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  • Soundation Studio in Google+ Hangouts Kicks Off Social Music Creation

    October 16, 2013 - no Comments

    62PowerFX Systems AB/ Stockholm, Oct. 14th, 2013 (ic MI News) – After Spotify and SoundCloud another small Swedish music tech company, PowerFX Systems, is hoping to impact the digital music world with their cloud-based music making app Soundation Studio for Google+ Hangouts.  Soundation combined with the multi-person video calling feature in Google+ Hangouts allows you to create or remix music with up to

  • Spotify: Music isn’t that Social

    December 8, 2012 - no Comments

    62The new features announced by music service Spotify on Thursday constitute its biggest and best product upgrade since launch, plugging its worst, most lingering hole with exciting aplomb after several unimpressive attempts. But, whilst the new functionality helps solve Spotify’s music discovery problem with features familiar to “social” platform users (and executes an enhanced version of iTunes’ recently-retired Ping service more effectively),

  • How Labels Screw Bands using Jurisdiction and Venue

    September 12, 2012 - no Comments

    62In this video entertainment lawyer Marty Frascogna describes how labels will using contract language to get one over on artists. This is a primary reason why artists are avoiding record labels and entertainment lawyers are recommending that you learn how to sell your music online. There are many ways, but specifically we are discussing Jurisdiction and Venue. It is possible to get

  • What Happens to your Digital Goods When you Die?

    September 10, 2012 - no Comments

    62With the proliferation of digitally distributed content, the question of ownership is always looming overhead. Part of that question is what happens to it all after you die. In the physical realm, any books, movies, games and music you purchase throughout your life can be left to your children and other heirs. Things aren’t so simple for ebooks and iTunes files that

  • What Seth Godin Can Teach The Music Industry – Part 2

    September 6, 2012 - no Comments

    62Social Media Strategist Ariel Hyatt interviewing Seth Godin on his new book We Are All Weird and what the music industry can learn about marketing and promotion from him. Part 2

  • What Seth Godin Can Teach The Music Industry – Part 1

    September 6, 2012 - no Comments

    62Social Media Strategist Ariel Hyatt interviewing Seth Godin on his new book We Are All Weird and what the music industry can learn about marketing and promotion from him. Part 1

  • Insane Clown Posse Reviews – Call Me Maybe

    August 29, 2012 - no Comments

    62Here’s ICP and their interesting comments about Carly Rae Jepsens’ “Call Me Maybe”

  • Name the guitar players

    August 28, 2012 - no Comments

    62Can you name the guitar players in this picture? Paste your answers in a comment. Highlight the paragraph to the left of the image to see the answers. 1) Frank Zappa 2) George Harrison 3) Slash 4) Jimi Hendrix 5) Keith Richards 6) Jimmy Page 7) Stevie Ray Vaughan 8) Eric Clapton 9) Mark Knopfler 10) Brian May 11) Johnny Ramone 12)

  • RECORDING A COVER SONG

    October 10, 2011 - no Comments

    62Recording a cover song can be a great marketing tool—providing artistic interpretation on a song that your audience may already be familiar with. A cover can also bring notoriety to your art from people who were previously unfamiliar with your work. However there are legal implications to covering a song even if you are giving it away for free. Copyright Basics Let’s

  • Radio Airplay 101 – Radio Compared To YouTube and MySpace, part 1

    June 25, 2011 - no Comments

    The newest (and by far the biggest) red herring to hit indie artists yet is here now. (A red herring is a "fake fix" to a problem, which distracts you from finding the real fix). What is it? YouTube and MySpace.

     

  • Give Your Fans What They Want – Free!

    August 19, 2008 - no Comments

    I'm having a little hit record right now. Well at least at radio, time will tell whether this song will really translate into sales. But at radio right now, as I write this, "Love & Paragraphs", my 5th solo album is at #2 with a bullet on the Radio & Records national contemporary jazz chart and #7 at Billboard. I am particularly chuffed (as we say in the UK) because as you might know, I started my own independent record label "Ultimate Vibe Recordings" (and no we are not looking to sign artists right now!) and to have some success whilst competing with major labels and established labels is quite an encouraging thing.

  • Songkick Launches New Concert Recommendation Site: Recommends live shows and provides one-click..

    May 18, 2008 - no Comments

    Songkick, a startup focused on providing resources and recommendations for live music performances, today unveiled the industry's first comprehensive live music recommendation site targeted at the live music events market. Songkick scans the web, blogosphere and a user's music library, and alerts users whenever a band that they like or may like is playing in their area. For every concert listed, Songkick provides one-click access to ticket vendors, providing convenient price comparison for music fans. (Billboard Publicity Wire Mar 18, 2008)

    Read the full story at http://billboard.prweb.com/releases/songkick/music/prweb786214.htm

  • Record labels: Survival Of The Fittest

    February 10, 2008 - no Comments

    We all know that the record business is in major transition, has been for a few years now. Still, major labels and independent labels are trying to figure out what the new model is. But the real problem with most labels is that they still want to be in 'big business'. This is the first real issue labels have got to deal with. Because CD sales are on the downturn, record labels are cutting back on staff (hence the EMI shake up recently). But I have my own opinion about this. I firmly believe any existing record label that has an office staff on salary is now doomed to fail. And the old model where labels had one or two successful acts in order to 'fund' 80% of their other failed acts, absolutely needs to go. Any label existing today thinking that this is something that even has a chance of working has its days numbered.

  • What is an ISRC Code?

    November 27, 2006 - no Comments

    An article about the ISRC code and how it is used. The ISRC code is a lot more common these days especially for Indie artists wanting to sell digital downloads.

  • What is Indie?

    November 25, 2006 - no Comments

    In popular music, indie music (from independent) is any of a number of genres, scenes, subcultures and stylistic and cultural attributes, characterised by perceived independence from commercial pop music and mainstream culture and an autonomous, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach.