Category Archives: Hate It or Love It

Hate It or Love It | Do Long Hiatuses Help or Hurt Musicians?

BY DAN GARCIA / VIKASH DASS

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

For our Hate It or Love It series we take a current hot topic in music news that polarizes reasonable minds in the music and entertainment world, and we have one of our writers advocate for one side of the argument and have another one of our writers advocate for the other side (trying our best to always stay fair and balanced). One debatable topic in music has resurfaced with today’s release of Rick Ross’ Hood Billionaire album, Ross’ second album release in 2014. While artists like Ross do not let long periods pass before releasing new projects, other artists take noticeable hiatuses between releases, but which model is better for the musician?

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Hate It or Love It | Taylor Swift’s Decision To Pull Her Music Off Spotify

BY DAN GARCIA / HOPE GARTNER

Hate It or Love It

For our Hate It or Love It series we take a current hot topic in music news that polarizes reasonable minds in the music and entertainment world, and we have one of our writers advocate for one side of the argument and have another one of our writers advocate for the other side (trying our best to always stay fair and balanced). One of the biggest topics in music news this past month is Taylor Swift’s decision to pull her music off the popular streaming service Spotify.  While Swift issued an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal stating “Music is art” that should be paid for, Spotify’s CEO agreed, but noted that they have paid artists over $2 billion dollars in royalties.

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