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Tuesday
Apr282015

Want to Live Your Dream? Build Your Team. The Only Way To Win The Game.

If you want to making a killing in your career as an artist, then you cannot ignore the importance of building a team.  But what does a successful team look like? And what should you look for when recruiting star players?

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Monday
Apr272015

Tidal Wave

Jay-Z’s Tidal has made many ripples, however the splash seems to have been short lived. The March 2015 buy of Tidal has become a troubling investment for investors at the forefront. One has to ask themselves if Tidal’s business plan makes any sense in a time when consumers see very little value in purchasing music. To expect consumers to pay $9.99 for a standard streaming service and $19.99 for a high-resolution service seems pretty crazy. What’s even more crazy is that Tidal as a company has not properly marketed it’s service to the consumer. Everyone is left in the dark, maybe they are left worrying or maybe they press on to the next service. I believe if Tidal is the biggest thing since MTV, then they should have marketed it like it was.

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Tuesday
Apr212015

Oliver Trolley release new single Forty-Five

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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Wednesday
Apr152015

Atlas Music Publishing Sign Counting Crows to Global Deal

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.

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Tuesday
Apr142015

Bands & Brands Love Fliptu: Raises $1.2M for its Social Visualization Tools

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.

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Tuesday
Apr142015

Music Producer Tito Adesanya Releases A Newcomer’s Guide to the Music Business

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.

 

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Sunday
Apr122015

Singrush - Promote Your Music For Free

Singrush is the hottest and fastest rising music hosting and promoting website, free for all to sign up.

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Saturday
Apr112015

Adaptive Music

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.

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Thursday
Apr092015

Tiopod Rocks

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!

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Wednesday
Apr082015

When Artist Pricing Logic Makes No Sense


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.

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Tuesday
Apr072015

Use Music Theory for HS Math Credit

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. 

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Monday
Apr062015

Should You Buy Guitar Center's Pro Coverage?

Former Guitar Center employees talk about the company’s extended warranty program, Pro Coverage. What do you think of extended warranties?

 

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Monday
Apr062015

Newbury Comics Scavenger Hunt

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.

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Wednesday
Apr012015

How to Market Your Music Like Beyonce' 

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 (her team) is a marketing genius as well. Beyonce’ took music fans by surprised when she released Beyonce’ a year ago without promotion. There are some principles that indie artists can apply from Beyonce’s marketing campaign.

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