music-business

‘I Don’t Want to Wait’ Is the Story of the Modern Music Industry

Paula Cole’s 1990s hit is synonymous with ‘Dawson’s Creek,’ but it’s also instructive in illustrating how the record business has changed — and still screws over artists

‘Stayin’ Alive’ Is Still Too Tough to Die

Both mocked and beloved at the height of the disco era, this ‘Saturday Night Fever’ hit made the Bee Gees superstars — and, for a while, made them hate everything associated with their song

How Much Money Do Christmas Albums Make?

How much money can one smash-hit holiday song rake in?

The Guitar-Smashing 30-Year History of Rock the Vote

This is how the influential voting organization went from a shower thought to Madonna, REM and MTV — and why the founders are laser-focused on Gen Z as the 2020 election heads to the finish line

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