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This article explores the phenomenon that is Brooklyn's National Sawdust, a new venue and crew working to make life easier for artists by helping them to bring their vision to life onstage, while attracting new potential fans. _________________________ Guest post by Dana Tom of Eventbrite Being an artist in New... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at hypebot
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In this piece David Gerard looks at the collective state of music journalism today, bemoaning its content and quality, but also looking that potential merits of critical music writing, both now and throughout the history of the music business. _______________________________ Guest post by David Gerard of Rocknerd Sometimes you see... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at hypebot
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A new ruling from the Department of Justice has confused many in the industry, from songwriters to publishers and even some lawyers. Here we break down the new ruling in a helpful chart, giving you a better idea of where you stand depending on your level of involvement with a... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at hypebot
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Although the majority of consumers on both sides of the aisle support net neutrality, many ISP lobbyists and think tankers have successfully presented the ongoing battle against it as a partisan issue, while the need for rules protecting against massive monopolies by companies like Comcast are universally desired. _________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at hypebot
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Although the internet has certainly come a long way since the days of the dot-com bubble, it still has a long way to go. Here Mark Mulligan looks at what he considers to be the internet's 'adolescence', and what will happen when greater regulation catches up to internet companies. __________________________... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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While many remain dubious regarding revenue from streaming, a recent study from Music Business Worldwide shows that major labels are actually pulling in roughly $9000 a minute from streaming services, a number that looks to be on the rise. _____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 For those... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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While a drummer may be out standing live, recording in a studio is very different animal. Here we look at some of the best ways drummers can save time, tears, and money when they hit the studio and ensure that the recording process goes as smoothly and productively as possible.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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While many artists are content to let their Facebook or Tumblr represent them online, doing so carries with it certain risks. In this excerpt from his book, Bobby Owsinski looks at why musicians should avoid limiting the scope of their online presence to social networks. ______________________ Guest post by Bobby... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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In advance of speaking at a panel on the issue, Benji rogers here speaks with Midemblog about blockchain technology's potential for solving industry copyright issues, how it has already positively affected the music business, and what sort of role it will play in the future. _____________________________ Guest post by James... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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In this piece Chris Castle recalls his early experience licensing music for video games, and how his initial skepticism gave way to the enthusiasm of Chris Cornell and the other members of Soundgarden, with positive results for all those involved. _______________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music, Technology, Policy... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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Facebook's CFO David Wehner announced the company would be boosting its production of longer-form video content, as the social media platforms looks ahead to where the future of social video, advertising, and user engagement is headed. _________________________ Guest post by Tim Mulligan of Midia Last week there was a lot... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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When it comes to marketing and promotional strategies, artists tend to focus on how they can get their music on other people's playlists. This article looks at approaching it from the other end, with artists themselves acting the curator. _______________________________ Guest post by Bas Grasmayer of Music Tech Policy The... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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One of the fastest, easiest, and most effective ways to present yourself as an artist, and will quickly tell any organization or booking agency whether or not you're worth the investment, and not having one can cause you to miss out on great. ______________________________ Guest post by Emma Miller A... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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While many artists may feel as though their music is worth buying (and they may be right) there are a number of reasons why it might just not be selling. Here Loren Israel looks at twenty different potential reasons. _________________________ Guest post by Loren Israel Unclear goals. Successful artists have... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Although Amazon's 'Prime Live Events' have been critiqued for being an 'iTunes Festival for old people', the small-scale gigs by these heritage acts actually represents some clever strategy on the part of Amazon, as it looks to mix of the live/streaming game in a crowded industry. __________________________________ Guest post by... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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While the ways in which you can "make it" in the music industry have certainly changed, it still requires a concerted effort to stand out from a sea of other talented artists. This piece looks at how you as an artist can work to develop your brand online brand and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Facebook has certainly risen to become one of the most effective channels through which to promote an event and boost ticket sales, but you may not be doing everything you can to reach and engage with those fans most likely to attend your event. __________________________ Guest post by Dana Tom... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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In this article Bas Grasmayer examines three different promotional campaigns by musicians which employ gamification as way to both further engage and better monetize their fanbases, plus the emerging technology which allows such campaigns to work. ____________________________ Guest post by Bas Grasmayer for Synchblog Music lost its value in the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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As more artists come forward to condemn YouTube's business practices, the video giant has taken to defending its content ID system, although the accuracy and honesty of its defense is questionable says Chris Castle. ___________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy An increasing number of artists are... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Although the ability to 'kill' anything on the internet is questionable best, the alleged demise of Pepe The Frog was accompanied by the apparent death of the MP3, after the research company which holds the patent for MP3 coders and decoders terminated their licensing program for said patents. __________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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While many of the conventional methods of promoting yourself as an artist may seem tired and dull, there are several frequnetly overlooked ways of engaging with your fans through your mailing list that will keep interested and eager for more! ________________________________ Guest post by Team Fanbridge of the Fanbridge Blog... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at hypebot
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In this interview, Thaddeus Rudd of one of the world's best respected indie labels, Mom+Pop Music about his career highlights, how someone looking to get involved in the music industry today should proceed, and what he anticipates for the future of the music business. ____________________________ Guest post by Emily White... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at hypebot
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In a first-time valuation, Universal's parent company Vivendi recently dropped word that it's subsidiary had a price tag of $22 billion suggesting Vivendi either wants to sell part of it, or move the company public in an attempted cash grab. ______________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Universal... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at hypebot
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[UPDATED] "Let's Go Crazy" and take a legal dive into the ongoing saga of the infamous Prince "Dancing Baby" YouTube case, circa 2008. Stephen Carlisle examines a brief stating that the 9th Circuit Court of appeals, along with everyone else, got it wrong, but that the Supremes (court, not singing... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at hypebot
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This article looks at the negative impact that sharing identical content across multiple platforms can have on your social media following, and outlines the best way to appropriately diversify your postings based on the platform in question. ______________________ Guest post by Ryan Whitman, Manager of Interactive Marketing at The Orchard... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at hypebot