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Great infographic regarding musician's revenue from music sales & streams (tidal, spotify). My take-away: streaming is here to stay & may be a great intro to potential new fans, but any artist not already platinum status needs to cut out the middle men (iTunes, Amazon), customize (limited editions, tangible items)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Sound Bites Dog
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Due to slow news weeks and my crazy schedule, I opted to skip a few weeks in the interest of brevity. This post brings you: iTunes selling high res files, Warner Bros' discovery re: YouTube, David Byrne & Billy Bragg's thoughts on streaming, Wu Tang, and Billboard's use of Twitter... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at Sound Bites Dog
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Weekly music recap for 3/18- 3/25; incl: Global music sales figures, Pandora vs. ASCAP, Grohl's advice, Sleepify, & vinyl overstock. Here are the sales #s for 2013 & while reflecting an overall decline thanks to streaming, there's an increase in local repertoire. "In France, for example, 17 of the top... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Sound Bites Dog
Starting today, if you've subscribed via email to this blog, you will receive a weekly "greatest hits" recap of my music-related posts on social media. This will ensure you see everything I post without Facebook or Twitter determining the who, when & how. Of course, you're always free to unsubscribe... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 18, 2014 at Sound Bites Dog
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Starting today, if you've subscribed via email to this blog, you will receive a weekly "greatest hits" recap of my music related posts on social media. This will ensure you see everything I post without Facebook or Twitter determing the who, when & how. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Sound Bites Dog
After 10 years of an internet-centric age, T-Bone Burnett famously said this year that musicians should steer clear of the internet. Heh heh. Let the backlash begin. Some folks went berserk but I think his main point was to remind musicians of why any of this "newfangled" technology matters; the music. I'm a big fan of the new tools, but if you have nothing to say and can't write a song, it's all for nada. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at Sound Bites Dog
A couple of things: I forgot to mention how important all ages shows are for bands and fans. Here's an excellent NPR piece on the subject: http://n.pr/8YkJYx Also, I stumbled across this site http://earnityourself.com/ re: DIY touring shortly after finishing this blog. I don't know anything about it but it looks like it's worth checking out.
It's not surprising at all, 16 years after Pearl Jam testified in front of Congress about the insidiousness of the Ticketmaster monopoly, proceeded by last year's merger between Ticketmaster and Livenation, that we're staring down the barrel of the worst touring summer in recent memory. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at Sound Bites Dog
Thanks for reading guys!
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I am asked almost everyday if it's OK to limit or compress the final stereo mix BEFORE mastering. While there is no clear answer to this without actually listening... the screen shots below are excellent examples of the process and what's at stake. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at Sound Bites Dog
Hans DeKline is now following Bruce Houghton
Jul 24, 2010
Right on Aaron. Yeah, it's weird, early on we were always encouraged to "play ball" with some of these cats for fear of what they might do... I drew a line in the sand a very long time ago and have been nothing but happy (and busy) since. Now it's just weird when I come across somebody who actually expects me to humor their delusion.
What I've been doing over summer vacation and "your reputation and you." Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Sound Bites Dog
Hans DeKline is now following The Typepad Team
Apr 27, 2010