Tag: music industry

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The Endless Fall of Suge Knight

His health failing and his business in tatters, the head of Death Row Records faces murder charges that could put him away for life.


Previously: Does a Sugar Bear Bite? (Lynn Hirschberg • New York Times Magazine • Jan 1996)
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The Song Machine

How a hit Rihanna single gets made.

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Daniel Ek’s Spotify: Music’s Last Best Hope

Is the streaming Swedish music service, now making its U.S. debut, the best shot the industry has at staying profitable and relevant?

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California Schemin’

How did a pair of young rappers from Scotland, laughed off the stage for their accents, land a deal with Sony and start partying with Madonna? They pretended to be American.