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Wednesday
Mar252015

Percussion Studio for Underprivileged Students

I recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The funds raised through Indiegogo will allow me to establish a Percussion Studio in Fort Worth, TX. This studio is especially designed to provide music education opportunities for low income families. Here is the link to my campaign site:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/percussion-studio-for-underprivileged-students—2/x/10189123
Please help me increase traffic on my campaign site by promoting and sharing this link.
— Sincerely, Marshall Hoybook
Saturday
Mar212015

Radio Corporation of America Reforms, Returns to Camden.

Camden-born performer, musician and entrepreneur, Graham Alexander, announced his companies’ brand portfolio merger into the revived Radio Corporation of America, the former electronics conglomerate that was pieced off to buyers by G.E. through the late 1980s and held as a name holding corporation until the late 2000s. The new and unlikely president quietly detailed the slow re-acquisition process of former brands owned by the company during its Camden-based heyday including Victor Talking Machine Co, His Master’s Voice, Camden, and Little Nipper at an impromptu meeting of the board of advisors.

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Thursday
Mar192015

One Nine Eight Four Denim Releases Pt. 3 Of Artist Editions Signature Tee Series

3/19/2015 -  (NEW YORK, NY) - ONE NINE EIGHT FOUR Denim, partnered with Cure for the Common Studios by Andy Sheffield to create a 3-part Signature Tee series, ARTIST EDITIONS. The idea for this series was to provide consumers with premium signature tees as well as to encourage them to think. Pt. 1 “Over/Under” and Pt. 2 “Inject Some Personality” have received a great response from followers and supporters. With great anticipation for Pt. 3, “Truth Over Slogans” has finally released completing the series!

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Tuesday
Mar172015

Spotify's Rotten Business Model: The "Unlimited Everything" Subscription is a Loser - Now Let's Move Forward.

Everyone is asking “How do we make Spotify work?” The answer is that you don’t, because it just can’t - assuming your goal is to maximize the total revenue earned by the music industry. That’s certainly our goal. Here’s an intro into why Spotify’s business model should be dumped, and the revenue-maximizing model we should pursue moving forward.

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Tuesday
Mar172015

Here We Go Again? The Music Business Turns Away From “Freemium”

Will the music business turn away from Freemium? If you’ve enjoyed free, ad-supported services like Spotify, that enjoyment is in danger. Click to read why.

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Wednesday
Mar112015

Royalty Exchange Expands, Offering Exclusive Private Sales & Auctions for Sought After High-End Music Catalogs

RALEIGH, N.C., March 5th 2015 — Royalty Exchange, the world’s leading music and energy royalties investment marketplace, has announced a private music royalties division focused on connecting its growing publisher network and ultra-high-net-worth investors to high-profile large-scale music royalties and publishing catalog assets.

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Tuesday
Mar102015

The Decline of Western Music by John Lars Zwerenz

In the golden age of rock music (circa 1964-1972) melody and harmony were essential to a hit song or album.  After the end of America’s involvement in Vietnam in 1973, a new melodic carelessness became apparent with the onset of disco.

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Monday
Mar092015

Joel Brandenstein and DieLochis: recordJet Passengers are Permanent Fixtures in the Charts

What do Joel Brandenstein and DieLochis have in common? Quite a bit, actually. Both acts are recordJet passengers, both have gained popularity through YouTube, and both are successful in the charts!

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Monday
Mar092015

Apple and Oranges

Re/Code has reported on Friday March 6, 2015 that Apple plans on having a music streaming service that will not feature a free tier. Apple wants to have a single premium only model that will leave consumers paying $9.99 a month. Others speculate that Apple will have a two-tier model. The premium model is like a buffet of all you can listen to music, while the lower $7.99 service will come with limitations.

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Wednesday
Mar042015

Yes, Your Youtube Videos Can Be Found, Viewed & Evaluated

The new website, VidEvals indexes your Youtube videos based on Genre and Experience. So users can easily discover Youtube videos from new, emerging or established artists.

There are also in-depth evaluation tools that allow users to numerically grade each video based on four unique criteria.

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Thursday
Feb262015

BRASH! Blog makes the Top 100 Music Industry Blog List

(FEB 26, 2015 – ATLANTA, GA) Musicians Empowered has recognized BRASH! – A Music Marketing Blog as the Top 100 Music Industry Blog. This honor is a great achievement for BRASH! as it is looking to expand in the upcoming year to reach more indie artists, aspiring artists, and indie labels. The mission of BRASH! is to equip these artists with various marketing tips and information on whats new in the entertainment industry to help in getting their brand to the masses. The exposure from making this list will allow BRASH! to continue their mission to help indie artist gain knowledge in music marketing

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Wednesday
Feb182015

Short Songs Tell Stories Too!

Short Songs Tell Stories Too!

Do fans listen because of the melody or lyrics? Ask that question at Google (within quotes). Over 9.5 million returns are listed.

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Tuesday
Feb172015

Analyzing an Indie Artist's Goal

If your objective as a musician is to grow fans, what is your strategy? It’s a deep thought when given consideration. As an indie artist who produces awesome music, how do you increase awareness of your awesomeness?

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Tuesday
Feb172015

Sam Smith’s Former Label Unveils Their Secret Formula For A Top 40 Single

Ditto Music, the former label of Grammy winner Sam Smith have announced the release of their first EBook ‘How To Release A Top 40 Hit’ available to download for free now.

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