Billions of dollars' worth of CDs and digital downloads are sold each year and the Grammy Awards recognize the people who create all this music. How are winners picked and who have been some of the most controversial?
We constantly hear figures of how many copies a record has sold or how much it money it has earned, but very little about how much it actually cost to record the album. This information is more free and open in the film industry, and this helps give you a better idea of how profitable a […]
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During the ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s music videos were the highlight of the music industry, and their importance was recognized through various awards shows that gave credit to the many aspects that go into their production and development—the most famous, of course, being the MTV Video Music Awards. However, since the widespread adoption of […]
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If the sorry state of the current pop music charts have taught us anything, it’s that there’s more that goes into producing great music than just getting your songs played on the radio. You’ve gotta have the beat, you’ve gotta have the swagger, but most importantly, you’ve gotta have the lyrics. More than anything, lyrics […]
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Known for its Gold and Platinum Record awards, the Recording Industry Association of America's goal is to promote and protect the music industry. But how does that mission lead to a lawsuit against a 12-year-old girl?
Have you ever heard a brand new song on the radio and realized that it sounds familiar? Chances are the producers sampled a drum break or a bass line from a classic song, reworking it into a completely new piece.
Have you ever listened to a song and wondered how the artist was able to make so many different sounds come together onto one recording? Since the 1950s, multitrack recording has made recording music easier -- and a lot more interesting.