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Hot Ticket: G Love and Special Sauce With Jimi Jazz Back in the Mix.

Bill Prescott | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Bill Prescott

My older brother came home from Boston and declared, "I just quit my job, we got a record deal." This was the beginning of his career as a musician...

Shazam Has a Crystal Ball, It Seems

Kristin Juel | Posted 03.22.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin Juel

Anyone who knows me, knows how much this platform excites me. Last year, I wrote about how Shazam announced it could predict the 2014 emerging/breako...

Top 10 Hits from the Sixties: Who Played on 'Em

Harold Bronson | Posted 03.16.2014 | Entertainment
Harold Bronson

Studio musicians often augmented existing groups or replaced them entirely during recordings. When fans saw their favorite rock groups miming to their records on TV, they didn't know that often the performers hadn't played on them.

Who'll Release the Next Surprise Album? 10 Artists Who Can 'Beyoncé' the Music Industry

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
Oscar Raymundo

Although the old way of marketing an album is still valid for emerging artists slowly building up an audience, the dragged-out promotional rollout for any pop star with millions of followers on social media seems silly, even counterintuitive.

An Interview With New York City Nightlife Guru, Rob Fernandez

Zoe Wilder | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Zoe Wilder

Rob Fernandez knows a little something about this, as he's cultivated the New York City nightlife for two decades now. Chances are, if you like to party and appreciate house music, you've danced into the wee hours of the morning at one of his events.

What We Can Learn from Beyoncé

Judah Joseph | Posted 02.22.2014 | College
Judah Joseph

The way that Beyoncé was released was unorthodox. She and her team took a monumental risk in how this album was marketed (specifically, in that it wasn't), and it has absolutely paid off.

Art and Music Are Professions Worth Fighting for

Blake Morgan | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
Blake Morgan

We artists and musicians have the right to expect from our profession what others expect from their professions. That through hard work and determination, perspiration and inspiration, we'll have the same fair shot to realize our dreams, answer our callings, support our families.

What Beyoncé's 'Non-Marketing' Illusion Says About the Current State of Music

Ernest Owens | Posted 02.16.2014 | Entertainment
Ernest Owens

Despite my critical acclaim for the album itself, I feel the discussion about her "non-marketing" must be revisited. To the media and fans alike who have been praising the superstar for her ability to release an album with no marketing at all must not have been living in 2013.

'My Morning Coffee Is Part of My Job'

The European Magazine | Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts
The European Magazine

Who needs a record company when you've got fans? With her crowdfunded album, Punk-Cabaret singer Amanda Palmer proved that the current music business is on its deathbed. She sat down with Max Tholl to talk.

Putting the ‘Us' Back in Music

Kate Leisy | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Kate Leisy

At its core, Bandaloo aims to revolutionize the way that music is formed, found, and brought to you as musicians and music fans.

Sasha Belenky

Iran's Financial Juggernaut, The Future Of Pop Music, The First NSA Whistleblower & More Must Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

1. The Supreme Leader's Financial Juggernaut The New York Times reported last week that Bloomberg News shelved a months-long investigation into...

'Hard Out Here': Lily Allen Skewers the Music Industry

Lisa Wade | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Wade

Lily Allen's single, with the sarcastic refrain "It's hard out here for a bitch," satirizes all of it and takes some ugly missteps along the way. In doing so, she reinvigorates an important conversation about satire, race politics, and feminism.

Is the Song 'Royals' by Lorde Racist?

Quora | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

This song is not about a race. It's about a culture. Not African American or rap culture, but the materialism and excess that is overtaking pop culture.

Business Advice From My 9-Month-Old Daughter: Say Hi to Everyone (Tips From the Rock n' Roll CEO No. 15)

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Jared Gutstadt

Many people are afraid to make that opening gesture... to say hello. But not my nine-month- old -- she waves at everyone and smiles. She's onto something.

Sasha Belenky

Twitter's Messy Origins, The Future Of Music & More Must-Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

1. The Twitter War “What’s the worst thing I can do as C.E.O. to screw the company up?” Evan Williams, a co-founder of Twitter, asked Bil...

Miley Won't Take Advice From Some '70-Year-Old Jewish Man'

Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment

As she continues to raise eyebrows with her barely-clothed antics, Miley Cyrus has prompted some concern over her well-being, with ...

The Miley Cyrus Double Standard

Daniel Davidson | Posted 12.11.2013 | Entertainment
Daniel Davidson

Personally, I find Miley Cyrus' super-"sexy" image distasteful, as it sends a terrible message to young girls and women the world over, but I find the double standard people are promoting even less savory.

5,178 Gigs: Adventures in Career Management (Part One)

Glenn Paul Manion | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Glenn Paul Manion

The next few postings are going to examine the period from 1979 to 1984 when Suzanne and I were under professional management.

Interview with Immortal Technique

Carl Gibson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Black Voices
Carl Gibson

"I'm not trying to sell pipe dreams to people. I'm not giving them some fake utopia. I'm not telling them it's easy. If it was easy, everyone would do it. But you don't fight the fights you can win, you fight the fights that need fighting, you know?"

The Features Rock Out in San Francisco

Molly Fosco | Posted 11.19.2013 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

The Features are easily comparable to well-known Akron rockers The Black Keys, not only in their sound but also due to the fact that Pelham's resemblance to Dan Auerbach in both looks and stage presence cannot go unnoticed.

11 Homes Any Music Lover Would Want

Ryan Nickum | Posted 11.19.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Nickum

Whether music is a hobby or you're house hunting for Dr. Dre, an in-home recording studio is an awesome feature for a home to have We scoured Estately's real estate listings across America to find these homes for sale that come with a recording studio.

Want to Find a New, Exciting Job? Take A Lesson From the Music Industry

Joel Capperella | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Joel Capperella

Just like the job market, the music industry has been devastated by fundamental changes in the way business is transacted, thanks to the Internet, social media, and a rebalancing of power that places more control in the hands of buyers and less in the hands of sellers.

Sasha Belenky

These Must-Read Articles Will Make You Miss The '90s

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 09.13.2013 | Media

1. "The X-Files," Like The Black Cat, Is Now 20 Years Old Nostalgia for the 1990s, that decade of pre-9/11 innocence, funky clothes and slow di...

Tips From the Rock n' Roll CEO No. 14: Show Don't Tell

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Jared Gutstadt

In the media business, there are a lot of people who walk into rooms everyday to tell their story. But sometimes, showing your story has a greater impact. Show me, don't tell me (Rush knew this!). Let me explain (ironic, I know!).

5,178 Gigs: Steve & Eydie & Suzanne & Me

Glenn Paul Manion | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Glenn Paul Manion

I could not let the recent passing of Eydie Gorme, singing partner of Steve Lawrence go by without commenting on the connection Suzanne and I shared w...