BTB is taking a break from posting for the 4th of July weekend. In lieu of an article, enjoy Ray Charles’ rendition of “America the Beautiful”. It is my favorite version of one of my favorite songs. Happy 4th!
On June 19, Break the Business wrote a post talking about politicians using artists’ music in their campaigns. If you want to save yourself a click, here’s the short version: 1. For years, presidential candidates like Mitt Romney, John McCain, and (most recently) Donald Trump have incorporated popular songs in their campaigns (such as during campaign […]
Best of luck to all of my fellow JDers who are about to fight the bar exam monster in about a month. Try not to get stressed as the big day approaches. If you study hard and dedicate yourself to your exam preparation, you will most likely pass. After all, if state passage rates serve as any […]
According to court documents obtained by Eriq Gardner of The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Recordings is suing Sony Music, claiming that Sony’s equity stake in Spotify has caused the major label to shortchange its artists. 19 Recordings, who represents American Idol artists such as Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, alleges in an unsealed amended complaint that […]
Periodically, the Break the Business team will shine a spotlight on indie artist-entrepreneurs who are not only making awesome music, but are also running their careers in effective and creative ways. Jonathan Mann is the most prolific artist in the music business. That can be said without reservation or hesitation. Whoever is in second, […]
I saw Pixar’s Inside Out over the weekend. It was marvelous, as is everything Pixar does that isn’t a blatant toy-selling ploy to keep its Disney masters happy (“Ok, Pixar, you can make your artsy robot-cleans-garbage movie. But in exchange you have to phone in a Cars sequel so we can move some merch.”). But as great as […]