Marisa Fox

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Go Time: Sweat Equity

Go Time: Sweat Equity

"If you want to meet people in the music business, come to my class," says Heather Peggs, an A&R consultant at Lava Records and an instructor at SoulCycle in Los Angeles.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Billboard Cover Story

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Billboard Cover Story

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis aren't just making records, they're setting them: biggest-selling download of 2013, the first duo to send their first two singles to No. 1 on the Hot 100. And they've done it all their way -- letting the industry come to them, not the other way around.
The Billboard Cover Story - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Shot Callers

The Billboard Cover Story - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Shot Callers

ast fall, when their irrepressible hit "Thrift Shop" started to blaze up the charts and they were about to begin the tour for their first album, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had a dilemma: how to sell a $25 concert T-shirt for a song that talks about buying a whole wardrobe with "$20 in my pocket.""It didn't make much sense," says Wanz (aka Michael Wansley), whose Nate Dogg-like vocals anchor the

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