Industry News

This industry moves faster than any one person can keep up with. Fortunately we have a team compiling all of the events for you in one easy to find spot here in the Industry News category of the Ledger Note Blog. Let us know if we miss anything or if you have something big to share.

The Music Modernization Act is One Step Closer to Paying Us Fair Streaming Royalties

Updated: Industry News

Music licensing laws have been screwed up for a long time now... on the order of decades. So many people get their flat fees when an album is recorded, pressed, and sold. The mixing, mastering, and recording engineers, the record executives, the marketing team, video directors and editors... even the roadies on tour are on […]

Post Malone's Plane to Make Emergency Landing

Updated: Industry News

Post Malone, the current king of the pop charts (more news on this below!), performed at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA's) last night before taking off on a private plane this morning for London where he was scheduled to perform again. One day after performing at the VMA's & breaking industry records, Post Malone […]

The Eagles Soar Past Michael Jackson's Thriller for Best-Selling Album

Updated: Industry News

It was only a few days ago when I mentioned once again that Michael Jackson's Thriller album was the best-selling album of all time. Things can change seemingly fast, but it was a long road for The Eagles before they finally usurped the King of Pop's number one spot. The Eagles Dethrone Thriller Today is […]

Childish Gambino Accused of Copyright Infringement in 'This is America'

Updated: Industry News

Life comes at you fast. And we all know what they say about Karma. Donald Glover, performing as Childish Gambino, vocalist on 'This is America' This is America's Success Childish Gambino experienced a tremendous success with his recent outrage-baiting single and music video entitled 'This is America,' in which he repeats a lot of nonsensical […]

Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize Makes History for Rappers

Updated: Industry News

History was made today as it was announced that Kendrick Lamar, an intellectual rapper from Compton, California who made his rise through the ranks a reality around 2014, won the first ever Pulitzer Prize awarded to a rapper. Kendrick's Pulitzer Prize As a matter of fact, he's the first musician to win that wasn't a […]

CD Baby celebrates 20th Birthday & $600 Million in Artist Payouts

Updated: Industry News

If you're like me, you probably remember the old days of uploading your songs to MySpace and Soundcloud.  It was cool to hit the charts and get a ton of plays, but there wasn't a readily available way of monetizing those plays.  The best you could do on these streaming sites was link people out […]