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Eric Gaskell Talks Graphene Audio And DIY On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Eric Gaskell

My guest on this week’s podcast is Eric Gaskell, who’s really an interesting guy. He started in the business as a violin player, but soon took a left turn into audio electronics that led to a Phd from McGill University. While teaching at McGill, he noticed that there were no good high-quality mic preamp kits […]

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Does Music Piracy Still Exist Even In The Age Of Streaming?

streaming music piracy

Streaming seems to have wiped out music piracy, but not according to the IFPI. The global recording industry organization claims that piracy is still alive and well but just in another form. While illegal downloads dominated piracy a few years ago, now it’s attributed to stream ripping (illegally saving music while streaming it). Here’s a chart […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 5/26/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on May 26th, 2017. There’s a lot of social media news this week, but some on Pandora too (and it’s not too good). Let’s get into it. Pandora is suffering from “fake listener syndrome.” Two-thirds of its listeners do so at home, and they’re frequently not even in […]

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Engineer Eric “Mixerman” Sarafin On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Eric Mixerman Serafin

Engineer Eric Sarafin has had great success with artists like The Pharcyde, Tone Loc, Ben Harper, Lifehouse, Barenaked Ladies, Amy Grant, and Foreigner, among many others. He’s a great engineer/producer, and certainly deserves all the accolades that he’s received for that, but you might know him better for his writing under the name of Mixerman. […]

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The Major Labels Make $9000 Every Minute From Streaming

$9000 every minute from the Music 3.0 blog

For those that said that streaming revenue would never replace that from CDs there’s this – According to a study done by Music Business Worldwide, the major labels made around $9000 every minute from streaming in the first quarter of 2017. To put it into perspective, that means $540,000 per hour and $12.5 million every day! If […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 5/19/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on May 19th, 2017. The big news in the streaming world again this week, and once again, some of it is not good. Let’s get into it. Apple to stop exclusives. After much negative feedback from the industry, it looks like it has backed off. Jimmy Iovine thinks […]

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May 18, 2017

Here’s Why An Artist Shouldn’t Trust Your Online Presence To A Social Network

artist online presence

Many artists are tempted to just rely on a Facebook or Tumblr page as the main online point of contact, but that strategy can have a number of unforeseen problems. Here’s an excerpt from my Social Media Promotion For Musicians book that explains why an artist’s online presence should be more than on social networks. […]

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Americans Are Consuming More Radio Than Ever

SiriusXM in-dash radio

There may not be as much money in radio as there once was, but the evidence mounts that people in the U.S. are consuming more of it than ever before. Better still, the trend shows no sign of slowing down. According to data from Edison Research, the percentage of Americans 12 years of age or older […]

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