November 1, 2012

NFL + Music = Touchdown!

Beyonce for Super Bowl

(from Billboard Magazine, November 3, 2012) No one would expect the likes of football to help launch records for recording artists such as Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, Aerosmith, and Beyoncé.  Recent history has shown that the combination of televised games and music go hand-in-hand with one another resulting in major exposure.  During the 2012 Super Bowl […]

October 4, 2012

Rdio Embarks on Experiment to Gain Subscribers Through Artists

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                    (from Billboard.biz, October 2, 2012) On Tuesday, October 2, the music subscription service, Rdio, launched a new program that is attempting to solve the two problems of subscription services: paying artists too little and lack of subscribers.  The solution is to pay the artists directly […]

September 20, 2012

The Music Men

The new X Factor Judges.

                    (from Billboard Magazine, September 15, 2012) Throughout the years there have been a significant number of different singing competitions including shows such as American Idol, The Voice, The Next, Opening Act, and Duets.  Eight years ago, Simon Cowell introduced his version of a singing competition […]