Monthly Archives: April 2009

The More Things Change….

The More They Stay the Same, Music Piracy Edition (from Techdirt): Via Boing Boing comes this link to a NY Times article from 1897 (yes, you read that right, not 1987) about the struggle of the music industry against “pirates” … Continue reading

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Clear Channel Cuts Round 2

From ALL ACCESS: CLEAR CHANNEL has announced another major wave of staff reductions resulting in the loss of 590 positions, just over 3% of the company, focusing on positions in programming, on-air, engineering, information technology and business office posts such … Continue reading

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Nice Sales Week for Country

Rascal Flatts new album “Unstoppable” sold 351,000 in its initial week. It debuts at #1 in the Billboard Top 200 and is the trio’s fifth consecutive studio album to debut in the top five.  The most interesting number and the … Continue reading

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Increase your chances of finding a job

I’m always curious at strategies aimed at finding the work one loves to do.  Desired careers don’t typically just fall on your lap.  You have to identify what it is you want to do, pursue that work on your own, … Continue reading

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Booking Shows the Social Media Way

Although not utilized as much as they should be, house concerts are nothing new to the creative touring of new or emerging artists.  What is new is using Twitter to facilitate the set up and booking of a house-concert-based, social-media-driven … Continue reading

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Engaging Fans

I have posted articles and comments about how the artist should be engaging their fans more because of the simple fact that they can. With all of the technology and creative ideas that are spawning from it, artists, managers, and … Continue reading

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Can Free Music and Profits Coexist?

A recent article from The Tennessean: Sarah Sidwell, a 19-year-old freshman at Belmont University, loves listening to music but doesn’t buy it that often. Instead, she listens to top artists on Pandora, a free online radio station that she customizes … Continue reading

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