10 Best Articles on Music Industry
The most useful articles on music industry from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Music Industry Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on music industry by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Is Old Music Killing New Music?
- Visualizing 30 Years of Music Industry Sales
- The Inside Story Of SoundCloud's Collapse
- The birth of pop: How catchy, disposable songs came to dominate the music industry
- That syncing feeling: how Stranger Things supercharged the music industry
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The birth of pop: How catchy, disposable songs came to dominate the music industry
The Industrial Revolution changed music forever, thanks to a combination of technological advances and musical entrepreneurs.
Missy Elliott Speaks About Inspiration, Her Career, And Longevity In The Music Industry
“As a solo artist I’ve been in the game for 25 years, but in the music industry I’ve been here for 29,” Elliott said. “It’s a huge accomplishment – especially when you’re still around."
That syncing feeling: how Stranger Things supercharged the music industry
The chart success of first Kate Bush and now Metallica thanks to ‘syncs’ in Stranger Things shows how TV shows and TikTok are increasingly crucial for heritage acts
Visualizing 30 Years of Music Industry Sales
A look at three decades of music industry sales. After a devastating decline, streaming services like Spotify are helping the industry regain its footing.
Big Music Needs to Be Broken Up to Save the Industry
A year without live music has been a disaster. So has corporate power in streaming, recording, and ticketing. Antitrust may be the only solution.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on music industry.
Is Old Music Killing New Music?
Old songs now represent 70 percent of the U.S. music market. Even worse: The new-music market is actually shrinking.
Is the music industry’s future on the blockchain?
Record labels look vulnerable and this startup is pouncing
The Inside Story Of SoundCloud's Collapse
SoundCloud was once a platform beloved by listeners and creators, whose leaders hoped to revolutionize the music industry. Hamstrung by management mistakes and fierce competition, they never did. Here
Memes Are the New Pop Stars: How TikTok Became the Future of the Music Industry
Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ is both a chart-topping phenomenon and a turning point for the music business. Here’s what happens when a social media platform becomes a label.
The music streaming debate: what the artists, songwriters and industry insiders say
The Guardian has talked to 25 figures from the music world ahead of publication of a parliamentary report
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