How Do Spotify’s 2024 Changes in Royalty Rates Affect Independent Artists?

How Do Spotify’s 2024 Changes in Royalty Rates Affect Independent Artists?

Time for some more royalty payment news! Most independent musicians releasing music today understand that the music industry itself is fundamentally flawed in its use of archaic business practices in today’s digital age. We agree to the industry’s terms and conditions every time that we release new music on streaming platforms.  With Spotify’s proposed changes…

Who Writes Taylor Swift Songs? With Examples

Who Writes Taylor Swift Songs? With Examples

With an illustrious career spanning a prolific 10 albums (not including 4 re-recorded versions), Taylor Swift has traversed genres, often donning a certain style with each album. Considering just how many hits she has, it’s a common wonder whether she’s had any help writing her songs.  Like the majority of pop artists, Taylor has indeed…

What Does Explicit Content Mean In Music?

What Does Explicit Content Mean In Music?

You may have noticed how some music has been marked “explicit,” and the reasons are even obvious. But the standard can seem nebulous at times, with relatively innocuous-sounding music being marked “explicit,” and far more suggestive music not being marked explicit at times. So, what does explicit content mean in music? When is music considered…

Does BTS Use Autotune?

Does BTS Use Autotune?

BTS is a popular K-pop and hip-hop boy band from Korea that has mass appeal worldwide due to the band’s catchy, trendy hits. But some people wonder, does BTS use autotune? Yes, BTS uses autotune, and we’ll take a closer look at why BTS uses autotune, as well as give some examples of their autotuned…

What Is Holiday Music? With 9 Top Examples & History

What Is Holiday Music? With 9 Top Examples & History

If you’ve just heard the term ’holiday music’, you may understandably feel it’s music that related to any holiday. For example, “Monster Mash” or “Flying Purple People Eater” around Halloween, or patriotic songs like “America the Beautiful” or “God Bless the USA” around Independence Day. Although there are songs for other holidays, people generally think…

What Is Funk Music? With 7 Top Examples & History

What Is Funk Music? With 7 Top Examples & History

Over the years, the music industry has evolved significantly, with more genres and subgenres taking root and flourishing globally. The 1960s and 70s are some of the notable decades that inspired modern-day songs. Funk Music, a genre of African American origin, emerged in the 1960s and became popular in the 1970s and ’80s. But what…