San Diego, CA - Oliver Trolley is releasing a new single Forty-Five April 28, 2015 off their upcoming EP that is set to release late Summer/ early Fall. The EP has yet to be named and is the fourth EP for the energetic San Diego quartet.
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Atlas Music Publishing have signed the Counting Crows to a global music publishing deal, as announced today by Jennifer Blakeman, Chief Creative Officer. The agreement covers the entire catalog (excluding the most recent album), and includes multiple hit singles and albums that have sold collectively over 20 million worldwide, including the Academy Award nominated single “Accidentally in Love” from the film Shrek 2.
LOS ANGELES, CA – April 14, 2015 – Fliptu, a popular social aggregation and visualization platform among music and entertainment brands, today announced its seed funding and exit from beta into its full release.
Tito Adesanya, is a young British law graduate/music producer with over 10 years’ experience in the music business.
As a producer, he has collaborated and toured with the likes of N-dubz, Tinchy Stryder, Skepta, Chipmunk, Mobo award nominee Ghetts, and Tinie Tempah signee G Frsh.
He decided to write his first book - A Newcomer’s Guide to the Music Business - after routinely coming across countless industry newcomer’s, who felt there were no books in the global marketplace which specifically catered to their needs.
Singrush is the hottest and fastest rising music hosting and promoting website, free for all to sign up.
Music as we know it today is a ready-mix 2:42 “piece”. It doesn’t need to be like that. It is a result of technical limitations of the early day of sound recording, by 10 inch grammophone discs rotation at 78rpm in 1910.
TioPod.rocks is the new online radio made by those who listen to it. Tiopod aims to bring people together and show the best in music talent! Broadcasting live every day from London. Be prepared to get your feet wet!
Quick story. In 2002 I was making around 600 radio and TV commercials a year. It paid well because I priced at the value of my time and talent.
April 7, 2015
My husband and I are in the process of petitioning our daughter’s HS to allow her to take music theory in lieu of taking Trigonometry. She has aspirations of studying for a BFA in Musical Theatre when she attends college. Music theory would be so much more useful to her choice of career than would trig. I have taken the time to apply each and every Common Core Math Standard to a topic which would be taught in the Music Theory Class. My question, has anyone else thought of doing this? Were you successful? We are confident we can make a case for this and are seeking other musicians opinions.
April 6, 2015
Former Guitar Center employees talk about the company’s extended warranty program, Pro Coverage. What do you think of extended warranties?
April 6, 2015
The Newbury Comics scavenger hunt started March 27th and ends April 6th. The idea of a huge scavenger hunt pre-record store day is genius. Newbury Comic’s scavenger hunt is a laundry list of tasks that one must complete to gain points; the person with the most points wins the grand prize of $500 Newbury Comics gift card. Some of the tasks are taking pictures in front of famous landmarks or a selfie at the storefront of the first Newbury comics. Other tasks are answering trivia questions and doing activities, while taking selfies.
April 1, 2015
Beyonce’ is considered one of the greatest entertainers today. She is known for her captivating stage show, excellent performance skills, and catchy tunes. But Beyonce’ is not only a great entertainer, she (
March 30, 2015
Clients on board of Symphonic Distribution have a lot of offerings, but above all, they have choice. Our clients can choose when they want to deliver their content and where they want to deliver it. That choice is not easily found with our competitors, as some won’t even let clients have a direct account on a partner that the distributor is not delivering to (we call that ridiculous).
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March 29, 2015
When Apple launched iTunes in 2003, Apple addressed the consumer’s wants by giving them the choice of buying a whole digital album or they had the ability to buy a single track from the album. Apple did not start iTunes to sell music, however to sell the hardware that Apple sells, the iPod. Apple has tried to control music sales since day one to raise the demand for Apple products. In the beginning Apple’s iTunes used DRM technology to block out other competitors that sold MP3 players. This would leave consumers dependent on their iPods. In 2005 Thomas Slattery, filed a lawsuit against Apple. This lawsuit stated that Apple broke antitrust laws by using FairPlay. Any music purchased from iTunes would work only with Apple’s iPod, which froze out competitors. Apple has been a dominant force from its music sales since it’s starting point. Apple has flexed its muscles to control music distribution and deals that worked to their benefit.
In 2010 Apple’s iTunes store started see a decline in sales for the first time. It was at this time that music streaming service started to come in full swing, at this point Spotify was not even introduced to the US Market. Now the tables have turned and Apple is trying to recreate itself once again to address the consumer’s wants by giving them on demand streaming through their revamped Beats music service.
In 2014 iTunes music downloads declined by 14%, while Spotify’s subscriptions increased. Since 2011, Spotify has grown from 10 million subscribers to over 50 million subscribers. I find it funny that the iTunes split of 30/70 will come back to haunt Apple. Basically, the competitor who is stealing streams for downloads is using the same slit. Apple was once making dollar to dollar and now they’re making pennies to the dollar.
Apple, along with Beats music, has to show consumers the value of spending money on a subscription service each month. While other competitors give away freemium tiers and lower subscription fees, this is going to be a hard sell, however, not an impossible one. If anyone can introduce a creative, innovative way for consumers to stream music, it’s definitely the folks at Apple.
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