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Tuesday
Jun092015

Wurrly: New Singing App. If You Have A Voice, Don't Save It For The Shower

Wurrly is a free app that transforms your smartphone into an on-the-go music studio with a fully customizable recording artist experience. Wurrly enables you to choose a song you love, customize it (by key, tempo and instrumentation), then record and share quickly and easily. Wurrly recognizes that a song should never be one size fits all so we celebrate your unique individuality.

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Tuesday
Jun092015

Participate in Research - Record labels

Hello - 

I’m conducting research for a PhD application on revenue diversification beyond recorded music among independent record labels. If you own or work for an indie label, would you take a few moments to run through the survery below? There will be a drawing for $10 amazon.com gift card when the survey concludes.

https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5ak1Qf5xCSAo8yV

 

 

* James Bort co-owns bettyElm Records and aspires to be research faculty in an entrepreneurship departmnet.

Monday
Jun012015

Audiam, AdRev, and YouTube Content ID

Someone is using your song in their video, and they didn’t ask. What do you do?

You could tell them to remove it, or even report it to YouTube. It wouldn’t make you any friends, but you’d most certainly be within your rights.

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Sunday
May312015

Smashing the Music Industry

Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins frontman, believes that the music business model is outdated and takes advantage of artists. Corgan said, “The music business is mostly run by feckless idiots who do not subscribe to the normal tenets of capitalism which when they do, the business tends to work out well and stars tend to rise to the top, everybody benefits, but it is still a parochial business. It is run by thiefdoms way behind the times technologically.”

 

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Saturday
May302015

Music & Fashion Pt Deux 

In our last blog about Music & Fashion, we highlighted how these two elements can come together to make a powerful force in the entertainment and fashion industries. You can take that on and allow yourself as an indie artist to be a part of that force. Today, music artists are setting the latest fashion trends. Consumers are being inspired by what today’s hottest artists are wearing on red carpets, interviews, appearances, concerts, and even on their social media during random outings. Some wardrobe choices are only meant for the stage however, fans are constantly wondering, “What are they wearing? How can I get it?” This blog can go for up & coming fashion moguls as well. You want your clothes to have more exposure in your industry, team up with a great artist to help build that brand. Gain their fans as future customers.

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Friday
May292015

Sell Your Music (with No Competition) - CustomComposing.com

My name is Aaron Billings. I am also known as the Custom Music Guy.
I have created a revolutionary website and system that helps composers turn their dream of creating music for a living into a reality.
In fact, I ran some numbers about how likely it is for one composer’s work to be chosen when a music sale is made. And these are the results that I found:

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Tuesday
May262015

SongCat™ Forges Ahead With New Alliances: Partners With Grammy-Winning Engineer Miles Walker and the Annual ‘International Songwriting Competition’

Groundbreaking song demo and music production studio assists songwriters & musicians in delivering radio-ready tracks

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Sunday
May102015

Music Industry Icon: Hilly Kristal

315 Bowery was never the same thanks to Hilly Kristal. Kristal changed the Punk scene in 1973 and never looked back. The place to be was Country, Bluegrass, Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers, better known as CBGB. This biker bar turned music club came to life with the likes of The Ramones, Blondie, Patti Smith, and the Talking Heads.

 

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Friday
May082015

BRASH! - A Music Marketing Blog

BRASH! – A Music Marketing Blog is designed to provide artists with knowledge of music marketing as well as various trends and hot topics within the Music Industry. The goal of BRASH! is to provide a different point of view on specific topics along with providing ideas for different avenues available to take in music career endeavors. This blog also give Indie Artists a chance to gain press by highlighting/featuring them with an exclusive interview in the “BRASH! Artist Spotlight” segment. Readers will have the ability to provide feedback as well as subscribe to interact and stay informed.

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Thursday
May072015

Meet the digital love-child of MTV and Rolling Stone magazine

My team and I run an indie music blog that we’re turning into a streaming service & indie zine — sort of a digital love-child of MTV and Rolling Stone magazine. We’re doing everything radically different, starting with a financial model that makes digital work for artists (instead of the other way around).

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Wednesday
May062015

JES Debuts ThingLink Interactive Video with iTunes Store Inside Facebook Timeline

Magik Muzik recording artist JES has debuted ThingLink’s new interactive video format inside Facebook Timeline. Bands, labels and producers can use ThingLink to add music discovery, movie rentals, stores and call to action to the surface of any Facebook, YouTube or Brightcove video.

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Thursday
Apr302015

Signal, Noise, & Facebook Newsgroups

Over the past couple of years Facebook Groups have really risen to prominence as a way to get the word out about creative work. Unfortunately they have also proliferated to the point they are hard to keep track of & many have been so inundated by promotional posts that they are no longer useful. So I made this spreadsheet to help sort through things.

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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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