U.S. One Of 4 Countries That Doesn’t Pay Artists For Radio Airplay

Car Radio

Radio is still a big part of an artist’s success, but did you know that an artist doesn’t get paid for radio airplay in the United States? Songwriters get paid from money collected from broadcasters by ASCAP, BMI or SESAC, but there’s no mechanism in place for an artist to get paid for the same airplay. […]

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Branding For Musicians Quick Overview

Branding For Musicians

Last summer I was a thought-leader at David Cutler’s wonderful SAVVY Musician program at the University of South Carolina, which is basically a mini-MBA program for musicians. The program not only teaches you have to think like an entrepreneur, but produce results as well. Here’s a brief branding outline that I gave while there, which […]

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March 23, 2016

Twitter Can’t Get Young Users

Twitter not for Gen Z

If you’re an artist or in a band then you’re probably on social media to reach your existing fans and to expand your fanbase. There’s a problem though, in that it’s getting a lot harder to do that, especially with the biggest social platforms available. This is especially evident with Twitter, which still has 320 […]

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Former Taylor Swift Manager Rick Barker On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Rick Barker and Taylor Swift

This week’s guest on my Inner Circle Podcast is Rick Barker, who helped launch the career of Taylor Swift as her first manager. In the interview, Rick provides an overview of how Taylor became such a huge star, and gives us some insights into how the music business has changed since she hit the scene. […]

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