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News, industry

Sep 1, 2014 10:30 AM

Lisa Occhino

The Top 10 Highest-Paid DJs in 2014

Maybe it's time to start learning how to scratch records, because DJs are raking it in these days.

Statista made an infographic of the highest-paid DJs in the world based on data from Forbes, and it's pretty insane. Calvin Harris is untouchable with earnings of $66 million, and David Guetta is the runner-up with $30 million. Even coming in at 10th place, deadmau5 is sitting pretty with $16 million this year. Not too shabby.

News, industry

Aug 22, 2014 10:30 AM

Lisa Occhino

How 'Digital Native' Music Consumers Are Different From Everyone Else [Infographic]

As Digital Immigrants – those of us who have experienced an analog world, and are constantly adjusting to new technologies as they pop up – the biggest source of our confusion and frustration about the way music is consumed today is likely due to the fact that we don't understand the mindset of Digital Natives – people who have only ever known ubiquitous connectivity and content.

Watch: Incubus' Manager on How to Build an Audience for Your Music

Steve Rennie giving advice in his CreativeLive course (via YouTube)

Steve Rennie, longtime manager of Incubus and a driving force behind the band's multi-platinum commercial success, offers sound advice for musicians in his new CreativeLive course entitled "Dream it, Do it: Breaking into the Music Industry."

Features, News, Digital & Tech, industry

Jul 18, 2014 09:30 AM

Lisa Occhino

This Graph Shows How Much Smartphones Have Taken Over Music Listening

So you knew smartphones have pretty much taken over everything – especially when it comes to music – but did you know exactly how much?

Information graphics designer Nicolas Rapp created this graph of the evolution of music listening to really put it all into perspective.

vinyl, News, industry, jack white

Jul 7, 2014 10:30 AM

Hugh McIntyre

How Jack White Has Changed the Vinyl Game

Photo by Jo McCaughey

In June 2014, Jack White secured another number one album, with his latest Lazaretto starting off in the top spot. The title is White’s ninth to reach the top ten, and his second to reach number one (the other being his first solo album Blunderbuss).

Lazaretto sold 138,000 copies, with 40,000 of those being vinyl. It is important to note how many from that total were records, as this marks the largest sales week in vinyl for any title since SoundScan began collecting data in 1991.