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Thursday
Apr162015

Do It Yourself: Mechanics or motivation?

I like to say “‘Do it yourself’ doesn’t mean ‘do it alone’” when I’m talking to creative artists working to put all the pieces of their digital strategy together in today’s post-label music business. Sometime I get crazy looks, but what I mean is that the “DIY” movement is more about the motivation than the mechanics of literally doing everything by yourself.

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Wednesday
Apr152015

How Do I Get My Rights Back: Termination Rights Under U.S. Copyright Law

The 1976 Copyright Act provides for the termination of copyright transfers. It entitles content creators to reclaim their copyrights - regardless of any contract stating otherwise –after certain time periods. So, even if an author, artist, musician, photographer or songwriter signed a contract which purports to transfer all rights in a work for perpetuity, the Copyright Act provides that the author of the work can terminate that grant and demand that the rights revert in a shorter period of time.

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Tuesday
Apr142015

Reasons You Should Never Scrimp On Your Photo Shoot (Part 1)

Promotional photos are a huge component of a musician’s marketing and branding. It’s necessary to have just the right images to effectively market your music and its message.

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Monday
Apr132015

5 Tips for the Ultimate Coachella Experience

Do you still need to finalize your plans and preparations for Coachella? If you already have tickets, consider yourself among the chosen few, seeing as tickets sold out within 40 minutes of being released, notes Desert Sun. And, don't forget, these two fun-filled weekends are sure to be inundated with crowds of festival-goers ready to have the time of their lives in the scorching California heat.

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Friday
Apr102015

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: | Top Reasons Our Public Schools Should Emphasize Music Education

Thursday
Apr092015

There’s No I in Team: 10 Leadership Tips to Help You Get the Best of Your Team

If you’re good at what you do and want to see it grow further, there will likely be a time when you need to increase capacity and scale (if you haven’t hit that crossroad already). That means relying on others to handle aspects of your work and adhere to the same standards and quality that you are known for. Being good at what you do is one thing, but being a good leader is entirely different. The sooner you truly understand this, the stronger your team will be.

 

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Wednesday
Apr082015

Music Industry Needs A Sea Change, Not A TIDAL Wave

Over the last 20 years, the listening public has spoken loud and clear: We’re not paying for what we can easily get for free. So Jay-Z and his cadre of superstar partners responded with a $20-a-month Spotify-style streaming service whose main selling point is uncompressed audio. Huh? TIDAL, which is about 10 years behind the curve, confirms just how woefully out of touch some in the music industry still are.

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Tuesday
Apr072015

What is Music IQ?

Now there’s a question from which one will get different answers depending upon who you ask. Let’s just say in my experiences when chatting with people at music events such as the recent SXSW conference, people generally fall into 1 of 3 camps.

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Monday
Apr062015

Top Reasons Our Public Schools Should Emphasize Music Education

Music education is so easily forgotten in our contemporary curriculum, but here are some great reasons to emphasize music education.

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Saturday
Apr042015

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Making Your Music Seem Like A Goldmine To Music Journalists

Thursday
Apr022015

How to Make Your Music Seem Like a Freaking Goldmine to Music Journalists

You’ve spent hours in the studio.

And even more dollars building that studio in the spare bedroom.

You’ve put in the time and money already.

And this time you know you’ve got THE hot track of the year.

But once you send that private link out to a few DJs you highly respect and a couple blogs and there’s not one reply you feel, left behind.

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Wednesday
Apr012015

A Little Fine Tuning: How Music Classes can Improve a Child's Confidence

As a parent, caregiver, or loved one of a child, one of the most important things you need to do for the child in your life is help them build confidence. Sometimes, it can be quite difficult to know how to best encourage and challenge your child at the same time. One discipline that lends itself very well to building confidence while gaining skills is music. Music classes can benefit children of all different ages and skill levels—keep reading to learn how the power of music can help instill confidence in children:

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Tuesday
Mar312015

Top Classical Music Apps That Can Be Downloaded To Your Smartphone

Smartphones are everywhere. Nearly every person has one and there are a myriad of apps available for these phones. They’re no longer just phones or even just for texting and taking pictures. They are now mini computers and you can do just about anything you like while on the go. If you like time away from the hustle and bustle and wish to relax with some classical music you may find one of the following apps just what you need:

 

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Monday
Mar302015

Smartphones for Audiophiles: How to Get Music on Your Phone

Over the last decade, smartphone technology has completely redefined how people communicate and access information. It also has had a huge impact on the way people create and listen to music. Let’s take a look at some of the latest accessories that help audiophiles and musicians get the most out of their smartphone.

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