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DIY Hip Hop – 7 Hip Hop Crews Reinventing The Industry Wheel In 2012

Posted by Muammar Reed on July 15, 2012
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HipHopDx

“The music industry is in a constant state of flux. The business model for a successful career changes quite frequently, and in Hip Hop it’s even more frequent. Rappers turn into entrepreneurs as soon as the game starts, and find new and innovative ways to make a dollar and a movement. In 2012, we witnessed this new era of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Hip Hop really take form.”

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Elvis Presley to be virtually resurrected

Posted by Muammar Reed on June 10, 2012
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Reuters

“Elvis Presley, the late king of rock’n'roll, is to be virtually resurrected, following in the footsteps of a hologram of late rapper Tupac Shakur, production company Digital Domain Media Group said on Wednesday.”

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What All Content Marketers Can Learn From ‘South Park’

Posted by Muammar Reed on June 10, 2012
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Forbes

“This week, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone added a new video game to their list of productions, launching “South Park: The Stick of Truth” at Microsoft‘s E3 event in LA. How have they done it? And what can marketers learn from the amazing run of South Park? A number of things for starters.”

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How Streaming Music Will Change Culture… for the Better

Posted by Muammar Reed on June 10, 2012
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Evolver.fm

“The rise of the iPod and iTunes made it harder for labels to pack long-playing albums with subpar “filler” tracks. It also made it easier for music fans to fall for a hit single for the low price of 99 cents, arguably exacerbating the tendency of artists to impress a fan for only long enough for them to click “buy.”

That landscape is changing.”

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Ways to Generate Demand & Drive Traffic to YOUR Music

Posted by linnac on June 05, 2012
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Music Think Tank

“A general rule of commerce is this: You cannot demand money until you have generated demand, or at the very least, the perception of demand. And a sure way to generate demand is by using a loss leader. ”

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How the Weinsteins Beat ‘Soul Man’ Singer Sam Moore in an Important Lawsuit

Posted by Muammar Reed on June 02, 2012
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The Hollywood Reporter

“Moore brought the lawsuit in 2009 alleging that the film about two African-American soul singers was a thinly veiled rip-off of his part in the popular Memphis Soul singing duo Sam & Dave, whose hits included the 1967 song “Soul Man.”

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The Struggles of Self-Managed Artists

Posted by Muammar Reed on June 02, 2012
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Think Like A Label

“It seems puzzling that, at a time when more artists are acting as their own managers, others in the industry aren’t supportive of this. For whatever reason, many in the music industry operate under the antiquated presupposition that, if an artist is talented and/or professional, they will have a manager outside of the band who represents their interests. This may have been a logical train of thought thirty years ago, perhaps even ten years ago, but not in 2012.”

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Radio Industry, Losing Clout in Music Discovery

Posted by Muammar Reed on June 02, 2012
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Audio Graphics

“Positive reinforcement is the way most psychologists will tell you to approach improvement. And it would be nice to voice words of encouragement, relative to how the radio industry moves towards digital. Trouble is, it’s difficult to put your finger on anything that broadcast radio has done well in the move to online.”

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U.S. Chamber Releases State Intellectual Property Jobs Study

Posted by Muammar Reed on June 02, 2012
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Global Intellectual Property Center

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) released today the results of its state intellectual property (IP) jobs study, conducted by NDP Consulting. The report, titled IP Creates Jobs for America, breaks down how IP contributes to each state’s economy, including data on jobs, output, wages, and exports.”

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Are Music Fans Craving Exclusivity?

Posted by Muammar Reed on June 02, 2012
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HypeBot

“Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll most likely be familiar with Amanda Palmer’s impressive KickStarter campaign (she’s raised over $750,000 through the crowd-funding platform). At risk of being ‘one more to add to the list’, I want to focus on what we can learn from her and what the success of her campaign suggests to me about how music fans are showing cravings for exclusivity.”

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