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The 1980s were the big bang of music videos—a cosmic explosion of creativity, technology and straight-up weirdness.  With the launch of MTV in 1981, some artists used the visual art form to sell sex, youth and anything eye-catching, while others used it to visually define themselves within the music business.  Read more: 10 artists who […]

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Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas discuss the successes and challenges of holding multibillion-dollar music companies accountable for their actions on racial justice For more, check out: (Source)

“I won’t get off this planet until he gets every single solitary thing he worked so hard for and preserved for all of the world to hear,” Tyka Nelson says For more, check out: (Source)

For my first full-time job, I was an advertising salesperson. I wasn’t great at the job, because I politely took “no” for an answer, thinking it was the respectful thing to do. Any successful salesperson will tell you that’s not how they operate. Rather, they have a complex dance of schmoozing and camaraderie before they close a deal. If I’m being true to who I am, I can say that sales was never my calling. However, the business of sales comes naturally to some people, and those are the ones who are very good at it. Music, on the other hand, always came naturally to […]

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Let there be no mistake—pursuing a career in the music industry in the 2020s may look easy, but it is highly competitive. The successful musicians you see today in the media—getting millions of hits on YouTube, performing in front of large audiences at the coolest music festivals, or getting streamed on popular playlists—represent only a minuscule percentage of all the musicians in, or trying to break into, the music business today. Knowing these odds, why would anyone continue to pursue a career in the music business? The love of playing music, the tools and technology of the digital age, and […]

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This is Part 2 of Angela Predhomme’s Expert Advice series on the gender gap in the music industry. If you haven’t already, be sure to read Part 1, Expert Advice: How to Work with Women in Music–Navigating the Gender Gap. After comparing notes with some of my female music friends, I’ve come up with some pointers for women about working with male colleagues. As I mentioned in my previous article, “How to Work with Women in Music,” these guidelines are based on personal experiences, and are not meant to stereotype or limit anyone in any way. In all cases, people […]

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The country star’s record deal is on ice after he was caught using a racial slur. But experts say it’s mostly an empty gesture For more, check out: (Source)

Navigating the Gender Gap I’ve been making music for over a decade now, and there are thoughts I’m happy to share from my personal experience. The intention here is not to generalize or feed into stereotypes, but simply to offer my insight to help other music professionals out there in dealing with a potentially touchy issue. This article is geared toward the heterosexual crowd, but no doubt many of the principles apply to the LGBTQ community, too. Also, please keep in mind that the following advice is just my own personal perspective, from a woman living in the Midwest (Detroit […]

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Box offices were expected to set a record high this year. Continue reading…

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BMI is looking to hire a new Executive Assistant.  This person will provide executive administrative support to the SVP Creative, in a fast-paced environment. This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree level of education, and minimum 3-5 years experience in executive administrative role. Music Industry experience is strongly preferred. Functions of the job: Interacts with BMI team members at all levels, Board Members, outside C-Level officers, prominent affiliates and other high-level industry contacts on a regular basis. Screens incoming correspondence and responds independently when appropriate. Manages high volume of calls and screens calls made to the SVP, Creative’s office. Arranges heavy […]

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