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Entries in music blog (5)

Thursday
Sep122019

What Are Music Magazines Doing To Stay Alive In Today's Digital Age?

As social media becomes the main place fans find out about the latest music news, what’s happening to popular and indie print music magazines? Brand recognition only goes so far, even for music industry staples like Rolling Stone Magazine and NME. 

Even for younger fans, there’s a nostalgia attached to print music publications. Anyone aware of modern music history understands the importance of journalistic interviews, especially in rock and roll. Though print magazines have long shared the stage with radio and TV, they maintained a prestigious foothold in pop culture — until digital media changed the landscape

Let’s take a closer look at how music magazines cope with changes in how people consume music-related content.

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Thursday
Sep122019

Is Playlist Streaming Hurting The Artist?

Since streaming became the new norm, overtaking CD sales and now paid downloads of artists music, it’s now become more evident how streaming and music playlists are actually hurting artists and devaluing who’s behind the music.

But does anyone care?

I wish I could say they do, but it seems that every time someone say’s Playlist’, artists are jumping on board to add themselves to one or more of the millions of playlists that exist only to be added to the needle in the haystack.

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Thursday
Mar072019

Do You Know Who's Reading Your Music Blog?

Guest post by James Shotwell. This article originally appeared on Haulix

Building and retaining your audience begins with understanding who is clicking on your site.

Search the name of virtually any artist or group on social media, and you are bound to find people discussing that act. Opinions on music are a dime a dozen, and when it comes to bands, everyone already knows their value is worth even less that. Young music writers around the globe cut corners on a daily basis to be among the first to cover the latest news about the biggest acts in their area of interest. It doesn’t matter if their site has few to no visitors or if much larger publications beat them to the punch, they want to ensure that their readers learn the latest breaking news directly from them.

But who is the audience for the average blog, and who visits websites for news before scrolling social media?

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Friday
May262017

How To Make A Stunning Music Blog Using WordPress

Music, undoubtedly, soothes everyone’s mood & is a therapy to mind & soul! You will find hardly anyone who is not interested in listening to a melodious track after a long day. So, if you are a music lover or musician/artist or alike, then blogging could help you to find similar persons who share the same interest as of you & which can lead to a community of music-lovers. In the following easy steps, you can start your own blog & will be able to communicate with your fans, promoters & other significant people.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Metadata Schemetadata? Here's Why You Should Care 

Metadata. Google defines metadata as:  a set of data that describes and
gives information about other data.  So how does this apply to music?  
Well, imagine you have burned this wonderful CD of music that you are
going to hand to music professionals at a music conference.
 The music is your latest and greatest.  You meet some professionals,
publishers& music supervisors and give them your CD.
 They go back to their office, put the CD into their computer and then they see:

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