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Awesome post, Solveig! Thanks for continuing pass along such great material \m/
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Hey Clyde, I can see the potential, but seems like a QR Code linked to Paypal donation would work just as well, and it's cheaper, right?
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Very cool! Definitely passing it on. Might even try something like this for the local underground. \m/
Toggle Commented May 31, 2011 on MagCloud: Make Your Own Music Fan Mag at hypebot
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I enjoyed this post, then again I have always been a fan of 'hands on experience' vs class room theory. Regarding the music industry, the reality of the matter is - it's changing almost daily. Those of us already in the fold are creating our own rules for success, and more importantly, independence from the old guard. In this aspect, a four year program (or 2 year, for that matter) just doesn't seem feasible. Of course, it never hurts to take a few basic business, marketing, and/or accounting courses, depending on your career path within the industry. "Do you need a degree to create your own job?" No! However, aside from learning the basic principles, I do believe you do need experience and a track record. In other words, you can't just become a band manager who commands top percentages from top bands without having managed a band before. Sure, it's going to take some time to learn through research, an internship, or mentor, but you're in the field, adapting to changes as they happen. Oh yeah, it won't cost you anywhere near 25k - 50k!
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Quoting printed media, in general, is dated. The new music generation lives & works @ 140 characters per second, deal with it! Rolling Stone is still in print? lol Twitter (and all social media) are simply tools. Used properly, they are quite effective. Used in the wrong way, things go wrong. In short, don't blame the tool for killing a career, blame the user!
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My name is Don Harrison, but most know me as Wicked D. I am the co-founder and former managing partner of Metal Music Promotions. I run an artist development blog at http://www.networkordie.com I'm in a semi-hiatus at the moment as I do a little research & development on traditional internet marketing as it pertains to the music industry. Hit me up if you want to do a little networking!
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Honestly, who has the right to call a band a "sell out"? The guy who downloads illegal torrents? Some obscure fan in the middle of bumf*ck Iowa, who doesn't understand the inner working of the music business? With dwindling CD sales, and in many cases, poor concert attendance, a band does what it can to survive! Personally, I wouldn't care if Motorhead licensed a track to 'Dancing With The Stars', as long as it was a good song, and the band made enough money to record another album.
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Hi, my name is Don Harrison, but most refer to me as Wicked D. I dabble in Artist Development & Public Relations. I am a co-founder of http://metalmusicpromotions.com and I also run a music industry blog @ http://networkordie.com I freaking love Hypebot!
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