Audius, a blockchain-based streaming and hosting protocol that its founders refer to as “Soundcloud on the blockchain,” has signed up six new advisors from various sectors of the music business following a recent $5.5 million series A funding round. Those advisors include Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels; Twitch co-founder Justin Kan;Continue Reading

Twenty One Pilots were formed in 2009 by high-school friends Tyler Joseph, Nick Thomas, and Chris Salih. The pop trio built an enormous regional following across Ohio and the Midwest, spurred on by constant energetic touring, shrewd use of interactive social media, and connecting with fans on a grassroots level.Continue Reading

Coming on the scene with stern club bangers and cold punch lines, Memphis-based rapper Young Dolph became a local hero via a series of mixtapes before breaking nationwide around 2014. Born Adolph Thornton, Jr. in Chicago, Dolph debuted in 2008 with the mixtape Paper Route Campaign. Subsequent releases like TheContinue Reading

During the 2010s, Russ Vitale — a rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer — emerged from the Atlanta-area underground with dozens of independent singles and albums, all of which were made freely available as downloads. Inspired by 50 Cent and Eminem, as well as the classic rock he absorbed as aContinue Reading