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Wednesday
Jan042017

Legal Basics For Artists, Authors, Creators, And Musicians

Four Essentials:

1) Copyright Protection

Under US copyright law, copyright (literally, the right to make and sell copies) automatically vests in the creator the moment the expression of an idea is “fixed in a tangible medium” (in other words, the moment you write it down, type it or record it on tape). With respect to music specifically, there are really two copyrights: a copyright in the musical composition owned by the songwriter and a sound recording copyright in the sound of the recording owned by the recording artist (but usually transferred to the record company when a record deal is signed). It is important to remember that you own the copyright in your work the moment you write it down or record it, and you can only transfer those rights by signing a written agreement to transfer them. Therefore, you must be wary of any agreement you are asked to sign. 

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Tuesday
Jan032017

Are You Sabotaging Your PR Success?  

Being in a band can be a lot of fun, but it can also be overwhelming and stressful. There isn’t any tried and true manual which describes every step you’ll need to take to find success, but there are tips and tricks. How do you know if you’re doing everything right? Here are a few ways to know if you’re actually sabotaging your PR success. Have a sit down with your bandmates and see what has to change.

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Tuesday
Jan032017

Creating Small Goals For Maximum Success In 2017

Are you looking towards the end of 2016 and wondering why you didn’t achieve more? Why didn’t your band get signed to a label? Why didn’t you get added to a major music festival? Why didn’t more fans support your music?

When you look at goals from a large-scale point of view and evaluate how you did on your quest to achieve them, it’s easy to get discouraged. It’s easy to say, “What’s the point anyway?” Big-picture goals are fantastic and it’s important to dream big, but sometimes you need to take a step back to look at ways to create forward momentum.

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Wednesday
Dec212016

How To Maximize Your Music Collection On Your Phone

If you enjoy having access to your digital music collection on the go, you may feel a bit limited by what your smartphone can do as an audio playback device. With the right tools and strategies, however, you can maximize your smartphone music collection so that you can always delight in a great listening experience wherever you may be.

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Monday
Dec192016

Cee-Lo Green Assures Fans Phone Explosion Video Was Staged

Cee-Lo Green fans got a bit of a scare today when footage of the singer and rapper seemingly being injured by an exploding phone circulated social media. Cee-Lo wasted no time in shutting down the assumption he had been hurt, revealing via Facebook Live that the video that made the rounds was filmed in promotion of an upcoming project.

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Saturday
Dec172016

MusicThinkTankWeekly Recap: Don't End Up In The 27 Club

Thursday
Dec152016

How To Not (Or, How To) End Up In The 27 Club 

It was very romantic. In March of 1971, infamously hard-drinking and hard-drugging frontman for The Doors, Jim Morrison, went to live with his girlfriend in her Paris apartment. He took long walks by himself in the most romantic city on Earth. He surveyed the haunts that Arthur Rimbaud, his poetic idol, had frequented, and went to see the poet’s grave. He gazed out at the Seine and thought about what it would be like to be no one. But then, three months after his arrival in the city, his girlfriend found him dead in the bathtub. She said it was a heroin overdose. The official cause of death was apparently heart failure.

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Thursday
Dec152016

4 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Next Local Concert

Getting to see one of your favorite bands live will be a memory that you can cherish forever. Unfortunately, many concerts are hectic, and it doesn’t take much to ruin the event. If you want to make the most out of your next concert, then take a look at these four tips that will help you have the time of your life.

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Tuesday
Dec132016

Year Of Noise For Indie Music Magazine

(ATLANTA, GA – DEC. 13, 2016) – Bi-monthly digital publication, BRASH! Magazine, started out the year spreading the word about transitioning from a music marketing blog to an online publication. In March of this year, BRASH! released at full speed executing the mission of highlighting independent artists in the music industry. Exposing music lovers to various genres of indie music was a success for this magazine as readership, social media following, and the overall brand awareness increased. In addition to highlighting music artists in the indie/underground scene, BRASH! Magazine opened its pages for fashion elements. Style artists, interviews, photo editorials, and features graced the pages within the BRASHION! (BRASH! + Fashion) section.

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Tuesday
Dec132016

Twitter Reacts To Kanye West's Meeting With Donald Trump

A few days before he cancelled the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour and ended up in the hospital, Kanye Westrevealed that he would have voted for Trump had he voted at all.

Fast-forward to this morning: Kanye saunters into Trump Tower for a meeting with the President-elect about “life.” “We’ve been friends for a long time,” Trump told the media.

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Monday
Dec122016

How To Optimize Your Band Schema For SEO

This post was written by Wes Walls and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog

Schema is one of those things that, as a musician, you might have heard about but probably don’t want to have to learn. It’s pretty technical and easy to get wrong.

So we’ll try to simplify it for you in this post, and give you some easy shortcuts.

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Saturday
Dec102016

MusicThinkTankWeekly Recap: Being A Musician Around The Holidays

Thursday
Dec082016

The 5 Worst Things About Being A Musician Around The Holidays

You might have noticed it’s December and everyone is full of cheer.  But the winter holidays aren’t just about decorations and egg nog.  When you’re a musician, there are also some pretty annoying sides to this time of year.  Here’s our rundown of your worst holiday moments as a musician.

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Thursday
Dec082016

How Technology Has Changed The Online Musical Marketplace

The music industry is in a state of flux. Technology has changed the way musicians play and how engineers produce music, but most of the impact can be measured in how listeners consume and discover music. But what are the main technologies and platforms, who drives these trends and how has the business end held up? Here’s a look at how technology has changed the way people listen, buy, sell and discover music.

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