2016 in Review

New developments marked the US music business in 2016, There was welcome growth in recorded music sales driven by more streams and streaming services. Still,…

The Billboard Power 100

One could do worse than write a history of the business from the pages of Billboard’s Power 100 rankings. This year the venerable music industry…

The Muse of the Grammys

In a creative industry, what pattern of artistic influences increases the likelihood that an artist will produce innovative products? This research examines all major artists…