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July 27, 2017

The New Song Release Schedule Explained

song release schedule

Our current Music 4.0 world requires new thinking regarding song releases. Here’s an excerpt from my Music 4.1 Internet Music Guidebook that outlines the new release schedule and it’s benefits. “If we go back to the ’50s, vinyl singles had a notoriously fast manufacturing turnaround time, despite the labor-intensive process required to make a vinyl […]

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Streaming Services Per Stream Payouts Compared

per stream payouts

Trying to figure out exactly how much a streaming service pays per stream is a moving target, since there are so many variables involved. That said, an interesting chart from Information Is Beautiful tries to average it all out to come out up with the current royalty payouts from each. Keep in mind that this […]

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17 Time Grammy Winning Engineer Benny Faccone On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Benny Faccone

Engineer Benny Faccone has won 17 Grammys for his work with Mana, Ricky Martin, Santana and Luis Miguel among many others, and I talked to him about that in depth way back in podcast #5. This time we discuss something that everyone can relate to – building your home studio. The difference with Benny is […]

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The Top 20 Jobs Mentioned In Song Lyrics

top 20 jobs

Most songwriters try to be as inventive as possible but more often than not they fall into repeating patterns that were previously successful. This is demonstrated in a new study from Zippia that analyzed the counts from the musiXmatch Dataset, an official collection of lyrics from the Million Song Dataset. The company, which helps recent college grads […]

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SoundCloud Being Archived By Indie Programmers

Archive Team

With the status of SoundCloud up in the air, artists everywhere are wondering what’s going to happen to their files if the whole thing blows up. The good news is that about 150 volunteer programmers calling themselves the Archive Team are taking action to make sure that none of the precious files are lost. The organization […]

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Orchestral Engineer Michael Bishop On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Michael Bishop

Michael Bishop has been recording orchestras all over the world for a long time, first as chief engineer for the famed Telarc label, and now with his own Five Four Productions. Along the way he’s won 10 Grammy’s as well as a slew of other awards for his excellence. Michael’s my guest on this week’s […]

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Mojave Audio President Dusty Wakeman On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Dusty Wakeman

Dusty Wakeman has had a great career as a bass player, producer, engineer and studio owner, and we discussed all that with him way back on Episode #9. He’s now the president of condenser mic maker Mojave Audio, and on the latest episode (#169) we had a nice discussion about not only how the company […]

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You’re Wrong If You Thought Pop Was The Most Listened To Music Genre

BuzzAngle Pop Music

If you listen to the radio much you might think that Pop music is by far the most listened to music by U.S. music consumers. That supposition is wrong, however, according to the latest figures by BuzzAngle, a relatively new metrics company that is quietly been surpassing the standard Nielsen Music thanks to its more […]

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