Can Major Labels Keep A&R Costs Under Control in Streaming Marketplace?
What happens when the money runs out? Yes, changes are coming to major label record deals.
DMX's "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" Is Funding Swizz Beatz' Art Collection 20 Years Later
How to Release a Project In the Streaming Era on a Minimal Budget
A guest editorial by independent singer-songwriter and producer Spree Wilson.
Vince Staples Loses Money on Tours to Increase Fan Experience
"It's like a push to the fans and stuff like that.
Future Estimates He Spends Between "2, 300 Thousand" a Month on Clothing
"It's crazy, I gotta stop."
Future on What Has Changed for Him Since 2011: "$80 Million Richer"
Future is richer, but he is also more mature.
How Artists Should Spend Their First Big Paycheck, According to Jimmy Iovine
"Get a studio."
Killer Mike Explains Why Rick Ross Is One of His Favorite Rappers
"Wow, he’s probably going to employ two hundred to two hundred and fifty people."
Tay Keith Recalls Making $150 for His First Beat Check
"I was happy as fuck!"
Usher Recalls Having His First Hit Record & Being "Broke as F*ck"
“It felt great.”
Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' Generates $3.3M in Opening-Week Song Revenue
The “F” is for grossing over three million dollars in one week.
Westside Gunn "Invests" $10k Into 'Hitler Wears Hermes 6' Artwork
“I’ve never been more focused and that’s scary.”
JAY-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop’s Highest Earners with $76.5 Million
JAY-Z is hip-hop’s 2018 cash king.
How G Herbo Blew His First $100k From Music in Four Months
"I bought a lot of clothes and a lot of lean, cars, guns and shit."
How Drake's "In My Feelings" Generated $543k Last Week
It’s Drake’s world and we’re just streaming in it.
"Long-Term Bags Only": Russ Shares Valuable Investment Advice
"For a genre that’s so infatuated with wealth, y’all be doing short-term shit…"
Royce da 5'9" Thinks About Dr. Dre's Financial Advice to Him Every Day
"He just kept saying it over and over again..."
By the Numbers: Drake’s Bottom Line is Fine Post Pusha-T Beef
There’s more than one way to win a rap beef in 2018.