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Your Social Media Marketing Guidebook

Fully updated second edition of Social Media Promotion For Musicians features everything you need to know to market yourself, your band, or your music online. Includes new chapters on Instagram and Streaming Music Playlist marketing!

Is The MP3 Era Coming To An End?

MP3 era

Reports are that Apple is moving up its timetable for killing the MP3 download from its iTunes Store to later this year. Originally the company was planning on next year for end-of-life, but have accelerated the schedule thanks to quickly declining sales and the unprecedented growth of music streaming. There has been no official announcement […]

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January 10, 2018

With Jimmy Iovine Leaving, A Look Back At What Apple Got For Its $3 Billion Purchase Of Beats

Jimmy Iovine

Reports from all over the Internet suggest that Jimmy Iovine will be leaving Apple shortly after the stock he received in the company’s 2014 acquisition of his previous enterprise, Beats Electronics, vests in August. There’s been no denial or even suggestion that the story isn’t true, so it prompts a retrospective question – What exactly […]

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Soundways CEO Gebre Waddell Guests On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Gebre Waddell

Gebre Waddell started in the music business as a mastering engineer from his Stonebridge Mastering in Memphis, but he’s always been into programming since he was a kid. He eventually turned that into a real business as co-founder and CEO of plugin developer Soundways. The company now offers a number of next generation plugins like […]

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Wixen Music Publishing Is Suing Spotify For $1.6 Billion

Wixen Music Publishing

Spotify’s legal team is going to be kept pretty busy for a while defending the company against a $1.6 billion (yes, with a B) lawsuit brought by the Wixen Music Publishing. The company licenses music from about 200 artists, including superstars Tom Petty, Neil Young, The Beach Boys, Donald Fagen, Stevie Nicks, Missy Elliott, and Janis […]

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Producer/Engineer Joel Hamilton On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Joel Hamilton

We begin the new year on the Podcast with 4 time Grammy-nominated producer/engineer/musician Joel Hamilton, who’s credits include the Black Keys, Iggy Pop, Elvis Costello, and Pretty Lights, among many others. Joel’s also a part owner of Studio G Brooklyn and a frequent speaker at conferences all over the world (you’ll know why when you […]

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January 1, 2018

Happy 2018!

Happy New Year 2018

I want to wish you a Happy New Year and a very prosperous 2018! May your life in the new year have the following: • Great success • Much love • Healthy relationships • Peak health • Time off to enjoy life • Positive thoughts • Lots of good food • Extreme creativity • And […]

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December 27, 2017

YouTube Gets New Licenses From Sony And Universal

YouTube license agreements

Both Sony Music and Universal Music Group are reported to have renewed their licensing deals with YouTube, which now means that the video platform now has all three major labels back in the fold after resigning Warner Music months ago. YouTube was operating under expired licenses with the majors for some time, but the new […]

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