The 23-year-old Chicago native, whose first two projects were released on streaming services, talks to Lisa Robinson ahead of the Grammy Awards.
Source: Why Chance the Rapper Makes Music for Free (and How He Actually Makes Money) | Vanity Fair
The past week brought a slew of high-level financial filings from tech and music companies — from which we read the tea leaves.
Source: What Big Tech’s Quarterly Reports Say About The Future Of Music : The Record : NPR
Aretha Franklin intends to drastically reduce the frequency of her performances following the release of a new full-length in the fall. “I am retiring this year,” the singer told WDIV Local 4 in Detroit. “I will be recording, but this will be my last year in concert. This is it.”
Source: Aretha Franklin Announces Retirement, Final Album – Rolling Stone
The lineup of performers planned to appear at the third annual Hinterland Music Festival in St. Charles, Iowa had been confirmed.
Source: Hinterland Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup
Jimmy Iovine built a trailblazing label. Now he’s aiming for new heights as he forges a content plan for Apple Music.
Source: Jimmy Iovine Aims High for Apple Music With New Content plan | Variety
The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience brings an audiovisual feast to fans of the show. You’ll lose your head…but in a good way. Not literally. Sorry, Ned Stark.
Source: ‘Game of Thrones’ concert melds powerful music, giant LED screens – CNET
When iTheatrics, the world’s leading authority on musical theater for young people, says, ‘We wrote the book on music theater education,’ they mean it.
Source: iTheatrics Releases First-Ever Book on Building Musical Theater Programs for Young People
Overall, the biggest problem with people who call songwriters poets, is that in doing so you elevate the worth of a poet over the worth of a songwriter.
Source: Stop Comparing Lyrics To Poetry: You’re Selling Them Both Short – Baeble Music