Questions tagged [music-business]

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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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Why is it so hard to identify Library music?

When a media production joins a music to their project, they sometimes use library music for economic reasons. For some reason, composers and performing artists stay anonymous and it is very hard to ...
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Why are there so many “featurings” in released singles nowadays?

My references are Bilboard and Wikipedia. I was counting how many singles with a "featuring" ranked top 100 in charts last years. The trend starts increasing in the late-90s/early-2000s and reached ...