Stream-age kicks: Is Spotify a musician’s friend or foe? – Features – Music – The Independent

Last month, monsters of rock Metallica put their considerable back catalogue on Spotify. It was a landmark day not just for metal fans and partygoers with a sudden urge to headbang, but also in the history of the war between the sheriffs of the traditional music industry and the once wild west of internet music consumption.

I’ve personally dabbled in Spotify but after reading this I’ll be thinking of jumping into it a little bit more 🙂

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10 Reasons Why You’re Losing Your Facebook Fans

Maybe you haven’t followed “The Rule of 4 C’s”– consistently create compelling content!

Hmmm, I must take some notice of this article 🙂

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10 Choices You Will Regret in 10 Years

“If only…”  These two words paired together create one of the saddest phrases in the English language.

Here are ten choices that ultimately lead to this phrase of regret, and how to elude them:

This is an awesome article. There is nothing worse than regret, don’t let it happen to you.

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MTV Announces “Artist To Watch” Music Discovery Campaign – hypebot

MTV has unveiled a new list that they call simply “MTV Artist to Watch”, a new artist / music discovery initiative and campaign that spans across all of MTV’s television channels and web presences

A good sign by the once huge music video channel that they’re putting some of their focus back into music again 🙂

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Relaunched Myspace Is a Success as Music Service — But As a Social Network? We’ll See

The redesigned Myspace finally opened up to the public Tuesday. A year and a half in the works, the site is both a social network and a music discovery destination.

I’m on it, people I know are on it but there’s talk that the new MySpace might be just a pretty looking white elephant. What do you think?

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Why You Should Give Yourself Permission to Screw Up

So how can you motivate yourself to approach new challenges with confidence and energy, without fear of making mistakes?  The answer is simple, though perhaps a little counterintuitive:  Give yourself permission to screw-up.

This is an article that I can directly relate to. How about you? Do you give yourself permission to screw up?

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10 Ways David Bowie Managed to Keep His New Album Secret for TWO YEARS

People are still shocked at last week’s surprise reappearance of David Bowie after almost ten years of radio silence. How could he, one of the most legendary musicians of all time, manage to keep such a project secret for so long?

I just can’t wait to hear more of David Bowie’s next CD 🙂

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