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.

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

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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

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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

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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 […]

The TheoryBoard Cracks Music Theory Wide Open

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I've spent countless nights laying in bed trying to dream up a brand new type of music instrument. It all seemed to be covered though.  We already vibrate wind, reeds, membranes, and strings.  No matter what kind of new percussion instrument you invent, it's still just another way to bang on something so it makes […]

SoundCloud Cuts Staff by 40% & Closes Two Offices

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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

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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 […]