Passing Final Hurdle, Sony’s Deal for EMI Publishing Is Approved by U.S.

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: The Next Social Frontier for Music

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

Seven Hidden Costs To Managing A Successful Band

<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

Band Seeking $21 Million Through Kickstarter To Record Folk Album On The Moon

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

Bobby Owsinski’s Big Picture Production Blog: 7 Tips For A Better Rehearsal

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