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Global music profits rose by 10.2 percent last year to $28.6 billion, as per information put out on Thursday. However, music companies are worried about sustaining growth during the era of streaming. The top performer globally was Taylor Swift, based on the yearly report by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, […]

Recently a Quebec arts foundation required the Francophone rap group Dead Obies to give back an $18,000 grant they’d been awarded to record their newest album. The problem? A word count determined that the group had stirred too much English into their distinctive multilingual lyrics, falling short of the rule that 70 percent of the […]

Artistic appreciation is a deeply subjective process, perhaps the most essentially personal thing that humans do. But are there some explanations for why we like what we do? Why, for instance, does a particular song get popular? Some of it has to do with the quality of the music—and by quality, I mean that there’s […]