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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

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Black Voices
C. Robert 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...

Tips From the Rock n' Roll CEO No. 12: Efficiency Rocks (Seriously)

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 09.08.2013 | Small Business
Jared Gutstadt

Hey, we ALL like things when we have them all to ourselves. It feels like an exclusive club. Your own little secret. But if something's good, it's gonna grow.

5,178 Gigs: Get Ready for the New Golden Age for Live Music!

Glenn Paul Manion | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
Glenn Paul Manion

All you starving musicians out there, take heart! I bring you good tidings that will inspire you to get your live performing chops in tip-top shape. A new golden age for live music is just over the horizon.

Spotlight on Kayvon Zand: An Intimate Exploration Into a Wondrous Mind

Martin Berusch | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment
Martin Berusch

He is undoubtedly a provocateur, renown for his spellbinding performances. Not since the likes of Marilyn Manson, Prince or David Bowie, have we witnessed such an unabashed spectacle of sexuality and satire be brought back to the performance scene.

New Documentary, Downloaded, Tells the True Tale of Napster and the Impact on Our New Digital World

Gordy Grundy | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

Alex Winter's new documentary Downloaded reconstructs the collapse of the music industry as consumers and high tech innovation blow out the foundation of the bloated behemoth. A little dorm room start up, Napster, caused a tsunami of trouble.

Lou Reed Loves Kanye, Can We Hope For A Collaboration?

Posted 06.21.2013 | Celebrity

Lou Reed talked music piracy, downloading, accessibility and, of course, Kanye West at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Thursd...

It Makes Me Wonder Why All the Amateurs Have Come to Education

Shaun Johnson | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Shaun Johnson

The strong, silent professionals who actually do all of the shoe-work in education are distracted by, of all things, what got them in the profession in the first place. It's their work with children and young persons that is most important, so that's where their attentions rest.

Apple to Announce Streaming Music Service at WWDC

Richard Tso | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Richard Tso

Audiophiles, this one's for you. Pandora better take notice -- Apple is getting into the streaming music business and has a monetization strategy to boot.

J. Cole and the Transformation of Hip Hop

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Stephanie R. Caudle

The more I listened to the song, the more I put it on repeat because I recognized that J. Cole was telling the story of so many men, women, boys and girls across the world.

5,178 Gigs: Living With Fame and Living Without It

Glenn Paul Manion | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Glenn Paul Manion

Even if fame eludes you, recognize that it need not be a death sentence for your career. You may find that you create better music without it.

Delicious Diva Sasha Allen

Yvonna Russell | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

If you're not watching the NBC's The Voice, you are missing someone special, Sasha Allen. Triple threat talent Sasha is a singer, actress and classic...

5,178 Gigs: Do Quit Your Day Job

Glenn Paul Manion | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Glenn Paul Manion

Unequivocal statements are not my style. Nevertheless, I can't overstate this. Your music career will make many unreasonable demands on your life.

JT's Smart Gamble

Katy Hall | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment

Apple's iTunes music store turned 10 last month, marking a rocky decade in the music industry as digital downloads shouldered out physical album sales...

Rick Ross as a Mirror for the Music Industry and Culture as a Whole

Toni Nagy | Posted 06.18.2013 | Entertainment
Toni Nagy

Forcing an apology out of Ross does not address the pandemic of misogyny. This message of party culture and women as sexual objects is constantly perpetuated by the music business.

5,178 Gigs and Counting: How to Have a Music Career in Spite of the Music Business

Glenn Paul Manion | Posted 06.17.2013 | Entertainment
Glenn Paul Manion

What we are is full-time musicians in an age when most of the traditional outlets for musicians to make money have gone the way of the cassette tape. Clubs that pay real money? Rare for unknowns. Wedding band work? Lost to DJs.

Bravery Tapes: Young Courage Amid Mexico's Violence

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Jens Erik Gould

Of all the horrors associated with a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of Mexicans, the country's children and adolescents are perhaps the greatest casualty.

Is Former Stones' Manager The Ultimate Hustler?

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.19.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Stein is a colorful record biz icon who has played an integral role in the careers of such superstars as the Ramones, the Talking Heads, the Pretenders and Madonna.