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In this interview Rick Goetz discusses his work as the Chief Creative Officer and head of A&R at ReverbNation, an online connection and career development source for over four million bands and artists around the world. _________________________ Guest post by Rick Goetz of Music Consultant Simon Perry is the Chief... Continue reading
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With ubiquity of streaming, 2017 can seem like a tough year in which to expect to sell any of your music. This hardly means it's impossible however. Here we look at a five step strategy for marking your music on Soundcloud to boost sales on iTunes. _______________________ Guest Post by... Continue reading
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While music streaming has had good year overall, the financially polarizing pricing structure currently being implemented by the streaming industry seems to have some wondering if the number of customers willing to pay $9.99 has hit a saturation point. _______________________ Guest post by Mark Mulligan of Midia Streaming music had... Continue reading
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Already an established household name in the Atlanta hip-hop scene, we look at how a series of successes plus a shout out from Donald Glover at the Golden Globe Awards is helping to push the group Migos to the top. __________________________ Guest post by Emily Blake of Next Big Sound... Continue reading
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In the age of streaming, landing your music on a playlist is one of the best ways to be discovered as an artist. Here we look at the six different types of playlists to purse when seeking to get your music featured. _____________________________ Guest post by Chris Robley of CD... Continue reading
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In a piece of legal news with wide implications for the music business, indie string trio Time for Three and S'More Entertainment have filed a class action lawsuit against Entertainment One regarding the music and entertainment distributor's their direct deal with SiriusXM. _____________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music... Continue reading
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In this interview we hear from Janet, drummer, backup singer, co-songwriter, and setlist maker for a variety of different bands, most notably Sleater-Kinney and Quasi about her preferences for hardware, software, and setup. _____________________________ Janet Weiss from CASH Music's WATT Who are you, and what do you do? I’m Janet... Continue reading
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Here musician and longtime Philadelphian Nick Millevoi shares some his favorite venues in the city, giving us an inside look at how such a large city can sometimes feel like a small town of interconnected scenes and genres. _______________________ Guest Post by Nick Millevoi on Soundfly's Flypaper I'm a lifetime... Continue reading
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With the advent of streaming, playlists have risen to become many consumer's default interface for listening to music, something which has some serious implications both for the music business and music itself. _________________________ Guest Post by Bas Grasmayer on Synchblog Playlists have become the default for listening to both new... Continue reading
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In this interview Chris Greenwood, aka Manafest, talks about how was able to build a six-figure online business as a Christian rock star thanks to magic of online sales and passive income. _____________________________ Guest post by Jeff Rose from Forbes As someone who has earned over $1 million dollars blogging,... Continue reading
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Given the controversy around streaming rates, it's important to have some idea of what these numbers actually are. Here David Lowery shares his per stream rates across various platforms and see how the numbers shifted in 2016. _____________________ Guest post from David Lowery of Cracker and The Trichordist The last... Continue reading
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Although they have become commonplace at music festivals RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) have not yet caught on at smaller scale concerts, something which may be about to change. ______________________________ Guest Post by Rachel Grate on Eventbrite RFID (radio frequency identification) technology has already taken over music festivals, and venues are... Continue reading
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Here David Deal reflects on what it means for an artist to lean an audience, and why it is equally important for a performer to in turn both comfort and unsettle an audience with one's creative work. _______________________ Guest Post by David Deal on Superhype “Are there any paranoids in... Continue reading
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As making music has gradually grown to become not just about creation but also about interaction, the line between DJing and Producing has become increasingly blurred, and finding success now often requires that an producer move beyond the confines of a studio and engage with an audience. __________________________________ Guest Post... Continue reading
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With YouTube being the most used streaming service in the world, the pressure is building from major artists for a reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which currently grants the video site safe harbor provisions harmful to artists. ______________________ Guest post by Michael Kostaras from Berklee's Music Business Journal.... Continue reading
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In this follow-up to David Emery's must read post How To Survive The Music Industry In 2017. MD and music industry veteran Darren Hemmings looks at the impact that a life in the music business can have on a person's mental health; and why music companies must do more about... Continue reading
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Encouraging industry creatives to embrace change and adapt to new technologies, Andrew Gazdecki here outlines several different ways in which mobile apps are changing things, and how artists can benefit from them. _________________________ Guest Post by Andrew Gazdecki The music industry was transformed when the internet brought everyone online, and... Continue reading
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This year marks the tenth year of Midemlab, a startup competition put on by Midem. Here we look at ten of the contests greatest success stories from the past ten years. ___________________________ Guest Post by Melina Druga on Midem In this series of posts from Reportlinker, we review the latest... Continue reading
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In this piece, Corey Teich explains where Bonnaroo (who's recent lineup announcement was recieved with mixed feedback) went wrong, and why it will never be, nor should try to be a festival like Coachella or Lollapalooza. _________________________ Guest Post by Corey Teich on Medium There are three music festivals in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at hypebot
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A new record pressing plant out of North Texas, Hand Drawn Pressing is just getting started, but have plans to churn out almost two million records by the end of the year. Here two of the company's top executives weigh in on the logic of opening a vinyl company in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at hypebot
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Long awaited by many, it appears as though high-resolution streaming could soon become an industry reality, with the three major labels and several prominent streaming companies announce their support for a new higher quality format. ________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 I’ve been predicting for over a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at hypebot
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For DIY artists looking to monetize their creations, either through music, merch, or something else altogether, there are now more ways than ever to make it fast and easy to sell to your fans with just a single click. Here we walk through the many ways of making it happen.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at hypebot
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Although many artists have shifted their focusing into making it on their own in the digital music space, a remarkable number of artists remain focused on the classic (and somewhat antiquated) goal of getting signed. _____________________ Guest Post by Sunny Stuart Winter One of the joys of being involved in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at hypebot
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In this piece we dive into the history of Apple's song pricing structure, who was responsible for dictating prices, and the rationale behind the 69¢ song, both over the past few years, and in its current iteration. _________________________ Guest Post by Peter Alhadeff and Laura Green Berklee's Music Business Journal.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at hypebot
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For a long time, content creators have bemoaned their inability to monetize video content on Facebook in the same way that they are able to on platforms like YouTube. Those days may be coming to in end however, with Facebook's recent announcement of their plan to begin including ads mid-video.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at hypebot