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

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 … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley to be virtually resurrected

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.” Full Article…

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What All Content Marketers Can Learn From ‘South Park’

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 … Continue reading

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How Streaming Music Will Change Culture… for the Better

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 … Continue reading

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Ways to Generate Demand & Drive Traffic to YOUR Music

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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The Struggles of Self-Managed Artists

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 … Continue reading

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Radio Industry, Losing Clout in Music Discovery

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 … Continue reading

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U.S. Chamber Releases State Intellectual Property Jobs Study

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 … Continue reading

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Are Music Fans Craving Exclusivity?

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 … Continue reading

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