Malia James

Bassist and Music Video Director Malia James on Staying Inspired

As a director she's worked with Troye Sivan, Halsey, and Hailee Steinfeld, but Malia started off her career as a bassist for the Dum Dum Girls, and those experiences on the road (and beyond) continue to fuel her vision for other artists.

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Creating a Perfect Soundtrack: Here’s What Music Supervisors Are Looking For

Getting your songs placed comes down to writing the right song and getting it to the right ears, but it's also absolutely crucial to have your business in order so you don't miss any opportunities.

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Bri Steves

Being a Student of the Game Is Bri Steves’ Secret to Success

The rapper’s seemingly overnight ascension had nothing to do with luck.

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It’s here: Your 2018 Artist Wrapped

Find out who’s been listening to your music, where, and when.

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Leonard Cohen and Adam Cohen

Producing My Father’s Requiem - Adam Cohen’s Oral History of “You Want It Darker”

In his final months Leonard Cohen was battling cancer and spinal injuries and yet he still managed to create one of the most acclaimed LPs in his catalog. This is the inside story of how, with the help of his son, it all came together.

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Talk the Talk: Music Terms, A Glossary

Understanding the language of the industry is key to a viable career and this week we’re spotlighting the lingo around the business of distribution.

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How to Make Merch Your Fans Will Buy and Love

At our recent Co.Lab event in LA we corralled industry experts to discuss merch from every angle. After all, it’s an essential extension of your art—and your revenue.

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Shaw Walters, at Co.Lab: Revenue Streams

Incorporating Virtual and Augmented Reality into Your Release Strategy

Shaw Walters, CTO of production company Tin Drum, on why pushing technical boundaries when it comes to presenting your music is a no-brainer.

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Are You Really Tour Ready?

A successful tour is much more than routing—it involves a ton of smart planning. Here are some pointers so you make the right moves before you load up the van.

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Mary J. Blige

The Business of Being Ms. Mary J. Blige

The boundary-smashing singer on training like an athlete and selecting the right collaborators—both creatively and strategically.

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