The Tale of Apple’s 69¢ Songs

iTunes has recently given independent artists and others the choice of selling singles for 69¢. Prior to this, and since variable pricing was introduced close…

The Hit that Broke the Mold

On December 12, 2013, Beyoncé released her fifth studio album exclusively on iTunes without any radio promotion, roadside billboards, or viral campaigning. By the end…

Twitter #Music

  Since being founded in March 2006, no social media outlet has done more to connect artists and fans than Twitter. The 140-character tweets have…

Modernizing the Hot 100

In February of 2013, Billboard and Nielsen made another modification to the “Billboard Hot 100” chart, the official singles chart in the United States.  The…

Music Meets Football

The Super Bowl is a TV extravaganza that has a special place in American life.  Viewers tune in regardless of the fortunes of their football…