Luxurious Exchange

Reselling Expensive Taste An unlikely friendship between luxury and secondhand thrifting has emerged. Research Within the Industry Before the e-commerce boom, brick-and-mortar stores have always followed this trend like Clothes Mentor, who buy and sell better brands of ladies clothing (think Ann Taylor, Chicos, and Talbots). They also offer secondhand high-end handbags and other designer [...]

DIASH’s Albums of the Month: RSD Edition

It's finally here! After a year (and a few months) of waiting, Record Store Day is officially happening at participating stores Saturday. In addition to some new releases, there will be limited editions of classics from Infectious Grooves and AC/DC, to name a few. Here is our short list of potential new additions to your [...]

The New Promotion

Part Four: 'Zines of Yestertomorrow To end our discussion about unique music promotion, we are taking it back to another old-school method: music magazines. However, instead of focusing on big ones like Rolling Stone and Consequence of Sound (although their articles cater to a lot of genres), we are going to focus on some lesser-known [...]

TikTok is in Fashion (Literally)

Social media platform TikTok hosted their second Fashion Month in partnership with IMG Fashion, La Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM), and the British Fashion Council. Beginning in February, platform added added live stream events including “Diverse Beauty and Cultural Fashion” with @lennybeadhandzz and Coco Rocha, a “Get Ready With Me” [...]

The New Promotion

Part Two: The Future Lives on a Stream? Using the hashtag #SaveOurStages, entertainment venues marked one year since lockdown last weekend with social media posts about the last concert dates played behind their doors. Even before the pandemic, musicians were doing some stuff with live streaming at home. For example, Tash Sultana did bedroom recording [...]

The New Promotion

Part One: Pressing Vinyl for Indie, Major Artists With a music industry boom expected in 2021, artists are looking for new and creative ways to not only promote their material but sell it as well. And so, these companies harbor creative outlets for unique promotion using an old-school method: vinyl records. United Record Pressing Founded [...]

The Fight for Music Rights

Selling Music Catalogues Becoming a New Trend In January, Rolling Stone published an article about a new trend of artists selling their music catalogues to buyers like Primary Wave. What is causing this recent uptick in the music industry? One of them is COVID-19. With concerts canceled and streaming services like Spotify dominating consumption of [...]