Any touring musician knows that one of the very worst aspects (aside from the lukewarm, 2am truck-stop pies) is having to check your outrageously expensive musical instrument, then rattle nervously through a flight wondering if that twenty-thousand-dollar violin that is vital to your income is bouncing around the luggage compartment, on its way to a different city, or lost forever.
via Jetstar expands their musician-friendly baggage policy | The Music Network.
NB: AWESOME! I wonder if Qantas and Virgin will follow suit?
This is the most comprehensive digital distribution comparison piece on the web. By far. I checked. Who is the best digital distributor? Read on…
via Aris Take: CD Baby, Tunecore, Ditto, Mondotunes or Reverbnation.
NB: Personally I use CD Baby and have had no problems whatsoever. This is a fantastic comparison piece. What do you think?
The poker machine was once hailed as the money spinner that helped keep pubs afloat. But a new breed of young publicans is rebelling against the pokie dollar, saying gambling has no place in their spruced-up watering holes.
via Good Food – Poker machines rejected as pubs vote for food and fun.
NB: Let’s hope that some of this attitude spreads to Adelaide. Love to see some more publicans take on this stance 🙂
What is a fan worth? Its a an increasingly complex and important question to answer; particularly with a myriad revenue streams, free or freemium the new normal and underwhelming payments from streaming. Music sales and marketing platform Topspin has launched a new feature to try to provide the answer; and their data shows just how much the value of each fan varies from artist to artist.
via Whats A Fan Worth? Topspin Shares New Data, Launches Average Value Of A Fan – hypebot.
NB: This is an important thing to think about here. How much is one of your fans worth to you?
A Sydney inner-west venue is celebrating turning a profit today for the first time since ditching pokies for live music, with the Club President describing it as a “rock’n’roll” recovery.
via Sydney Venue Celebrates Profit After Ditching Pokies For Live Music ♫ Latest news at theMusic.com.au.
NB: I’m sure that this kind of thing can happen in Adelaide as well. Power to live music and the community at large 🙂
I’m a big fan of music, and use it a lot when working, but I had no idea about how it really affects our brains and bodies. Since music is such a big part of our lives, I thought it would be interesting and useful to have a look at some of the ways we react to it without even realizing.
via 8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains – The Buffer Blog.
NB: More proof that music is good for you (Part 2)
Science is beginning to study music as a new way to understand human pleasure, according to Discovery.com. Music triggers the same happiness chemical dopamine as sex, drugs, gambling and food. Music creates emotional arousal and causes changes in a person’s heart rate, pulse and breathing rate.
via How Music Makes You Happy || Dotted Music.
NB: Some more proof that music is good for you 🙂