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SXSW Festival Cancel Due To Coronavirus

Coronavirus cases in the US are still growing affecting more and more events as time goes on. Due to this music festivals are canceling due to health risks. SXSW and Ultra Music Festival are the most recent to cancel. Art and other festivals are also following suit to help reduce threats to event-goers.Continue Reading

How Bundling Albums Helped Boost Record Sales

Since the decline of physical sales of albums in favor of streaming music artists had to get creative to sell records. One of the ways was bundling albums along with merchandise. Even though it isn’t a new tactic, more artists adopted this method to help boost sales. As of late Travis Scott has been the most successful pushing artists to follow suit. In its first week, Astroworld earned a total of 537,000 equivalent album units, and of that sum, 270,000 were traditional album sales. The result of this helped him stay in the top 10 for the entire seventeen weeks the album was listed. Because of the success of this method, it became a normal practice for artists to offer bundles.Continue Reading

The Bad Contract: Meg Thee Stallion

It’s crazy to me that in 2020 artists are still allowing themselves to be caught up in bad contracts. During her Instagram live broadcast, Sunday Meg Thee Stallion revealed that she has fallen victim to a bad contract. In 2018 Meg signed to 1501 Certified Entertainment a Houston based label. According to her, she will be unable to release new music due to a disagreement with her contract. She accredited to not knowing exactly what was in her contract as the reason for the need to reconstruct it.Continue Reading