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Saturday
Jun252016

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Music, Marketing, Me

Friday
Jun242016

Music, Marketing, Me

Music is one of the few things that comes quite naturally for me; I don’t know why I love it, but every day I wake up and know that I am excited to keep writing, recording and singing. It’s been that way for a while now. I spent most of my gangly, awkward childhood listening to my father’s old Led Zeppelin CDs, stumbling through piano lessons, and waiting until my family left the house so that I could practice shout-singing My Chemical Romance songs. Though my tastes have changed, music has always been at the center of my life.

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Thursday
Jun232016

Snazzy Fashion Ideas To Make Your Next Gig Memorable

Being in a band is obviously largely about the fun of making music, but there is a visual element to it as well. Someone who aspires to perform in front of other people cannot discount the importance of creating an arresting image. Here are some quick ways to start cultivating a unique stage style.

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Tuesday
Jun212016

The Music Industry Must Innovate To Tackle Secondary Ticketing Rip-Offs

This article looks at the need for innovation to tackle the issue of fans being ripped off when they buy gig tickets. “As an industry we need to be innovative and tackle the issue head on to support genuine music fans and make it easier for them to get hold of the tickets that they want when they go on sale and at a reasonable cost to them.”

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Tuesday
Jun212016

Six Fun Jobs To Consider If You Have A Passion For Music

One thing many people have a great passion for is music. However, you don’t have to limit music to your hobby. There are actually many very well paying jobs that allow a person to user their love of music to make a living. Having a music career doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. You can make it a reality. Below are six great examples of music careers.

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Monday
Jun202016

Overseas Tour - Investigate The Venue Before Arriving

So you’ve bought tickets to the concert of your dreams in a beautiful foreign country. Now what? Before planning your trip, there are several things to consider about the venue. Read on to learn what you should know about an overseas concert before you arrive.

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Saturday
Jun182016

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: The EU Referendum

Friday
Jun172016

The EU Referendum: A Creative's Perspective

If you’re anything like me ,all this noise over the UK EU referendum has left me confused over the impact of leaving the UK will have any impact on our lives. While i can’t speak for UK citizens i’ve been piecing together what impact this could have on the music industry.
To cut to the chase, the general consensus from the music industry is that we should “vote to stay” in the EU.

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Thursday
Jun162016

The Benefits Of Having Good Networking Skills Can Lead To Lucrative Opportunities

Article By: Young Cory


Artists signed to major record labels and well seasoned independent record labels have the luxury of being surrounded by a team. This includes but not limited to, a Lawyer, A&R, Manager, Record Label Executive, etc. As a collective their job is to take care and handle the business affairs of any recording artist (songwriters/producers) under their tutelage, while also utilizing their unique connections and cachet. It’s much easier to execute and focus on creating music when you have an adept team whose tirelessly working for you. For newly independent artist (Labels) it’s not quite the same. In the beginning stages you’ll usually have to do all the hard work alone until you’re able to hire, or partner with individuals that will promote, develop, and help with the improvement of your career (brand). To reach new heights you must remain very passionate about your brand. No one should be more excited and willing to expand alongside make new connections than yourself.

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Wednesday
Jun152016

10 Reasons Musicians Fail On Social Media

This post was written by Joy Ike ​and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

Social media. Whether you hate it or love it, it’s there and it makes the world go round… at least the world of entertainment. And if you want to be on the same level as all those other artists, you have to use it to promote your music.

But, simply posting on social media isn’t good enough. Here are 10 reasons why some musicians are dropping the ball with their social media marketing.

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Tuesday
Jun142016

Revealed: Where Festival-Goers Are Splashing Their Cash

● New survey reveals Brits are willing to overspend on food at festivals

● Almost a third of Brits splash out on alcohol

● Participants said value for money influences their spending habits

A new survey has revealed the UK’s event spending habits as festival season approaches.

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Monday
Jun132016

VR In Music

Virtual reality technology is continuing to infiltrate popular culture, with most of the emphasis being put on its uses in gaming and movies. IMAX recently announced plans for six VR hubs to be opened across the world by the end of 2016, while many of the major video games platforms are also announcing VR integration this year.

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Saturday
Jun112016

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Lawsuit Could Wreak Havoc In Copyright World

Friday
Jun102016

BEWARE: Recent Decision In CBS Lawsuit Over Pre-1972 Sound Recording Could Wreak Havoc In The Copyright World

The recording artist and songwriter communities should take note of a recent decision in ABS Entertainment, Inc. v. CBS Corporation, et al., a case concerning pre-1972 copyrights - and raise an outcry! The Judge in this case held that remastered versions of old songs are entitled to a new copyright and owners of the originals are not allowed to stop the public performance of them.

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