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… Read More Jetstar expands their musician-friendly baggage policy | The Music Network
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… Read More Which One? CD Baby, Tunecore, Ditto, Mondotunes or Reverbnation
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… Read More Poker machines rejected as pubs vote for food and fun
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… Read More Whats A Fan Worth? Topspin Shares New Data, Launches Average Value Of A Fan
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… Read More Sydney Venue Celebrates Profit After Ditching Pokies For Live Music
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… Read More 8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains
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.… Read More How Music Makes You Happy
The biggest problem with Australian music is that its own government will not financially support it, so says one of Australia’s biggest and most influential music industry figures. via Government Wont Support Australian Music, Says Michael Gudinski. NB: Very interesting article this. I always love Michael Gudinski’s way of saying what is on his mind.