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How Much Do Rappers Charge For Features?

How Much Do Rappers Charge For Features?

Famous rappers charge anywhere between $100K and $1 million for a feature. Their fee may vary depending on the number of verses and other factors. Unknown rappers can charge as little as $2K or less for a feature. However, not all features involving rappers (popular or unknown) are paid. Features are extremely ...

How Long Are Concerts?

How Long Are Concerts?

Concerts typically last anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours, with an intermission of 15 minutes in the middle of the concert. However, there are no hard rules when it comes to how long concerts last. A concert can be very short or long depending on various factors. However, when it comes to festivals, set times ...

Is Music Streaming Good for Artists?

Is Music Streaming Good for Artists?

Music streaming benefits artists because it provides them with an audience-building platform to promote and earn from their work. On the other hand, it hurts musicians due to its questionable division of payments, negative creative pressures, and biased algorithms. There's no denying that streaming changed the ...

What’s the Average Length of a Song? (2022)

What’s the Average Length of a Song? (2022)

The average length of a song can change over time, but the most recent Billboard Hot 100 data suggests that popular songs are, on average, 3 minutes and 30 seconds long. The average length of a song increased by more than 100 seconds between 1950 and 1990 but has decreased by 20 seconds since 2014. It's virtually ...

How Long Does It Take To Make An Album?

How Long Does It Take To Make An Album?

In extremis, making an album can take anywhere between 24 hours and more than a decade. On average, though, albums take anywhere between one and six months to complete (as far as the music is concerned). The whole process of releasing an album is more demanding and usually takes one to three years. There's an old ...

What Does a Ghost Producer Do?

What Does a Ghost Producer Do?

Ghost producers create music for other artists without being credited for the final product. Ghost producers can collaborate with artists in many ways: they can create entire tracks, contribute with just a few corrections, or sing and play instruments without being credited for their performance. The concept of a ...

Do People Still Buy CDs?

Do People Still Buy CDs?

People still buy CDs, and the format is on the rise for the first time since the start of the millennium. While CDs are far from being the fastest-growing format of recorded music today (that title belongs to vinyl), many music collectors still buy CDs and there are plenty of new CD releases out. In many ways, CDs ...

What’s Happened to Music? (10 Reasons Why Music Sucks)

What’s Happened to Music? (10 Reasons Why Music Sucks)

The constraints of technology, the unpopularity of the album format, shorter attention spans, a saturated music market, and the disappearance of the local music scenes are among the main reasons why so many people believe music sucks nowadays. There's good music coming out every month. So, why do most songs people ...

The 10 Most Streamed Songs on Spotify (2022)

The 10 Most Streamed Songs on Spotify (2022)

Since its inception in 2006, Spotify has become the most popular music streaming platform in the world. It became the lifeblood of the music industry and quickly surpassed its competitors. This is largely due to its massive catalog of songs and easy-to-use interface. As of 2022, Spotify has over 400 million active ...

11 Types Of Deals In The Music Industry

11 Types Of Deals In The Music Industry

You have completed a great song, you have a masterpiece album in the bag, or you're a member of one of the most talented bands around. But now what? Navigating the ins and outs of the music industry is nothing like making music. So, what are the options for artists looking to release their songs? In this article, ...

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