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Are there any streaming options available for old episodes of VH1's "Behind The Music", "Legends", or "Storytellers" series?

I'm interested in revisiting several episodes of all three series that I recall fondly from my teenage years? I've checked all of the streaming services I'm aware of as well as two video-streaming ...
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What is the role of a distribution company?

What is the role of a distribution company? My question is specifically, do they make sure you get radio-plays and that your song actually reaches the people... If not who's work is that? Who makes ...
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Does it follow industry practice to use the term "mix" to refer to a different version of a song?

I am wondering if you could confirm with me if what I'm doing is correct: I wrote a song, Gotta Have You, and I'm planning on releasing it next month as my debut single. I will have 4 other versions ...
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Why do artists not release backing tracks, instrumentals, and acapellas in their singles?

Currently, artists just release singles with 1 track - the song. For example, Ariana Grande's single "Focus" has 1 track: Focus But wouldn't it be better to release additional tracks as well, like ...
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How did music propagate before recordings?

In today's world one can listen to any piece of music from anywhere pretty much at the click of a button and we have radio and other methods to hear music we are not familiar with. However this was ...
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Royalty reducers and ways in which record labels screw artists

Newbie here. I am looking to know how many ways can and do record labels screw artists ? One way which I came to know is making an artist contracted exclusively to a record label for which he is ...
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Was "All for you" by Imagine Dragons ever released?

The movie Transformers: Age of Extinction (which, as a side note, is very bad) features two songs by Imagine Dragons: "Battle Cry" and "All for you". The first one was released on the OST and as a ...