The Federal Trade Commission has approved the $2.2 billion sale of EMI Music Publishing to an investor group led by Sony, the agency announced on Friday morning. With that clearance, the sale is expected to close later in the day. via mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com Record companies and publishers are still swallowing up each other… This is further… Read More Passing Final Hurdle, Sony’s Deal for EMI Publishing Is Approved by U.S.
Pinterest is steadily growing out of the stereotype that it’s just for sharing recipes and planning weddings. The social scrapbook already plays a central role in the social media strategies of visual artists, publishers and certain types of businesses. Now, with the addition of features for pinning music and video, musicians are catching on. via… Read More Pinterest: The Next Social Frontier for Music
Just take a look at the webpage/social media pages of any musicians or bands that are not successful. AND DON’T DO WHAT THEY ARE DOING! via howtosellyourmusiconline.co.uk Knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing what to do when it comes to marketing your music
Choosing a career path that follows your artistic passion means that you have become a business. Interestingly, many artists don’t think of it as such. They think they are just doing what they like, following their dream or maybe working for themselves. via flyingsolo.com.au Artists need to treat their passion as a business if it… Read More The business of being an artist
<blockquote class=’posterous_medium_quote’>Unfortunately, managing a (financially) successful band requires more than talent, drive and hard work. Of course you’ve probably set aside money for future recording costs — or at least thought about saving up money to record. However, if you actually plan to make money from a career in music, there are some other costs… Read More Seven Hidden Costs To Managing A Successful Band
Now, some clever person has figured out how to help Facebook users identify their friends who have Liked Nickelback, purportedly to make them easier to unfriend. A simple Facebook link identifies fans of “page_id=6248267085″ on Facebook. via evolver.fm Watch out all you Nickelback lovers… I’m after YOU! 🙂
The story of the moment in music business land is a post by NPR intern Emily White, and a reply post by independent musician David Lowery. Below are excerpts and my commentary. via wesleyverhoeve.com An interesting and very balanced review of the current argument going around the internets at the moment by Wesley Verhoeve 🙂
Jim McKenzie’s dream album is a concept so far fetched, he’s taking it to the Moon and back, literally. Representing the group Stuff Monsters Like, he has announced that he will be taking donations through Kickstart to fund his project of recording a folk album Lunar Aid 1985, with the key point of difference being… Read More Band Seeking $21 Million Through Kickstarter To Record Folk Album On The Moon
Regardless of where you’re at in the musical food chain, rehearsals are an essential part of your life. One of the major differences between a pro and an amateur is in rehearsal technique. Here’s a quick checklist to make those rehearsals go a little smoother so you can get a lot more accomplished via bobbyowsinski.blogspot.com.au… Read More Bobby Owsinski’s Big Picture Production Blog: 7 Tips For A Better Rehearsal
Despite the shift to single-serve music culture, there remains a significant group of fans who want something more from their digital music. Listeners who yearn for a more tactile and immersive experience that helps them delve deeper into their music as if it were being served via an LP. To date, there have been some… Read More Does The Digital Album Have A Future?