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Why Musicians Need More Than Viral Videos to Succeed

Mashable “Corgan, who’s no stranger to controversy, believes that the music industry is currently structured to prevent artists from achieving the type of success his band enjoyed. In fact, Corgan doesn’t believe the Pumpkins could achieve the success they have, … Continue reading

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How Artists Get Paid for Internet Radio: SoundExchange

The Huffington Post “SoundExchange has been collecting performance royalties for sound recordings since 1995. To give a little background, most people in the U.S. are aware of entities like ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. For decades those groups have collected performance … Continue reading

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How to Begin a Career in the Music Industry: Advice to the graduating class of 2012

Music Think Tank “Your goal as you enter the music industry should not be to find a job, but rather to develop a career. Getting your first job will be a byproduct of this process, but jobs are temporary and … Continue reading

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Drowning? The iTunes Store Now Has 28 Million Songs…

Digital Music News “The content glut keeps getting worse, not better, and this is now a very serious challenge for artists of all levels. Because even musicians that make incredible music are finding themselves drowned, undiscovered, and frustrated by statistics … Continue reading

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Turn Your CD Into A Marketing Tool

Music Think Tank “What most bands do not know is that the CD packaging can be a good marketing tool. If you believe in the marketing power of the CD and you want to exhaust its marketing potential, here are … Continue reading

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DJs Battle For Dance Music Dominance in U.S.

Reuters “The explosion of electronic dance music in the U.S. has thrust DJs into the spotlight, but with great power comes great responsibility as they strive to stay fresh and maintain quality as demand for their skills rise.” Full Article…

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Music Deals Could Transform Digital Market

National Journal “As the Justice Department presses forward with its lawsuit filed last week against Apple and two publishers for allegedly colluding to raise prices and manipulate the evolving market for digital books, the nation’s other antitrust regulator is weighing … Continue reading

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The Collected Wisdom of Dick Clark, 1929-2012

Esquire “Memories and lessons of one of television’s most iconic hosts, excerpted from interviews and speeches over the years” Full Article…

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ASCAP Expo 2012: Writers Signing Writers

Defend Sound There is a new phenomenon in the music industry where writers are signing other writers.  Moderator (Sue Drew-ASCAP) of “The New Publishers:  Writers Signing Writers” panel asked Toby Gad (Songwriter, “If I Were A Boy”) why would a … Continue reading

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ASCAP Expo 2012: Protecting Your Assets

Defend Sound When touring, even smaller artists and bands should really think about buying insurance coverage.  Demille Halliburton (Managing Director – Music Pro Insurance) indicated that artists should definitely make sure their equipment is covered because stolen or broken equipment … Continue reading

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