Award winning trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf stopped by our studios for a special edition of Smooth Jazz and chatted with Mia V. about what’s in store for his show at the Baalbeck Festival 2017, as well as the future of his music.
During my 2010 summer Music Business Internship at Sony Music South Africa, I was able to get a first hand look at what went on during the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup for which Sony was one of the main sponsoring partners. This article takes a look at what a music company partnership with a powerhouse such as FIFA really means – a great collaboration or just a lot of confusion for fans and consumers? Read more here
During a panel discussion at BMI Nashville TN in March 2010, Steven Day of Skaggs Family Records gave a talk about the state of the music industry and compared it to the 5 stages of grief. His tips about the future of music marketing were both thought provoking and highly insightful. Read the whole article here
Lady Gaga is considered on of the most powerful women in the music industry today, and that’s not just because of her outrageous outfits, huge stage presence or album sales – her skills as a successful business woman surpass many of her other talents as well. I investigate some of these in this article published in The Music Business Journal from Berklee College of Music published in February 2010. Read the article here
As my first blog post, I thought it would be fitting to start at the beginning since, this weekend, I’ve been forced to remember how I started singing due to the passing of the great Whitney Houston. I still vividly remember the days of my childhood as a three year old toddler singing “I Will Always Love You” with a hairbrush as my microphone, the perimeter of our pool as my stage, and my parents and grandparents as my faithful fans. Whitney filled the music industry with so much hope, talent, ambition and inspiration, I don’t think