for Aspiring, Minority Entertainment Professionals! Breaking into the music business is a difficult task made even more challenging when you're a minority. That's why you need specific strategies and direction to help you overcome the roadblocks on your way to becoming a superstar. It's time you strengthened your position within the industry and took control of your blossoming career: In this eBook you'll learn things like:   How to Improve Stage Presence as a Lead Singer!Effective Band Rehearsals How to Run a Band!Music Marketing Truths All Musicians Should Know!Reasons Why No One's Coming to Your Shows!How to Get More Exposure!And so much more..!! If you're ready to take the next step in your music career, look no further than the only comprehensive guide created specifically for minorities in the music industry! DON'T WASTE TIME… GET YOUR COPY TODAY! Guitar | music | business | Guitar lessons

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Vice Media Peers Into Rise of South Korea’s Sex Shop Industry

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Industry Vet Michelle Major Tapped as Wet Brand Ambassador

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XBIZ Europa Awards Industry Voting Ends Aug. 27

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Six Degrees of Automation: How an Empty Parking Lot Will Change the Banking Industry | Branded Content

Welcome to Six Degrees of Automation – a docu-series dedicated to analyzing the impact intelligent automation is having on various industries, produced in collaboration between IBM Services and Wired Brand Lab.

In our inaugural episode, we explore how intelligent automation is transforming the banking industry. Follow Bill on his journey to receive a home loan, a seemingly simple process, but one that is being transformed by automation.
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Spotify Cancels ‘Hateful Conduct’ Policy After an Industry Uproar

The streaming service is revising guidelines that removed music by R. Kelly and XXXTentacion from its “curated” playlists.
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Ivor Novello award winners talk the music industry

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Weinstein Scandal Inspires Models To Share Stories Of Abuse In Their Industry

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How Master P Gamed The Music Industry And Laid A Path To Generational Wealth

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When one of the biggest hip-hop moguls of all time asks you, “What’s 5 percent of $ 100 million?” you’d better not stutter. He and son Romeo drop family jewels on their extended hip-hop hustle.

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HBO’s ‘Confederate’ Uproar Sparks TV Industry Debate


Should white creators tell black stories? Top creators John Ridley, Glen Mazzara and more weigh in on the controversial alt-history drama from the ‘Game Of Thrones’ creators, Amazon’s similarly-themed ‘Black America’ and whether it’s “all fair in love and television writing.”

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Lil Durk “Industry,” WatchTheDuck ft. Pharrell “Stretch 2-3-4,” & More | Wired Tracks 11.17.15

Lil Durk is fed up with the fake love, hugs and “wassups” that accompany being a part of the rap game, and he’s quick to separate himself from fraudulent peers on his new track “Industry.”

Durk proclaims “I’m in these streets, you industry,” over riot-inspiring production by Nito Beats, continuing his rant against phony rappers throughout the record.

Stream “Industry” below in Wired Tracks, where you can also check out WatchTheDuck’s new Pharrell-produced heater “Stretch 2-3-4,” Certified Fresh alum Jazz Cartier‘s “I Know,” and more.

 

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The Five-Screen Industry

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Sometimes governments promote technology standards that birth entire industries. The Internet is one example. GPS is another. And cellphones depend on the government managing who gets to use what bandwidth. 

I’d like to see the government create (or ask private industry to create) a five-screen standard for cameras and apps so we can have this sort of configuration for work, school, and play.

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The standard would describe how drone cameras and other apps use all five screens. (For completeness, the standard would include 3-screen and 7-screen video surround options as well.)

Imagine a drone with a five-camera lense, snaking its way down a Parisian street. The remote viewer with a five-screen workstation gets an immersive (albeit 2D) experience. Seniors could explore the world from the comfort of their wheelchairs. Students could see history come to life along a five screen time line. Workers could see all of their apps and notes across five screens.

Those of you with multiple screens on your desk already know the joy of the extra workspace. But normally we are limited by our apps to two screens. I think a government push for a 5-screen standard would produce an avalanche of new product types. I could imagine these rooms as training pods for almost anything. Imagine watching a lecture while having four screens of supporting information that speak to every level of student. 

Someday I expect most school lessons to be CGI generated. The more screen real estate, the better.

And gaming. Holy cow.

The five screens can be any combination of home televisions, notepads, workstations, laptops, and even phones. And the standard should adjust to the number of screens detected in use.

You probably think that all the 3D technology in the pipeline makes this five-screen standard unnecessary. But if personal 3D is like movie 3D, many people will prefer the flat 2D experience. We probably need both. And keep in mind that the 4K televisions are probably what makes this standard take off. 

This is where you tell me such a standard already exists. And then you tell me governments do everything wrong. 

Is there anything good to this idea?

And more generally, I wonder if a president should be in the business of creating standards to create industries. My gut says we should do more of it, not less. What do you think? Are there examples where government has screwed up trying to do this sort of thing?

Update: VR will have a place, just as 3D movies have a place. But I think content creators will not be able to develop more than big hit games and apps with VR. 90% of the world (such as education) will be bound by the limits of the content creators. And I assume lots of people will get sick with VR, the way 3D gives headaches, but that’s just a guess.

Some of you might know that I wrote a book about the best way to pursue success (systems versus goals). People seem to like it.

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Shittin On the Industry – Young Dolph

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Shittin On the Industry

Young Dolph

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: October 8, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Paper Route Empire

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Young Dolph Returns With New Mixtape “Shittin On The Industry”

Young Dolph has made the most of 2015, releasing multiple projects including High Class Street Music 5 (The Plug Best Friend) in February and 16 Zips in July. Keeping his foot on the gas, the South Memphis Kingpin makes it a triad of mixtapes with his new aptly-titled effort, Shittin On The Industry. The 12-track project comes packed with production from the likes of Mike Will Made-It, Zaytoven, TM88, Cassius Jay, and Izze The Producer, along with features from T.I. and fellow Paper Route Empire artists Bino and Jay Fizzle.


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U.K. Music Industry: BBC Must Pay Royalties for Planned Music Streaming Service

Without proper license deals, the offer, which is in its early planning stages, wouldn’t be viable, says a trade group.
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Teen Technorati – Say Hello to Rebecca Jolitz, the 19-year-old Thiel Fellow Who Wants to Disrupt the Satellite Industry

With degrees in mathematics and physics from U.C. Berkeley, 19-year-old Rebecca Jolitz is planning to revolutionize the satellite development industry. Get to know the 2014 Thiel Fellow and find out what first inspired her love of science.
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Rihanna excited to celebrate 10 years in music industry

Singer Rihanna attends the "RiRi by Rihanna" fragrance launch at Macy's on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in the borough of Brooklyn, N.Y. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna says she's thrilled to have had a decade-long career in music and she plans on celebrating the feat at some point this year.



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Ian Rogers Leaving Apple Music for Unrelated Industry

Rogers will reportedly be taking a job in Europe in an unrelated industry.
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Toronto: Gigi Pritzker, ‘Empire’s’ Wendy Calhoun to Talk Hollywood Gender Bias at Industry Conference


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How Elvis Started a ‘Riot’ and Changed the Music Industry

When Elvis Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, there was no official day of mourning. But ever since then, the date has been both an international commemoration of his death — and a rocking celebration of his life and work. Presley burst onto the scene in January 1956 with the release of his first RCA
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Record industry brings in new music global release day

Toast of UK critics, Years & Years, celebrate album launch on same day record industry kicks off New Music Friday where all singles and albums will be released on the same day globally from now on. Francis Maguire reports.


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Music industry begins global Friday release of new albums

A woman listens to a music CD in a shop in Hong Kong on June 17, 2012Big record stores, streaming services and hit charts adjusted longtime practices as the music industry Friday began a coordinated global release for new albums. For the first time most new albums will be released in all formats on Fridays everywhere in the world, ending regional divergences that industry players found increasingly anachronistic in the age of instant digital music. The IFPI, the industry's global body, is championing "New Music Fridays" both to curb piracy and to stimulate sales as shoppers start their weekends.



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Taylor Swift Speaks Out Against Apple: Music Industry Reacts

Jack Antonoff and Christina Perri are among those weighing in.
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Music Industry Survival Manual

New Rules for the Music Industry

TuneCore

Genre: Music

Publish Date: February 23, 2012

Publisher: TuneCore

Seller: TuneCore


The music industry has changed, and it continues to shift. The traditional music industry was built on the world of physical shelf space, 12” pieces of vinyl, 5” circular pieces of plastic, the increasingly-irrelevant MTV, AM/FM radio, and analog television. All are gone or near gone, and so is the old world. The traditional music industry was not built for the world of digital downloads, on-demand streams, and unlimited digital shelf space where everything (and everyone) can be available with unlimited inventory on demand. The days of the major labels are over.   The “New Rules For The Music Industry” in this book originated as a TuneCore blog post, and we think these rules should last longer than the 80-year-or-so run of the traditional music industry. The rules in this book are accompanied by supporting articles, and are of value to those who will control the new music industry: the artist and the songwriter. You can read, comment and contribute to the conversation at the TuneCore blog. New Rules For The Music Industry: 1. Educate Yourself 2. Commercial Radio & MTV No Longer Singularly Break Bands 3. Marketing Does Not Always Equal Success 4. It’s Global 5. Take Action 6. Be Transparent 7. It’s About A Constant Stream Of Music & Media, Not A Once A Year Album Release 8. You Are Not Powerless 9. Define Your Goals Written by Jeff Price, TuneCore Founder/CEO, and George Howard, former president of Rykodisc and current advisor of numerous entertainment and non-entertainment firms and individuals. Edited by Jacqueline Rosokoff and George Howard.

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Industry Rules No. 1-4079: A Conversation With Lawyer Julian Petty

Once he was an aspiring rapper, now he represents Ali, Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples and the estate of Biggie Smalls. He’s also worked with Michael Jackson, Prince and Stevie Wonder.

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Radio is the most stable part of the music industry

Streaming is the sexiest way to listen to music in 2015. It's also the most controversial, because artists are constantly pulling their music from various platforms or speaking out against it. But the practice is constantly evolving, because the laws around music rights are complicated and competition between services is tight. Many within the music industry believe streaming is the future. It's the fastest-growing sector, and one of the few formats with a young user base. But even though streaming appears to have a long life ahead of it, it has a long way to go if it's ever going to unseat the current standard, radio. Most Americans listen to the radio Most Americans don't use direct streaming platforms like Spotify, Rdio, and Tidal. Instead they listen to music where Americans have listened to it for decades — on the radio. According to a 2013 Pew Research Center report on audio listening in the U.S., almost 92 percent of the listening public listens to AM/FM radio. That percentage hasn't changed much over the last 10 years even with the advent of the internet. Meanwhile, 39 percent of Americans listen to online radio, and 23.9 percent listen to satellite radio. These stats measure the listening public of America so obviously there is some overlap among them. The biggest AM/FM radio company in the United States is iHeartRadio. According to its internal statistics, iHeartRadio owns 858 radio stations that reach 245 million people. That's a number that online streaming can't even come close to. Plus, iHeart Media is both an AM/FM company that streams music over airwaves and an online radio company. The company's data says that people tune in to the radio eight times per day (which makes sense if you think about how much time the average American spends in the car), and that they consume 2,045 minutes of radio (both talk and music) per week. According to the Pew Research Center, people spend more time listening to the radio than they do surfing the internet. "Music is a basic human need," Tom Poleman, the head of programming at iHeartRadio told me. "That's why we work so well with the music industry, because radio is inherently social. Artists and radio have always had that fantastic symbiotic relationship. We can't survive without music." And the data backs him up. AM/FM radio is the only form of listening that hasn't seen a significant drop in the percentage of users in the last 10 years. In 2001, 96 percent of U.S. listeners consumed music via the radio. In 2011, that number was at 93 percent. For contrast, consumption of music via CDs dropped 13.5 percent in 2013. But if you're looking for growth, it's solidly in online radio, not AM/FM. "The difference between how many people are listening to the radio and how many people are listening to us is huge. It's a delta of about 120 million people," Simon Fleming-Wood, the chief marketing officer for Pandora told me. And online radio certainly sees AM/FM as its main competition. "What's in the crosshairs for us is getting Pandora built into car dashboards. The hours that are for Pandora to take are in broadcast radio," Fleming-Wood told me. Companies that provide direct streaming, online radio, and satellite radio want their music in the car dashboard, because the car is where people listen to music the most. The average American commuter spends 37 hours a year just stuck in traffic, and Harvard Health Watch reported in 2007 that the average American spends 101 minutes per day driving. That's an insane amount of time, especially when you consider that almost 80 percent of Americans drive to work alone. It's a huge moneymaker, and it's why AM/FM radio has so much power. The radio has so much power over popularity Because the radio has such a high listenership, it also has incredible impact on an artist's popularity. Rich Bressler, the CFO and president of iHeart Media, told me when we spoke in March that his company is, "very optimistic about the state of the music industry." He didn't qualify that. When I wrote about the future of music broadly in early May, one thing everyone I interviewed said was that while they knew music would be fine as an art form, they weren't sure it would continue to be stable as an industry. But the industry's problems have only increased the importance of radio. Artists simply can't leave. "The artists and anybody you talk to in the music industry will tell you that unless the artist's music is on the radio, they're nowhere," Poleman told me. Think about listening to your local Top 40 station. You might hear the same six or seven songs twice every hour. You might not like them or think they're good art. But they're certainly popular. That's strategic. A company like Pandora can try to compete with that massive reach by giving artists more data to help them find their fans and plan tours better. Pandora can guide artists to a type of fame that's accessible and comfortable and can help them live and make art. But Pandora doesn't yet have what radio has — a massive and captive audience. Radio also has far more money. AM/FM radio has one of the sweetest deals in the music industry. It doesn't have to pay performers any money under copyright law to play any song it wants. Radio negotiated long ago that publicity was payment enough. So radio has a larger audience than any other platform and has to pay less money to play music. On the surface, it should be safe, but the fact is, radio is swimming in debt. What will the future of radio look like? iHeart Radio is the big kid on the block right now, but it's deeply, deeply in debt. In September 2014, Billboard reported that "IHeartMedia carries $ 21.1 billion in consolidated debt, according to financial analyst firm Fitch Ratings, the result of a 2008 private-equity deal with Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners valued at $ 17.9 billion. " iHeart says it has accrued this much debt because it thinks radio is stable and safe. The company says it has been looking at the long-term shift to digital and realizes it needs to get into that field as well. For years, iHeart had been called ClearChannel, which is a much less sexy name to put on a huge concert series or digital music streaming app. Rebranding as iHeart was just the first step in going digital. But the digital landscape costs more money, and that's money that iHeart just doesn't have to give. "We think that digital music provides the opportunity for all of us to make more money. We're looking to find win-win solutions. The artists, the music companies, and most importantly, the fans," Bressler told me. Radio is still the biggest player in the music industry. It still calls the shots, and it's still by far the best place for artists to break out. But whether or not radio is a sustainable industry as iHeart's ad revenue drifts downward and streaming companies build out more robust advertising departments, is yet to be seen. Radio may be more stable than any other part of the music industry, but that, as it turns out, isn't a very high bar to clear.
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‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit: 5 Major Music Industry Implications

The “Blurred Lines” trial, which ended Tuesday with a copyright ruling from a federal jury in Los Angeles, involved big stars (Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke), big money ($ 7.3 million) and big weirdness (during a deposition, Thicke apologized for calling an attorney “a dick”). But it may not lead to big…
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Apple Watch Faces Major Challenge In Fashion Industry

By Nandita Bose and Piya Sinha-Roy

CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Apple CEO Tim Cook summed up the problem during a conversation with sales staff at a London Apple Store: “We’ve never sold anything as a company that people could try on before.”

With the expected launch this week of the Apple Watch, the company’s first new product in five years, Apple will be stepping into new territory.

To conquer the marketplace, the watch will have to appeal not only as a gadget but as a fashion statement, a fact tacitly acknowledged by Apple’s decision to launch its advertising campaign with a 12-page insert in the March issue of Vogue.

The company isn’t talking about plans for marketing the Apple Watch in advance of it’s much-touted “Spring Forward” event on Monday, but it clearly intends to keep a tight grip on initial sales and distribution, leaving many retailers guessing about when — or if — they’ll be able to sell it.

Sources with direct knowledge of the matter said that Best Buy Co Inc, one of the largest sellers of Apple products, may not get the watch at launch time, though the company wouldn’t comment on the situation.

Other large retailers, including Macy’s, Saks 5th Avenue, Bloomingdales and Barney’s said they had no immediate plans to carry the watch. Target and Nordstrom,along with all the major phone carriers, declined to comment on their plans, though a source with knowledge of the situation said Nordstrom has engaged in discussions with Apple.

“Apple is being cautious. There are too many unknowns around how this product will perform,” said Van Baker, research vice-president, technology research firm Gartner Inc.

That might mean restricting initial sales to company stores, where Apple has complete control over the experience and staff can be specially trained to sell the watch, Baker said.

Apple’s Cook seems very aware of the challenge. The Telegraph, which sent a reporter with the CEO to the company’s Covent Garden store, reported that he explained to the staff that selling the watch might require “tweaking the experience in the store.”

In the absence of hard information about what the tweaks might look like, speculation has been intense. The Washington Post last week suggested that Apple might add carpeting and mirrors and change store lighting to enhance the watch-buying experience.

Media outlets and Websites have also posited that the watch will be offered at special pop-up stores installed at luxury retailers such as Selfridges in London and Colette in Paris.

Apple hosted a private event at Colette last September, at which guests were able to try on the watch, but a spokesman for Colette declined to comment on whether the store would carry it.

Until now, wearable gadgets have not been big sellers for technology companies. Rival products such as Samsung’s Gear watches have sold poorly.

Apple hopes to change that, but it is still a big if whether the watch will appeal to buyers seeking a fashion accessory, especially if it needs to be upgraded every few years like Apple’s phones, tablets and computers.

“It could do wonders for the watch market if it means people might wear watches again, but realistically, there are a lot of doubts,” said Eric Wilson, fashion news director of InStyle.

“Fashion customers are more skeptical than anyone, so Apple has picked a tough crowd.”

(Reporting by Nandita Bose in Chicago and Piya Sinha Roy in Los Angeles, Additional reporting by Nathan Layne in Chicago, Alexei Oreskovic in San Francisco and Malathi Nayak in New York, Editing by Dina Kyriakidou and Sue Horton)

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Music industry moves to Friday global album release

Key groups representing music retailers, record companies and artists said that they would coordinate album releases to go out everywhere each Friday at one minute past midnight local timeThe music industry has announced an agreement to release albums globally on Fridays, ending divergences among regions that have fueled piracy in an age of instant music. Thursday's decision, after nine months of consultation, is expected to go into effect by summer in the Northern Hemisphere, said Frances Moore, chief executive officer of the music industry's global body IFPI. "What is absolutely clear is that there is nearly unanimous agreement that a global release date is a good thing," Moore told AFP. Under longstanding traditions, albums are generally released on Monday in Britain and France, Tuesday in the United States, Wednesday in Japan and Friday in Australia and Germany.



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Vinyl sales rare bright spot for US music industry

Vinyl sales rare bright spot for US music industryVinyl sales and music streaming both soared by more than 50 percent in 2014 in the United States, even as overall sales kept declining, a music industry monitor said.



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Britney’s Just the Beginning: How Auto-Tuning Took Over the Music Industry

Britney's Just the Beginning: How Auto-Tuning Took Over the Music IndustryHere's a brief and dirty history of the revolution that's transformed music. And by "transformed," we mean "bastardized into oblivion."



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Managing Management in the Music Industry

Managing Management in the Music IndustryThese people are scrambling to earn a living just like anyone displaced in their job or industry. They're having to be creative to define a new income source from an industry that is full of parasites (sorry to be harsh, but it's true) looking to survive off the lifeblood of the next talent to take center stage.



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