Converting videos online is a PITA, there’s no getting around this; I am yet to see an app or a program that does this seamlessly without having to go the whole hog about download speeds, add on’, premium service for which one has to pay, etc. Until FLVTO, you had to pony up the cash to get the best out of any online video converters, be it download speeds or for that matter, quality. With FLVTO, you can see great results in terms of video quality and download speed. I have tried most of the online converters at one point or other, had problems with the lot due to their lag times, lack of performance of any discernable quality and finally opted for FLVTO. So what’s FLVTO all about?
Music Think Tank Open
Anybody (no really anybody) can contribute anything relevant to this page…All mp3s should be posted on the MTT radio page. If you cannot find your post here, your article may have been moved to the MTT homepage.
I used to work with fan clubs back in the 80s when they were a key source of income for a lot of bands. I think the biggest one I worked with was the official Take That fan club with over a 100,000 subscribers paying (from memory) £10 a year. That’s a lot of revenue that artists are now missing out on.
HI I am Michelle Lockey, award winning songwriter and composer for Film & TV. You can see a breif bio below. I write a blog on Writing & Licensing songs for Film & TV. In this weeks episode I am talking about the Pay to Pitch model. Is it a good idea or bad? This is my experience and opinion only. Here you go!
FanFair Technologies Ltd., makers of a leading enterprise-class CRM platform for music industry enterprises, FanFair Pro, today announced the launch of an investment campaign on the Los Angeles based, online equity investment site, FlashFunders.
Like many of you I occasionally like to watch reality talent shows to potentially discover the next “big thing” that once upon a time we may never have come across. Naturally the world of an unsigned / emerging artist was once a lonely one with a mountain to climb and a lot of hard work and sheer persistence to get yourself heard or in fact in front of the right people. It is a shame though that for the majority of singers / bands that something is definitely missing.
Mailing lists are the golden goose of digital marketing. While they may seem obsolete in the age of social media, they remain one of most powerful tools to engage with and sell to your fans online! Fun fact: According to Convince and Convert, consumers spend 138% more when they receive email offers. Who knew a little extra effort could pay off?! Email marketing is an especially important tool for artists. It’s a great way to connect directly with your fanbase, without worrying that your message gets lost in the haze that is social media.
13th - 17th MARCH 2016
‘Pro7ect brings musicians & songwriters together, face-to-face, in a creative space, to write, record and produce great music’ - Lisa Fitzgibbon (Pro7ect Founder)
Pro7ect (pronounced Project 7) is taking over the Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton, to help musicians, producers and songwriters make their own inspired collaborations.
It’s often the artist dream to get signed by a record label. Artists work tirelessly, perfect their music, hire a digital marketing agency, all to get them noticed by the big labels.
Getting signed is your chance to get the big house, the fancy cars, and the private jets. Unfortunately, if you are indie artist with an indie label, these dreams may be too far away.
While it’s true that independent labels are popping out left and right, and some are even owned by artists, the potential of the big artist dream cannot be conquered without the majors.
What will a label record get you?
There’s nothing like seeing your favorite performer live. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the nosebleed section, you can still say you saw your favorite entertainer live. People who’ve seen acts that are no longer together — The Beatles, the Grateful Dead, The Beach Boys — will never forget the experience. For many, it’s because the act stimulated more than seeing and hearing: it stirred feelings that remain decades later.
If you’re part of an act that’s getting off the ground, think of ways to give your budding fan base a few extras to help them become the next wave of DeadHead-like devotees.
There are a lot of things we all know (or think we know) about the ins and outs of live performance, since most of us have been dealing with it professionally for years. But do we? Take the Quick Live Performance Quiz and see! We’ll start with some stuff most of us already know:
Leading online arts and lifestyle brand Paste, announced its platform’s reinvention, with the launch of the Paste Cloud, an innovative service created to stream thousands of exclusive songs, stand-up routines, interviews and concert videos from up-and-coming musicians, filmmakers, video bloggers, comedians, chefs and more.
Improvisation and composition dance around each other in an interlocked feedback loop. I have always wanted my composed music to emulate the spontaneity and unpredictability found in an exciting improvisation and my improvisations to have the inevitability and satisfying narrative arc that a well-structured composition possesses. These polarities are not mutually exclusive. This applies across the board, whether I’m composing for a symphony orchestra or solo guitar piece.
The Lost Songs campaign aims to seek out the very best songs that have been written but never published or recorded, thus running the risk of being “lost”. The competition organisers are appealing to any songwriter, young or old, who has penned a song that has never been brought to the attention of the public. This could be your chance to let that song be heard by a national audience.
We’ve all seen the ads, spam comments from random accounts, and posts that look oh so tempting to check out or even try. Increase your followers!, Gain more followers! Blah! Blah! Blah!…but of course it comes with a cost…literally. Now, we can’t discredit the supply/demand business savvy that is being used here. These fly by night business pages/companies are aware that people are now desperate to get their follower numbers up. With this in mind, they’ve set up a way to manipulate the social media numbers to create the illusion of a large following. It’s smart, in a way, because when one person sees that an artist has a large number of followers on their page, they tend to check it out to see what the hype is all about. However, at the end of the day, the numbers just don’t add up.