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Universal Music Group’s Public Listing is the Rising Tide That Lifted (Most) Boats
How Will Clubhouse Face the Competition?
Audius Aims to Be the Web 3.0 Solution to Music Streaming
Why Genius Sold For Less Money Than It Raised
Why Motown Records Inked Joint Venture with NBA YoungBoy’s Never Broke Again Record Label
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith In Talks to Sell Westbrook Inc.
Jay Z and Fanatics Double Down on Sports Betting
How Drake Partnered With ESPN for “Certified Lover Boy”
The OutKast Edge
What’s Next for Kendrick Lamar and TDE After His Final Album with the Record Label?
Why LVMH is a Hip-Hop Company
Why DistroKid is Valued at $1.3 Billion
Def Jam’s Future is with New CEO Tunji Balogun
Aaliyah’s Music, Streaming, EMPIRE, and Posthumous Struggles
The Lox vs Dipset: How Verzuz Can Outlive the Quarantine
What to Expect from Travis Scott’s A24 Collaboration
Why NBA YoungBoy is the YouTube King
Rihanna Launches Fenty Eau de Parfum to Expand
Virgil Abloh Sells Off-White to LVMH
How Kanye West is Building ‘Donda’ in Public
“Do Things that Don’t Scale” in Hip-Hop
Will Songfinch become “Cameo for Songs”?
SpringHill Company is a Bet on the Creator Economy
Will 50 Cent’s ‘Unrapped’ Compete With Netflix’s Rhythm + Flow?
Drake’s Desire To Please Everyone With His Albums
How Hip-Hop Artists Can Support Black TikTokers
How Cash App’s Content Plan Will Accelerate Jack Dorsey’s Square – Twitter Flywheel
The Lo-Fi Hip-Hop Movement is Stronger Than Ever
Why Auto-Tune Was A Disruptive Technology
Jay Z and Damon Dash’s NFT Lawsuit, Explained
Snapchat’s New Partnership with Universal Music Group Expands Music Discovery
Inside Universal, Sony, and Warner’s Arms Race For Your Attention
Live Nation Opens New Venues As Concerts Come Back
Are Hip-Hop Catalogs Undervalued?
Saweetie’s Plan to Build a $900 Million Empire
ASAP Rocky’s Klarna Investment is a Call for More B2B Hip-Hop Partnerships
Drake’s ‘More Life’ cannabis now has Less Life
Streaming’s Microwave Era: Music’s Shelf Life is Shorter Than Ever
Takeaways from “The French Hip Hop Economy”
Why Award Shows Have Low Ratings (and How to Improve It)
NFTs Aren’t Going Anywhere, Especially for Artists
The Demand for Livestream Music Post-Pandemic
Hip Hop’s 50th Birthday and the Business Behind It
The Post-Pandemic Return for Live Music
J. Cole’s Album Rollout for The Off-Season
Nicki Minaj’s Sliding Door Moments
Billboard and Twitter Team Up for New Chart to Track Music Tweets
Cash Money Records’ Bittersweet Dominance
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