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Copyright is Broken. Can Congress Fix It?

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 04.12.2015 | Media
William Buckley Jr.

With the exception of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, enacted in 1998, just one year before Napster and the beginning of online piracy, many of today's copyright laws and regulations date back to 1976.

The Waiting Game in the Music Industry

Patrick Hess | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

It was during this conversation that I witnessed Spencer's eyes sparkle in a different way. For him, he knew that he had ability and some talent. He also knew he wasn't a prodigy. For Spencer, he came to understand that this mentor was talking about the layaway plan.

Vinyl Isn't As Big Of A Thing As You Think

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment

In comparison to recent years, vinyl has made a significant surge, clawing back from what seemed like extinction. With a 52 percent increase in vinyl ...

Multi-Platinum Winning Songwriter and Poet IN-Q Talks Poetry and How to Break Into the Music Industry

Quora | Posted 03.08.2015 | Entertainment

It's easy to build on an idea if it sparks me. That being said, sometimes it's harder to find the spark than it is to fan the flames, so I am very aware of making sure I take every opportunity that comes my way.

The Top 5 Makeup Mavens in Music

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 02.16.2015 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

I've selected five of my favorite musical artists not just crushing the competition with their work, but also with their choice of beauty looks. These aren't just the ladies I'm rocking out to; these are the ones that have really impressed me makeup-wise.

Let the Music Play... Err, Stream

David Sable | Posted 02.14.2015 | Business
David Sable

Look, I don't mean to give you a history lesson or bore you with my routine. My point is simple: The debates around format or how people listen are foolish and wasted. Follow the music.

Arbitrate or Mediate But Don't Litigate Entertainment Disputes

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Stacy Slotnick

Gone are the days when media moguls and professional athletes would voluntarily hang around the courthouse to litigate contract disputes. Today the entertainment and sports industry increasingly use arbitration and mediation to resolve conflicts.

The Power of Tenacity in the Entertainment Industry

Patrick Hess | Posted 01.23.2015 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

Learning how to keep going when mental and physical exhaustion occur, who to trust along the way, how to stay productive when money or resources are limited, improving and mastering your creative skills, or learning how to be a better time manager are all important skills.

I'm a Pop Singer and Spotify Works for Me

Catey Shaw | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology
Catey Shaw

To spend more of our time trying to push people back to buying records is an exercise in futility. The smart ones will find a different way. Spotify could be that way, and if it isn't, it can definitely help transition us into a world where streaming is key, and CDs are just plastic circles.

Taylor Swift May Have Pulled Out Of Spotify But Don't Praise Her Just Yet

Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment
Ryan Kristobak

Swift leaving Spotify isn't bad, it's just silly. As an artist who is making a significant amount more money than the vast majority of her peers, her actions come off disingenuous.

Christians in the Music Industry

Patrick Hess | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

Why is it so commonly accepted to have everyday workers in real world situations represent their faith whenever possible, but if a Christian chooses a career in the music industry, their music must be conforming to church praise and worship lyrical standards and style?

Dionne Warwick: 'No, There Aren't' Any Dionne Warwicks In Music Today

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.27.2014 | Black Voices

We're ten months into 2014 and the year has yet to generate so much as one platinum single, a development suggesting that the era of singers racking u...

5178 Gigs: Our 40th Musical Anniversary

Glenn Paul Manion | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
Glenn Paul Manion

It won't be noted in any of the trade papers, but Oct. 15 marks the 40th anniversary of my first public performance with my wife and musical partner Suzanne Smithline.

Protecting Your Heart in the Music Business

Patrick Hess | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

Early on in the process of building my son's music career, I sought advice from an industry veteran who is also a faith-based family man like I try to be. I asked him what I could do as a father and manager of my son to help him most. His advice was simply three words: 'Protect his heart.'

Montgomery Gentry's Message to Female Fans: "Check Your Headlights"

Brittany Hodak | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Brittany Hodak

What do you get when you take one of country music's most successful duos, add a new hit song, a tongue-in-cheek reference to the female anatomy, and a philanthropic focus? Montgomery Gentry's "Check Your Headlights" bundle on new digital music service

Miriam Linna Is Nobody's Baby -- Her First Solo Album Shimmers and Soars

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

After moving to the States at a very young age from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, she became the drummer in the original lineup of the Cramps. Linna was a drummer -- a chick drummer -- and this was pre-Bangles, Go-Gos, Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, White Stripes. There were no chick drummers in the 1970s. People took notice. Joey Ramone, for instance.

The Music Industry Formula for Success Does Exist

Patrick Hess | Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

Most recipes have an order or priority when adding ingredients. They are sometimes laid out in a particular order because it makes the end meal taste better. In the case of music, the order isn't always as critical as the time needed to prepare and cook the meal.

5,178 Gigs: The Tracks of My Tears

Glenn Paul Manion | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact
Glenn Paul Manion

My volunteer gigs with Musicians On Call present a unique challenge in song selection. I am escorted to a hospital room occupied by one or more patients. I need to size up the situation quickly and select the one song that might go over best.

30 Years Of Music Industry Upheaval In 30 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.22.2014 | Technology

In 30 years, we've gone from flipping cassette tapes to playing CDs to downloading iTunes to streaming Spotify. These seismic shifts in the music i...

R&B Star Estelle on Industry Pressure: 'I'm No More Grace Jones Than I Am Norah Jones'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 10.19.2014 | Entertainment
Pollo Del Mar

From fan expectations to pressure to conform, pop/R&B singer Estelle says it isn't always easy to stay true to oneself in the music industry. The Grammy-winning "American Boy" singer, however, refuses to bow to the stress.

Kareemah El-Amin Sheds 'No Tears' in Spiritually Exceptional Debut Album

Ernest Owens | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion
Ernest Owens

When Kareemah El-Amin became a Christian on November 17, 2010, she was not compelled to leave her devout Muslim roots from a dark and adverse place -- but from a quest to find peace within herself.

How Music Sales Have Changed Over 30 Years, In 30 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment

Pulling data from the Recording Industry Association of America, Digital Music News has put together this informative animation charting how music-sal...

The Way You Buy Music Could Change Very Soon

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment

As reported by Billboard, the music industry is heavily considering instituting a global album release day, marking Friday as the official standard da...

The Miraculous Sound and Story of James Day

Diriye Osman | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
Diriye Osman

It's important that we support our artists and thinkers in order for the culture to move forward. James Day is a remarkable musician and, just as importantly, a resilient individual whose sound and story is nothing short of miraculous.

Why Performing In Nursing Homes Was The Best Career Decision This Man Ever Made

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living

With time, things change: the music industry, people, career choices, the list goes on and on. So in order to continue his career as a performer, 64-y...