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Monthly Archives: November 2016

How We Listen To Music In Our Cars

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Once upon a time the only way to hear music while driving was through the radio. Of course you were at the mercy of the station of what you were listening to, but thanks to the 8 track tape, cassette tape, and then the CD player, you could personalize your listening experience. Today there are […]

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November 29, 2016

Engineer Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Jordan DJ Swivel Young

If you listen to music on the radio at all, you’ve surely heard The Chainsmoker’s “Closer,” as it’s been #1 for a number of weeks. Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young mixed the song and he’s going to talk about that mix and much more on Episode #137 of my Inner Circle Podcast. Jordan has also worked […]

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November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving

To all my friends and readers, I wish you a happy holiday. I truly appreciate your support and I am humbled and honored that you take the time out of your busy day to read my musings. It’s a good day to take some time off, eat a nice meal, have a cocktail and watch some […]

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If You Want To Reach Music Fans, Go To Instagram

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Nielsen has just completed a study analyzing the habits and lifestyles of U.S. music listeners on Instagram, and the results show that if you want want to reach music lovers, that’s one of the best platforms to use for promotion. What was determined? First of all, Instagram users are huge music fans, and show it with their […]

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November 22, 2016

Jay Clark Of EarPeace, Vinyl Piracy, And THX For Tours On Episode #136 Of My Inner Circle Podcast

Jay Clark EarPeace

Hearing protection is important for everyone, not just for us in the music business. We’re constantly assaulted by damaging sounds, and too frequently don’t have ear plugs when we need them. While there’s a lot of great protection products out there, Jay Clark felt there was something missing and come up with EarPeace, a new […]

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November 21, 2016

Metallica Reverses Course And Uploads Its New Album For Free On YouTube

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Well, this may seem odd. Metallica has uploaded all 10 songs of its latest album Hardwired….To Self-Destruct to its YouTube channel. That means that fans can get the album online for free. Wasn’t Metallica the band that lead the charge against Napster way back when, making a case against free online music? And isn’t the band’s management, Q-Prime, […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 11/18/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of November 18th, 2016. Lots on the legal front this week, and streaming news is back strong again. Let’s get into it. The Justice Department wants BMI to collect fees in a different way. It asked for “full work licenses” where all songwriters must agree to a license, but […]

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Do Playlists Make It Harder To Break An Artist?

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A record label would love to break an artist after one release or album, but that’s getting more and more difficult these days according to One Direction’s manager Will Bloomfield. One of the reasons is that the industry is breaking songs now, and not artists at all, almost without even realizing it. This is thanks to […]

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November 15, 2016

Engineer Mark Linett On Episode #135 Of My Inner Circle Podcast

Mark Linett

Grammy-winning engineer Mark Linett certainly has an interesting background. From stints at the famed Sunset Sound and Warner Bros Amigo Studios, to work with Brian Wilson, Rikki Lee Jones, Los Lobos, Michael McDonald and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, he’s seen it all. But that’s only the start. Mark owns one of the coolest studios […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 11/11/16

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of November 11th, 2016. The news was rather slow this week, probably due to the election. That said, there’s still plenty of news, especially on the record label front. Let’s get into it. Universal Music’s streaming revenue has topped $1 billion this year already. And streaming is just getting […]

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November 10, 2016

Understanding Your Fanbase

Understanding Your Fanbase

Your place in our current music world is totally dependent upon the development, care, and feeding of your fanbase, and this excerpt from my Music 4.1 Internet Music Guidebook will help you better understand your audience so you can grow it. First of all, understand that your core fans or “tribe” is only a piece of […]

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