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Thursday
Jun302011

The Music Virus

The Music Virus isn’t some code out to destroy computers with James Blunt on their iTunes. The Music Virus is a moment / happening that every so often occurs in the music world. Irrespective of genre, decade, race, sex or rhythm or whether itʼs a group, a band or a solo artist; they are at the centre of a storm of words - the buzz of the industry.

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Wednesday
Jun292011

What Are The Vegas Odds Of Success On Today’s Major Label Record Deal?

It is a known fact that getting signed to a major record label doesn’t guarantee success for an artist, but the odds greater or lower vs. staying indie? Moses Avalon explores the “Vegas Odds” of the record deal.

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Monday
Jun272011

TrueDIY Tech: Session Checklist For Engineers

Recently an article was posted to this site detailing how bands should prepare for their time in the studio. We thought it would be beneficial if we published a similar checklist for those doing the recording — the engineers!

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Friday
Jun242011

Young talent, takes on a timeless tune: Zander Bleck sings Melody Blues "Nights In White Satin" (Hype Jones Remix) 

“In a pop world dominated by hip hop and dance, Zander Bleck takes his inspiration from classic rock to serve up a fresh new sound. The singer’s forthcoming debut single “Temptation” clearly demonstrates his rock edge while also incorporating a pop-savvy, ready-radio melody and his emotive delivery that will have a mass appeal.” ArjanWrites

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Friday
Jun242011

Tricked Out Country - Where Country Meets Jazz

Despite the roots all three share as rich tributaries of great American music, there have been few instances in which country, jazz, and pop rock have successfully come together within one band. It just seems like an impossible fit: corralling Stetson-hatted cowboys, cool-blowing jazzmen, and funky rock players into a single cohesive project, one that seamlessly blends these very distinct styles. It seems impossible, that is, until you’ve heard Tricked Out Country.

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Thursday
Jun232011

Grooveshark and Rocket Science Announce Artist Focused Partnership

Grooveshark, the fastest growing on-demand music service in the world, has partnered with Rocket Science, the premiere label services engine, to identify and provide support to artists who are having noteworthy success on the Grooveshark platform. Combining Grooveshark’s significant user base and promotional capabilities with Rocket Science’s storied history of music marketing, this collaboration is an attempt to provide a case study for artists who are looking for a non-traditional strategy to build their careers.

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Wednesday
Jun222011

Machine Man the Movie Songwriting Competition

Check out this great opportunity to submit for a great cause! http://machinemanthemovie.com/song_contest.php

Get $10 off by entering MMKLJ at checkout!

Thursday
Jun162011

BBox: Brooklyn’s New Community Radio Station: Call for Entries!

Hi Music Think Tank, We are BBox Radio, a new community-powered platform and internet station broadcasting from NYC’s creative center: Brooklyn! Take a look at our Call for Entries — we’re asking everyone in and around the borough to help us reinvent radio! The idea is to create something new, expressive and decidedly LOCAL, yet global in reach. We hope you can help us spread the word! Visit BBoxRadio.com for more information and let us know if you have any questions. We’ll keep you tuned in. Love, BBox Radio

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Wednesday
Jun152011

Defining 'success' and 'failure'

A lot of people have a warped and narrow-minded perception of what success and failure are. These terms are far too difficult to quantify and should be used with care.

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Wednesday
Jun152011

THESTAGE.TV ANNOUNCES THE NEW SPOTLIGHT PLAYER 

TheStage.tv, “the World’s OPEN MIC”, today announced the availability of its new Spotlight Player, the first video player that lets audience members donate money, buy music and share performances of their favorite TheStage.tv artists – all within a video player that artists can place anywhere on their website or social media fanpage.

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Wednesday
Jun152011

The New DIY Musician’s Manifesto (What Did I Miss?)

What would you add to this list?

I will not blindly chase a record deal

I will never send music to anyone who has not asked for it

I will work on new music for an hour everyday

I know there is no such thing as “genius” but just people who have put in 10,000 hours of effort

I will treat my fans like royalty

I will build my mailing list everyday

I will never undersell my art and let people take advantage of me

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Monday
Jun132011

Social Media Tools - Live Music Event Marketing

An overwhelming abundance of live show promotion tools, created a bit of a fatigue in the independent artist community. This is NOT one of those facebook apps which make your life difficult and clutter your profile. Thrillcall is the fastest growing live event database on the web. Their mission is to make sense of the live show data clutter on the web and provide live music fans with the best quality data out there. They have also accumulated a large knowledgebase of live event marketing Do’s and Dont’s. From this very knowledgebase comes their latest creation the Thrillcall Nucleus

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Monday
Jun132011

Little Known Tactics for Greater Touring Profits

For many independent artists organizing do-it-yourself tours, a common question  is, “How can we make more money on tour?” One of the simplest methods: by spending less. Here are some ways you can cut your expenses while on tour which leaves room for more profit.

Whether you’re planning a national, international, or regional tour the goals are the same: earn income while promoting yourself in a familiar or new territory. Reaching out to fans and connecting personally at your concerts are the keys to gaining a dedicated fan base and generating buzz around your band. Admittedly, while overall comfort plays a key role in combatting tour fatigue and  maintaining performance levels, sometimes comfort isn’t an option. If tour expenses are outweighing guarantees, try implementing some of these cost-cutting  travel techniques tailored for the DIY, self-booking independent artist. 

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Wednesday
Jun082011

Music Career Interviews: Matthew Ebel

Chris Rockett of the Music Marketing Website interviews d.i.y. hero Matthew Ebel. Make sure you visit Ebel’s website and subscribe to what he’s doing…not only will you get some great music but you’ll also witness a masterclass in how to pay your rent with your musical talent.

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