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September 22, 2017

YouTube Kills Its Paid Channels But Ads Sponsorships

YouTube sponsorships

Chances are that you haven’t utilized the paid subscription feature on your YouTube channel or even considered it. The chances are also pretty high that you don’t pay to subscribe to another YouTube channel either. That’s one of the reasons why the service is now killing that feature – it’s no use having if people […]

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YouTube Has Found A Way To Pay Even Less

YouTube advertising algorithm

YouTube has constantly been at odds with the recorded music industry for its meager payouts, and now it’s found a way to even cut the payout on some of its biggest content creators in areas other than music as well. The video service recently started using artificial intelligence tools to flag offensive videos on the platform […]

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Facebook Goes After YouTube With The Money Card

Facebook licensing money

If there was ever evidence that Facebook wants to take YouTube down, it’s with the report that the company has offered the music industry a boatload of money for music licenses so that its users can use popular music on their videos without legal repercussions. Ever since Facebook video was launched in 2015, the social […]

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DIY Recording Equipment’s Peterson Goodwyn On My Latest Podcast

Peterson Goodwyn

We all like really great audio gear, but many of us (especially when you’re first starting out) can’t afford it. One saving grace is that there are now many companies that provide kits so you can build the analog gear you need, and one of these is DIY Recording Equipment. This week I have the […]

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Facebook Acquires Source3 To Take Another Step Towards Music

Source3 acquired by Facebook

Music hasn’t been a huge priority on the Facebook platform until now, but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes to make you think that it will be in the future. The latest move in that direction involves Facebook acquiring rights management startup Source3, which specializes in analyzing branded intellectual property in user-generated content. But […]

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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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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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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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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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