The music world is characterized by a blend of constants and continuous change; Beat examines the inside of the industry from recording studios to record labels, live performances, music streaming technology and beyond.
The Grammy's are now a joke
Once upon a time, the Grammy Awards were respectable. It was an honor to be nominated and even a bigger joy for entertainers to win. The judges chose from a wide range of talented performers and fans eagerly awaited to see if their favorite artists would take home top honors. The Red Carpet was fun to watch as entertainers wowed us with style and grace but all of that has changed. I do not desire to sound like an old prude but there is nothing to respect regarding what was televised on Sunday night.
Grammys 2021: How to Watch the Awards Ceremony
Are you ready for the most important awards in American music? The 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony will take place tonight at the Los Angeles Convention Center. I've recently shared my predicted winners and disclosed how comedian Trevor Noah would be in charge of the presentation.
The Grammys: 7 facts you might not know
Sunday 14th March 2021 sees the 63rd annual Grammy Awards being held in an undisclosed building in Los Angeles. Unlike previous years, there will be no live audience and a masked crew. To celebrate Music's Biggest Night, we reveal seven facts you might not have known about the awards ceremony...
Country Music is Dead!
I have been mourning the loss of country music since around 2015, and I realize that all the old greats are mostly gone now. Either they have died off, or been replaced by the so-called country of today... R.I.P Country Music.
Is Streaming Music the Final Stop?
We've gone from the phonograph to vinyl, from cassettes to CDs, from downloads to the new napster-ization era of music, all leading to the main way we consumers listen to music nowadays: streaming.
Transformative Trajectories 2: "BlueSky" Ideas to create new horizons for women in the music industry.
What would this new transformative trajectory look like for women in music? What are the practical solutions to creating the means to succeed for women who have a more complex and sometimes scattered work/life pattern than men?
Life on the Road; What They May Not Tell You as a Newbie Musician
You have been sitting by your phone waiting for a very important call. A music producer promised you a spot on an upcoming music promotion tour. The one-month tour will be across five states in a fully decked bus.
How much does it cost to create music in 2021?
How much does it cost to create music in 2021? So I have been releasing music for about 3 years now on streaming services. I did maybe 2 years on mixtape sites like DatPiff and Spinrilla. I always release on SoundCloud as well. As an independent artist, I can tell you how much I tend to spend to create music.
Lex Amor - ‘How can I fear What I can Scatter?’
As I sit here, thinking about all the black women in the music industry that have inspired me somehow, I can’t help but reminisce over the rollercoaster of events that have led me to where I am today. I think about how music and creativity have impacted my life in so many ways. While I ponder these thoughts, I realise that music has greatly influenced my writing abilities thus far.
- Second Place in Black Women in Music Challenge
Sylvia Rhone: Create the Luck
With over forty years of experience under her belt, Epic Records CEO Sylvia Rhone has experienced the gamut of knowledge, emotions, and lessons that comes with being a leader in the music business.
Ethiopia Habtemamariam’s Glorious Journey
Most immigrant parents, especially African, and more specifically Ethiopian parents, expect their children to become doctors, lawyers, or engineers. So when a little girl named after her parent’s homeland, pursued a career as a music executive, mother and father Habtemariam scratched their heads.
The Rude Boyz: two of the biggest producers in the Latin music world share their story
You may have not heard these names; however, we can assure you that you have heard some of the music they produce. The story behind these names is quite inspiring and shows the importance of pursuing your dreams with dedication to make it to the top.