Monthly Archives: November 2013

Jetstar expands their musician-friendly baggage policy | The Music Network

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?

Which One? CD Baby, Tunecore, Ditto, Mondotunes or Reverbnation

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?

Poker machines rejected as pubs vote for food and fun

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 🙂

Whats A Fan Worth? Topspin Shares New Data, Launches Average Value Of A Fan

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?

Sydney Venue Celebrates Profit After Ditching Pokies For Live Music

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 🙂

8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains

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)

How Music Makes You Happy

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 🙂