Browsing Archives of Author »Wendy Day«

11 Things Artists Need to Know to Break in the Music Business

February 26, 2020


Entrepreneur and author Wendy Day breaks down 11 things artists need to know to get started in the music business. Wendy Day, Feb 17, 2020Reprinted from Photo Credit: S_K_ The music industry can be a lot of fun. If you do it right, you can achieve the dream of fame. However, there are also […]

On The Road With Pigface: Tour Management Students Take The Ride Of Their Lives

January 27, 2020


In this piece, rap music industry veteran Wendy Day recounts her experience taking eleven music business students on a sixteen day, sixteen city tour with industrial rock supergroup Pigface. Guest post by Wendy Day, Founder of Rap Coalition, PowerMoves, Artist-Centric, and SlavesNoMore After 27 years working in the rap music business, it’s hard to find […]

Hip-Hop Business Expert Wendy Day Launches ‘20/20 Vision’ Daily Video Series

January 10, 2020


Wendy Day, an entrepreneur, author, and artist manager with nearly three decades of experience in the music industry, is kicking off the 2020s with 31 days of valuable music business advice for hip-hop artists. On January 1, Wendy posted the first episode of “20/20 Vision,” a video series consisting of one post per day that […]

Top Business Books Of The Decade (2010 To 2019)

December 24, 2019


With the decade coming to close, Wendy Day shares a list of some of the best, most instructive, business – and music business – books to come out of the past ten years. —- Guest post at by Wendy Day, Founder of Rap Coalition, PowerMoves, Artist-Centric, and SlavesNoMore I read a lot. When I’m […]

Lil Nas X Lessons

September 13, 2019


By, Bob Lefsetz EMBRACE NEW PLATFORMS The younger generation is online all the time…how else will they connect with their peers? And the younger generation is all about new platforms. Oldsters are on Facebook, you can’t find anybody under twenty who uses that platform. So take the temperature of the younger set, see where they […]

Ed Sheeran Gets 70 Million Monthly Listeners on Spotify Thanks To 800+ Playlists

July 19, 2019


By, Wendy Day (@RapCoalition on IG) On July 12th, Ed Sheeran dropped a collaboration album with a variety of established artists such as Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, PnB Rock, Bruno Mars, Chris Stapleton, Camila Cabello, Khalid, Stomzy, Yebba, Young Thug, Cardi B, Travis Scott, Eminem, 50 Cent, H.E.R., A Boogie, Skrillex, Ella Mai, and […]

How to Turn a $147 Song into a $79 million Tour (Or: How Songwriters Are Getting Stiffed On Live Music Royalties)

July 13, 2019


The following op/ed comes from Los Angeles-based Chris Dampier, Head of Publishing at TuneCore, where he oversees both publishing and sync for the company. Dampier previously worked at BMI, where he was Director, Creative: Film, TV and Visual Media. He has also held positions as head of licensing at CMH Records, Inc, and Universal Music […]

Hedge Fund’s Route to 30% Fees: Cash Advances to Hip-Hop Artists

April 2, 2019


Miles Weiss ::April 2, 2019, 6:00 AM EDT :: Bloomberg News Stephen Marley comes from music royalty. Sean Garrett has written and produced smash hits for Beyoncé, Usher and Ciara. Even so, when they and hundreds of lesser-known names in the world of hip-hop and rap needed cash, one Wall Street figure emerged as an […]

Streaming Income (2019)

February 24, 2019


Here’s the most recent, and accurate, data that I’ve seen on streaming income: While I hear many artists, musicians, and rappers complain about the low pay out for streaming, I have seen many smaller regional artists make $20,000+ in streaming income (but it takes marketing and promotions money plus hard work). They are doing […]

The State Of Stardom

January 29, 2019


By, Bob Lefsetz Everybody does not know your name. No one is as big as they used to be in the pre-internet era. No one reaches everybody, no one is known by everybody, never have individual stars meant less. Platforms are the stars, from Spotify to Facebook to Amazon. You can be famous and broke. […]