Best Selling Artists of 2017

Best Selling Artists of 2017
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), an organization that represents record companies around the world, has conclusively named the best-selling recording artists of 2017. For the past five years, they have presented the IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award to the year’s most successful artist, based on digital and physical sales.

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Leaders Need to Be the Example

Joshua Gruss- Leaders Need to Be the Example
Between social media, #metoo, and all the various corporate crises that have hit the airwaves in the last couple of years, transparency in the business has become tantamount. The need for leaders who lead by example will only increase with time. But example is about more than looking good in public choices that are made.

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5 Awesome Music Gadgets at NAMM 2018

The annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show is described by its organizers as “the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products industry”. NAMM is where all the latest musical instruments and gadgets make their debut, and there are some real stunners every year. NAMM 2018 was no different. Check out these 5 awesome music gadgets that were introduced at this year’s show. Continue reading “5 Awesome Music Gadgets at NAMM 2018”

Lady Gaga & Pink Added To Grammy Awards Lineup

Lady Gaga and Pink are set to perform at the 60th anniversary special for the Grammy Awards. The two performers join Childish Gambino and Little Big Town as the first announced acts on the show. Renowned Broadway icon Patti LuPone will also perform on the show, reprising her role in “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.” Continue reading “Lady Gaga & Pink Added To Grammy Awards Lineup”

Top Songs of 2017 by Joshua Gruss

  1. Shape of You- Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran, UK singer-songwriter, has been recording music since 2004. As his popularity in Europe grew, he found opportunities with One Direction and Taylor Swift, eventually securing his place in the US charts. “Shape of You”, released in early 2017, became one of the top songs of 2017, with its upbeat pop rhythm and acoustics. Continue reading “Top Songs of 2017 by Joshua Gruss”

Good Times for Spotify, Uncertain Times for Apple Music

As part of its continued efforts to diversify, Apple has put a lot of money and power into trying to grow its Apple Music streaming service. In fact, the company even took the unexpected step of hiring legendary music-industry veteran Jimmy Iovine to head its latest enterprise following Apple’s purchase of Beats for $3 billion back in 2014. However, recent news suggests that the move of hiring Iovine hasn’t worked out quite as well as Apple would have hoped after it was reported that Iovine will be leaving his post at Apple Music as soon as his stock options have vested. Continue reading “Good Times for Spotify, Uncertain Times for Apple Music”

5 Best Headphones for Listening to Music

In recent years, the market for quality headphones has expanded to great new heights. With so many options available, avid music listeners can invest in headphones tailored to their specific wants and needs. These are the five best headphones for listening to music. Continue reading “5 Best Headphones for Listening to Music”

How to Decide What Instrument to Play

If you find yourself toe-tapping and humming along to the music on the radio, Saturday night at a club with a live band, or buying tickets to orchestra shows frequently, you might want to consider learning to play instead of always being in the audience. The sheer number of different musical instruments available may leave you confused and unsure about how to decide what instrument to play. Explore why you want to learn and what feels like a natural fit to start down the road to a musical future. Continue reading “How to Decide What Instrument to Play”