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Sunday
Mar292015

BRASH! Magazine 2016

BRASH! - A Music Marketing Blog started in 2012. This blog was designed to provide music marketing tips for Independent Artists as well as provide a platform for exposure by giving exclusive interviews and social media promotions. In 2016, BRASH! is ready to expand to the magazine scene but we need your help. In order to bring this to life we are accepting donations to design, create, and develop a Music Marketing Magazine to increase exposure and awareness for quality Indie Artists. Funds raised will be used for staff memebers (writers, graphics artists, events etc.) as well as the development for the magazine’s platform, both online and print.

 

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Saturday
Mar282015

Interview: Game Music Composer Matthew Pablo

Violet Jobs spoke to super talented game music composer Matthew Pablo about breaking into the world of Game Audio. He gives some great tips and advice to aspiring composers. Check out his informative website and excellent tutorials at: www.matthewpablo.com

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Friday
Mar272015

How Much Did Kendrick Lamar Make from 10 Million Spotify Streams? 

With the release of his latest album “To Pimp A Butterfly” Kendrick Lamar broke the record for Spotify streams in a single day with 10 million streams. There’s been much debate in the media over what Spotify pays artists per stream. Some artists claim to have only made $0.0001 per stream while Spotify claims to pay artists $0.006 per stream on average.

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Thursday
Mar262015

EPK Anatomy

I know what you’re thinking…

not another long article about making EPKs…

but hold-up….

I’ve made this so you can see what an awesome EPK is made up of:

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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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