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From Making Hit Songs To Publishing Changes, 4 Stories On The Business Of Music

Posted by John on July 6th, 2011

National Public Radio does an excellent job of archiving all of the NPR stories, features and interviews. Here are four worthwhile stories we’ve heard related to the music business. Whether you’re in the music business, play music in your business, or just a music fan, take a few minutes to read and/or listen. We prefer listening; after all, we’re in the audio business!

How Much Does It Cost To Make A Hit Song?
Getting a song on the pop charts takes big money. The cost of writing camp, plus fees for the songwriter, producer, vocal producer and the mix comes to… (read/listen to the story to find out how much).

EMI Music Dumps ASCAP Publishing
The music business has undergone drastic changes during the Internet era, but until recently, one thing that hadn’t changed was the role of ASCAP publishing. But as broadcasting moves online, ASCAP’s future may be uncertain.

The New Wave Of Cartoon Bands
Cartoon bands for kids are nothing new, but Japanese anime has taken them to slick, sophisticated new levels – and created adult demand for them.

Music Software Predicts The Hits
Hits have certain common patterns of rhythm, harmony, chord progression, length and lyrics. This software uses a series of algorithms to look at what’s the potential of a song to be sticky with a listener.

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