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”

How Live Nation/Ticket Master is Mentoring the Next Generation

When it comes to live entertainment venues, Live Nation and Ticket Master are the leading names in the game. Merged in 2010, Live Nation and Ticket Master are worldwide and well known. Continue reading “How Live Nation/Ticket Master is Mentoring the Next Generation”

Top Music Moments in 2017

Call it spontaneity or luck or just good, old-fashioned ingenuity, but when a music track hits the right chord with a moment in life, the result is pure magic. Such is the case with several music-related moments in 2017: when life met sound in perfect harmony. There were numerous examples to choose from, but we picked a few of our favorites to share with you. Continue reading “Top Music Moments in 2017”

Report Claims Major Labels are Paying Out $1.2BN a Year to Independent Artists

Long have prophecies of independent genocide by major record labels circulated throughout the music industry. A recent report from the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) may prove the opposite. The global market for independent music is actually growing. Despite a mass fear of monopolization and major label control, some $1.2 billion was attributed to independent labels in 2016, according to the WINTEL report. Continue reading “Report Claims Major Labels are Paying Out $1.2BN a Year to Independent Artists”

Why Microsoft Could Never Become a Force in the Music Industry

When Sean Gunn’s Kraglin gifts Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord a Microsoft Zune at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, everyone in the audience gets the joke.The now-defunct music player is synonymous with failure. It has replaced the Betamax as pop culture’s go-to punchline for the technologically illiterate. Continue reading “Why Microsoft Could Never Become a Force in the Music Industry”