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.

SoundCloud Cuts Staff by 40% & Closes Two Offices

Thursday - Jul 6, 2017 Industry News

SoundCloud has had an interesting run thus far from a business stand point.  The company now reaches an estimated 175 million listeners and contributors, including amateur musicians and established major label pop stars. In January of this year, the company reported the risk of needing to raise more funding.  This means they'd have to give […]

Weird Al Earns a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Friday - Jun 23, 2017 Industry News

Weird Al has been on the scene longer than most people reading this have likely been alive.  He was basically an elite YouTube star before the internet was even around, creating a popular culture persona through the interconnected mediums available at the time, such as syndicated radio, public broadcast television, cassette tapes, and ultimately television, the […]

Kollab - Music Collaboration Made Easy

Monday - Mar 6, 2017 Industry News

Artists and musicians recording their tracks from home have got more resources on hand than ever before.  Recently, I discovered a new website called Kollab that will definitely be of interest to any of our readers looking to find musicians and producers to help finish their tracks. Collaboration is the name of the game for […]

Start a Record Label with Ease: Record Label in a Box

Thursday - Nov 17, 2016 Industry News

Setting up and running a record label is a dream venture for many budding music entrepreneurs. Any of us who've had experience with the major label industry knows things are not always what they seem.  From being locked into crazy contracts, ripped off, and being censored "guided" on how to express our art, it tends […]

Top 10 Richest Musicians in the World

Friday - Feb 12, 2016 Industry News

With the past year having wrapped up, it's always fun to see if the list of top 10 most wealthy musicians has changed or completely shifted. This is an interesting concept, because it proves two things to upcoming and ambitious musicians: It is possible to build immense amounts of money as a music artist! It […]

DMG Audio Releases 'Limitless' - Mastering Limiter

Wednesday - Jan 27, 2016 Industry News

There's a lot of fear mongering out there. Sure, build your own studio and acoustic treatment.  Sure, track your own recordings.  Sure, mix them yourself.  But don't you dare try to master your songs!  You'll ruin them.  Only professionals can do this right. Sure... I agree to an extent, except I'd say that while professionals […]