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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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Thursday
Jun092016

How To Get More Fans Through Social Media

This post was written by Jon Ostrow ​and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

Since the dawn of MySpace, musicians have been using social media marketing to generate buzz and get more fans.

And while this opportunity still exists today, the truth is that there are now more musicians, creating more content, than ever before.

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Wednesday
Jun082016

9 Things You Can't Ignore If You Want To Record A High-Quality Demo

This article originally appeared on the Sonicbids blog. 

A demo is the musical equivalent of the sketch a painter makes before he or she lays paint to canvas. It’s meant to be fast, lightweight, and easy to pull off – a way to quickly and cheaply capture your sound and represent as well as you can to your fans, labels, distributors, or basically anyone you hope to take you seriously as a band or musician.

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Tuesday
Jun072016

How The Right Lyric Can Fortify The Listeners' Creative Mind

The lyrics in a song are much more than just content. Constructing well-timed and well-placed lyrics is an art, which can set apart great songwriters from the average.

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Monday
Jun062016

The Power Of Promotion: How To Get Your Band's Name Out There

What does it take for your band to gain success? Some will say talent, others may say hard work and determination, but though all those things can help, the real secret to gaining success is promoting and advertising. Face it: there are thousands of amazing artists out there with raw talent and catchy riffs, but if they lack in advertising then they might as well be nothing to the rest of the world. So how does one promote? Here we narrow it down to the most essential tips to help you find your target audience.

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Saturday
Jun042016

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: The Music Business Runs On Sushi

Friday
Jun032016

The Music Business Runs On Sushi - But Are You Doing It Right?

There are essentially three conversations going on in the music business today:

  • Will streaming ever replace record sales?
  • How can we get radio to make room for new artists?
  • Where’s the best sushi in town?

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