Singles Club: Vince Staples makes a splash with 'Big Fish'

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, a selection our writers work their way through the new music the week gone by. This week, One Direction’s Liam Payne goes hip-hop with ‘Strip That Down’, which features Migos main man Quavo, a writing credit from Ed Sheeran and a beat suspiciously similar to YG’s ‘Why You Always […]

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Electronic pioneer Morton Subotnick subject of new documentary Subotnick

A reissue his classic Silver Apples Of The Moon is in the works. Legendary electronic composer Morton Subotnick will be the subject a new biographical documentary in celebration the 50th anniversary his landmark debut Silver Apples Of The Moon. Titled Subotnick, the film follows the 84-year-old composer for multiple performances, ten capturing his surprise at […]

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'Bankrupt' Pemberton Music Festival Faces Fraud Accusations

Pemberton Music Festival organizers and Huka Entertainment may not escape their financial obligations just by filing bankruptcy. Last week, concertgoers who had purchased tickets to the Pemberton Music Festival got terrible news.  Not only was the event suddenly cancelled, but ticketholders couldn’t receive refunds.  Fans who wanted refunds were asked to fill out a form […]

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What Does An Artist Manager Do and How To Get One

On Sunday, June 4th Andrew Leib ( Red Light Management) and I are hosting a day-long workshop called What Does a Manager Do and How To Get One. Grab Tickets here. I will be interviewing 6 top-level managers, one on one, to discuss what they do on a daily basis, what they look for in […]

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Exclusive Report: Spotify Artist Payments Are Declining In 2017, Data Shows

As Spotify’s revenue goes up, artist per-stream and revenue payouts are going way, way down.  And here’s the data to prove it. Two years ago, in a funding round, investors valued Spotify at $8 billion.  In the latest round, investors pushed that number above $13 billion.  Sounds like some serious growth.  Yet investors can’t ignore […]

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