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Past articles by Dan:

Afrobeats Fresh Picks of the Month: Asake, Bloody Civilian, Amaarae, Ckay, Zinoleesky & More

Listen to 10 new must-hear songs from African artists Amaarae, Bloody Civilian, Asake, Ckay, Fireboy DML, Zinoleesky and more. → Read More

How Noah Kahan’s ‘Stick Season’ Zoomed From 100 to 3 on the Billboard 200 in a Week

With Noah Kahan's eight-month-old album 'Stick Season' zooming to No. 3 on the Billboard 200, Mercury Records GM Ben Adelson is Executive of the Week. → Read More

Sony Music Creates New EVP of AI Position, Hires BPI’s Geoff Taylor

It’s believed to be the first executive-level AI-specific role at any of the majors. → Read More

Tina Davis Named President of EMPIRE

The accomplished A&R executive first joined the company in 2018 and will continue to oversee its A&R efforts across genres. → Read More

How Trusting Jelly Roll Was Key to the Cross-Genre Success of ‘Whitsitt Chapel’

“We wanted to support him and his creativity. It turned out to be not only the right thing artistically but the right thing commercially,” says Jon Loba. → Read More

Digital Music Companies Band Together to Combat Streaming Fraud With New Task Force

A coalition of digital distributors, along with Spotify and Amazon Music, have launched Music Fights Fraud to attempt to eradicate the issue. → Read More

Halsey Signs With Columbia Records

The singer parted ways with previous label Capitol Records in April. → Read More

ADA Worldwide President Cat Kreidich on the ‘Reinvention’ of Warner’s Distribution Company

ADA Worldwide president Cat Kreidich discusses the music distribution company's "reinvention" -- and how she's helped set it on course for the future. → Read More

Nile Rodgers Tapped for Spatial Audio Role With Apple Music

As artist in residence, the iconic artist and songwriter will participate in a series of events in London, Los Angeles and New York in the coming months. → Read More

Billboard’s 2023 Indie Power Players Revealed

Across every genre, these are the executives at labels and distributors driving the growing success of the independent music industry. → Read More

How Lil Durk Reached a Career-Best Week With ‘Almost Healed’

“The music industry is very difficult and the most important thing is to stay ahead of the curve,” says Grade A Productions partner Peter Jideonwo. → Read More

Music Financing Startup Duetti Is Trying to Make It Easier for Indie Artists to Sell Their Catalogs

“We’re not some financial firm that sits back and is waiting for the income to come in, we’re very active in management,” says co-founder Lior Tibon. → Read More

Morgan Wallen’s One Night Tour Is Breaking New Ground for Country Music

“If there’s a silver lining to having gone through what we did as an industry with the pandemic, it’s that it’s helped prepare us all for the most unexpected scenarios,” says Austin Neal. → Read More

Afrobeats Fresh Picks of the Month: Tyla x Ayra Starr, Teni, Kwesi Arthur, Kizz Daniel & More

Listen to 10 new must-hear songs by African artists like Teni, Nonso Amadi, King Promise, Kwesi Arthur and Kizz Daniel, all released within the past month. → Read More

How Miguel’s ‘Sure Thing’ Topped Pop Airplay — 12 Years After Its First Chart Run

“I expect most singles to be accompanied by a sped-up version at some point in their life cycle,” says RCA senior vp of digital marketing Tarek Al-Hamdouni. → Read More

How Phonk, Vin Diesel & Against-the-Grain Thinking Kicked the ‘Fast X’ Soundtrack Into a Higher Gear

“The idea was really to give fans a menu of options to choose from,” says APG senior vp of marketing and brands Corey Calder. → Read More

How Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ With Selena Gomez Slow-Burned Its Way to the Top of the Pop Airplay Chart

Here's how Rema and Selena Gomez's "Calm Down" climbed to the top of Billboard's pop radio chart and hit No. 5 on the Hot 100. → Read More

From the Bay Area to Africa, How EMPIRE Became A Global Force

The San Francisco-based company has become a power player that shapes how major competitors do business. Now, it wants to replicate its success on a global scale — without losing its identity. → Read More

Former Tidal, Apple Execs Launch Music Financing Firm for Indie Artists With $32M in Funding

Lior Tibon and Christopher Nolte’s new venture will provide funding in exchange for catalogs, individual tracks or parts of tracks. → Read More

Music Streams, Sales in the U.S.: Weekly Totals for April 20, 2023

Music streams and sales in the U.S. overall decreased by .5% for the weekly total of April 20, 2023, according to Luminate. → Read More