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The Walkman just turned 40 — here’s how listening to music has changed over the years

The nearly 150-year-old history of recorded music has taken us from the phonograph to the Walkman to the iPod and beyond.

When a fire destroyed a vault of song recordings 11 years ago, Universal Music Group went into crisis mode and downplayed what amounted to ‘the ...

Recordings from hundreds-of-thousands of artists — from Nirvana to Billie Holiday — were lost in a fire in 2008. Here's how UMG downplayed it.
Travis Scott is a modern rock star, according to one music executive.

A music executive at one of the world’s biggest talent agencies says hip hop is the new rock and roll, and Travis Scott is the new rock star

Brian Ahern, co-head of music at WME, told Business Insider the concept of a "rock star" has changed.
Dutch DJ Nick van de Wall is better known by his stage name Afrojack.

Grammy-winning DJ Afrojack says 10 years of working with celebrities like Pitbull and Nicki Minaj has taught him the most important trait for anyone i...

DJ Afrojack said that at even the highest levels of show business, everyone notices the celebrities who look down on people.
Dutch DJ Nick van de Wall is better known by his stage name Afrojack.

Grammy-winning DJ Afrojack explains how declining a credit on a song that went multiplatinum taught him the most important lesson of his career

Afrojack has become one of the world's most popular DJs. Now he's doubling down on his role as mentor to a new generation of talent.
Troy Carter.

Music industry mogul Troy Carter has managed Lady Gaga, held a top job at Spotify, and appeared on ‘Shark Tank’ — learn about his la...

He's one of the most fascinating names in music. Hear more about Troy Carter and his career and predictions for the music industry at IGNITION 2018.
Laidback Luke, Sunnery James, Hardwell, and Ryan Marciano.

DJs like Laidback Luke say their mental health is being damaged by the brutal pressures of the music industry

'Avicii was one in the making for years, [but] all of us pretty much ignored that,' Laidback Luke said. 'This shook us awake heavily.'

Grimes and Elon Musk seem to have reconnected — here’s what you need to know about the Canadian singer and producer who is spending time w...

The billionaire tech CEO Elon Musk and the pop star Grimes made their debut as a couple at the 2018 Met Gala. Meet the Canadian singer and producer who taught herself how to make music on GarageBand.

Musicians only got 12% of the $43 billion the music industry generated in 2017, and it mostly came from touring

Recording artists received just 12% of the $43 billion that the music industry generated in 2017, according to a Citigroup report. The proportion of the total music industry revenue artists are capturing has actually risen since 2000, when artists took home only a 7% share of the revenue.
Musician Imogen Heap arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Grammy Award-winning musician Imogen Heap is using ethereum and the Harry Potter musical to fund her blockchain project

Heap wants to create a blockchain-based app that will allow musicians to store all the information about their work in one place. Currently, no central repository exists for information like publishing rights, recording rights, and composition rights.