7 Ways to Snag Tourist Dollars and Keep Locals Happy at the Same Time

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Image credit:Lauren Sivan How does South Beach’s storied nightlife continue to cultivate hard-to-please locals while still snagging the economy-driving tourists? I traveled to the tan-line capital of the world to find out. Photo: Lauren Sivan 1. Build it for locals and the tourists will come  What Sweet Liberty (dubbed one of the best new bars in America in 2016 by Playboy) lacks in proximity to the beach it more than makes up for with creativity. The joint offers everything from everything from 75-cent blue point…

5 Out of This World Songs That Inspire Elon Musk

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Image credit:Getty Images | Bloomberg Billionaire rocket man Elon Musk says starting a company is like “eating glass and staring into the abyss.” “It’s very difficult to start companies and quite painful,” Musk once told a group of students visiting SpaceX. Being an entrepreneur whose life goal is to save the human race and rocket it to Mars sounds painful indeed. “It’s not going to optimize your leisure time.” No,…

Music Streaming Now Bringing in Some Cash

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Image credit:Shutterstock The music industry is in the midst of a moderate rebound thanks to streaming. For the first time since 1999, the U.S. music industry could grow over a two-year period, according to data provided to Bloomberg by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The industry's revenue grew to $3.4 billion in the first half of 2016, topping revenue for the first half of 2015 by 8.1 percent. If all…

From Steven Tyler to Steve Wozniak: The Woman Rocking ‘The Silicon Valley of The North’

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Image credit:Rebecca (Lambrecht) Warfield Warning to residents of the Waterloo region of Ontario: for the next four days, things are going to get really loud. The inaugural FUZEnation technology and music summit has kicked off, bringing together visionary business leaders, tech innovators and the most forward-thinking artists in music. On the eve of opening day, I spoke with co-founder Rebecca (Lambrecht) Warfield about the festival and what attendees can expect. Beacher: In a nutshell, what is FUZEnation?…

Amazon Challenges Apple and Spotify With New Music Streaming Service

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Amazon.com Inc. on Wednesday launched a full-fledged music streaming service with subscriptions as low as $3.99 per month for owners of its Amazon Echo speaker, accelerating the industry trend toward more flexible pricing after years of sticking to $9.99 subscriptions. The new streaming service, called "Amazon Music Unlimited," lets users access a vast catalog of songs on demand, similar to Spotify and Apple Music. Subscriptions to play music on the Echo…

10 Invigorating Songs for a More Productive Morning

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Image credit:Getty Images | Tara Moore Mornings, for many, are a tough time to feel motivated. The temptation to hit the snooze button and get more zzz's is strong, especially if you haven’t logged enough shut-eye. Sometimes a stiff cup of coffee does the trick. Other times, when you just can’t shake the sleep off, a different wake-up call is called for. The right music can work just as well…

9 Takeaways for Entrepreneurs From Bruce Springsteen’s Autobiography

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“I’m glad I’ve been handsomely paid for my efforts but I truly would’ve done it for free,” rocker Bruce Springsteen writes in his critically acclaimed new memoir and bestseller Born to Run. Springsteen, one of rock’s brightest stars for 41 years (and still going strong), is obviously referring here to his love of the music he and his E Street Band have provided fans worldwide for decades: Born to Run, The River,…

YouTube and Elton John Want Your Creative Vision

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Image credit:Elton John When you've been in the business for a long time, why not pay it forward? 2017 marks 50 years that Elton John and his writing partner, Bernie Taupin, have worked together — a collaboration that's led to Grammy Awards, millions of albums sold and a place in the Songwriting Hall of Fame. Related: This Elon Musk Heavy Metal Music Video Will Rock You Into the Future Three…