music-business

The Complicated History of ‘Baby Shark’ — The Insanely Viral Children’s Song You Can’t Get Out of Your Head

If you haven’t already contributed to the 1.8 billion YouTube views of the song “Baby Shark,” watch it now. Sorry in advance: It’ll get stuck…

Why Millennials Miss LimeWire Enough to Resurrect It as a Meme

At the turn of the millennium, nobody knew the future of music. But it was beyond obvious that personal computers would have a part to…

Rock ’n’ Old: Why the Age Gap Between Rock Stars and Their Fans Has Never Been Wider

A few weeks ago, the annual MTV Video Music Awards took place, honoring what’s best or most popular or whatever in music videos. And in…