music-business

‘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

The Ill-Fitting Economics of Music Merch

How much does an artist really earn from your drunken T-shirt purchase?