With Spotify's influence on the music industry solidifying by the day, the question of ownership and the viability of selling albums has come increasingly under the spotlight, an issue addressed at a SXSW Music panel Friday morning called "Selling Albums in a Non-Spotify World: Non-Traditional Strategies."
One of the hottest rappers in hip-hop -- or the hottest, if you follow MTV lists -- sat down for a one-on-one Q&A with Rap Radar's Elliott Wilson Thursday to talk about the success of his major label debut good kid, M.A.A.D. City, his team at Top Dawg Entertainment, and the difficulties of navigating the complex world of the music industry.
SXSW Music kicked off Tuesday afternoon with a case study on one of the biggest and most enduring stories of the past twelve months: Tupac's "appearance" at last year's Coachella festival, colloquially referred to as "Holopac."
At New York University’s Tishman Auditorium on Thursday night, a packed lecture hall greeted Sony Music chief creative officer Clive Davis with a standing ovation at his first public appearance since the Tuesday release of his autobiography, "The Soundtrack of My Life."
By the time Clive Davis' interview with Katie Couric aired on 'Katie' this afternoon (3 pm EST), the big bombshell had already been dropped: Clive Davis came out as bisexual. During the hour-long broadcast he also discussed Whitney Houston and Janis Joplin, while Couric brought out surpise guest Usher.