10 Fundamentals For Getting Along In Today’s Music Business

Music business fundamentals

So much has changed in the music industry over the last few years that affect an artist’s ability to be successful. Some of it is brand new and a result of the technology we use, while some of it is good common sense that’s been used over and over during the past decades of the […]

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Sony Music Folds RED Distribution Into The Orchard

The Orchard

Sometimes consolidation is a good thing, and that certainly looks like the case with Sony Music folding its RED distribution into its Orchard operation. The move is being made in the name of efficiency, and no jobs will be lost in the transition, which is unusual. This is actually happening on a worldwide basis as […]

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Singer/Songwriter And Tech Maven Beatie Wolfe On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Beatie Wolfe in Nokia Bell Labs Anechoic Chamber by Theo Watson (23)

Beatie Wolfe is an excellent singer/songwriter with 3 albums and an EP under her belt, but she’s also on the cutting edge of tech and how it’s incorporated into the musical experience. Beatie’s first album 8ight featured a unique 3D interactive album, her Montegu Square album featured a one-off musical jacket and the world’s first […]

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Arianna Grande’s Manchester Benefit Concert – It’s The Right Thing To Do

Arianna Grande

There was a time when music artists led the charge for social awareness, eschewing commercialism in favor of some greater public good. “Selling out,” was about the worst thing you could do during those days, and a quick way to become ostracized not only from fellow musicians, but a large portion of the music consuming public […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 6/2/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on June 2nd, 2017. This week isn’t so much about blockbuster news as it is about trends in the industry, especially streaming. I’m not so sure that all the trends are in the right direction, though. Let’s get into it. Drake beat a copyright infringement lawsuit. This is […]

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June 1, 2017

Does Your Website Contain A Gig Magnet?

Gig magnet

If you’re an artist or band, hopefully you have a website. If you do, you’re probably wondering if it actually helps you to get gigs. By itself, a good artist website can be an excellent introduction to any promoters checking you out, but there’s one section that’s more important than all others that’s usually overlooked […]

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May 31, 2017

10 Free Sites To Share Your Music On

share your music

Unless you’ve already got a hit, you’re still establishing your career, and that means getting your music in front of anyone who will listen. Unfortunately some artists are content to just use an aggregator like Tunecore, Distrokid or CD Baby and hope for the best. Music discovery is what it’s all about though, so the […]

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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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