Artists just can’t seem to win these days. If a streaming service like Spotify isn’t pulling most of the profit from the songs, then chances are iTunes is doing the same exact thing, or maybe it’s Tidal, Apple Music, whatever. Or perhaps the artist is releasing music on Bandcamp where a total of 10 people, if […]
This past Monday was “Music’s Biggest Night”; hundreds of celebrities, actors and artists walked the red carpet and some of the biggest names in music today took to the stage at the 58th Annual Grammys. The awards show began and proceeded as it usually does, with a big opening performance followed by a string of […]
Hi everyone, before posting my final reflection on this class, I wanted to share with you guys a startup I recently became involved in and see what you guys think. ModilMe The idea of this company is to be able to monetize excess clothing and shoes by selling or lending to people in your local […]
Remember when buying and receiving iTunes gift cards was useful? Whether they were for stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts, $10 on an iTunes gift card could get you a whole album. However, those days are old news. These days, a majority of avid music listeners are subscribed to Spotify premium or loyal streamers on SoundCloud. […]
In this blog post, I am going to discuss the music industry and the platforms that are currently available to stream music (some of which I’m sure you are already familiar with) and how they encourage online social interaction amongst users. In this post, I will be discussing Spotify, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp and […]
What is a crowdsourced contest? Companies reach out to the general public to come up with a solution to one of their problems, come up with a new product, or otherwise help them in some way in exchange for a reward. For example, Lays’ Do Us a Flavor contest asks participants to submit new and creative chip flavors […]
Most experts agree that the iPhone is not the most technically superior smartphone in the market. In fact, several different phones are far superior to the iPhone in categories like screen resolution, battery life, and processing speeds. The Samsung Galaxy line of phones seem to be better across the board in terms of technical capabilities, and […]
Most college students have accounts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. The big four of social media definitely have a huge impact on my life, from getting party invites to catching up on current events. While I do get excited when my Instagram picture receives over 30 likes (Its hard out here for a guy with […]
Social media doesn’t get enough credit. Some people consider it a consider it a wasteland for millenials to post selfies on. Others believe it creates an environment that gives credit to those who don’t deserve it (for example, The Fat Jewish). Yes, certain outlets do prove these skeptics true, but as a whole, social media […]
Ten year ago, the storm would have been it. It would have come, the scene would have been shut down, and headliner Lorde would have just packed up and called it a night.
Daft Punk. Chris Martin. Nicki Minaj. Rihanna. Jack White. Usher. Madonna. Win Butler. Alicia Keyes. Beyonce. Kanye West. Jay Z. Drinking champagne, kissing hello on both cheeks, talking about starting a movement, claiming this yet to be named collaboration is “ego-less” (re-read previous 12 names), arguing that whatever ‘it’ is (still yet to be named) […]
Rapchat is a mobile app that allows you to send raps/freestyles to your friends, all with the click of a few buttons.
At the beginning of the semester I posted about how I was pretty good at keeping my personal social media accounts up to date and engaging with my friends; however, I wasn’t sure how capable I was at updating social media on a professional level. With what I know now, I can attest to how completely […]