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Is YouTube and Chart Sensation Alex Day the Future of Music? - Forbes

Is YouTube and Chart Sensation Alex Day the Future of Music? - Forbes | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
Update: More on Alex Day's next big move When online star Alex Day got his first two music royalty checks for nearly $200k he had a choice to make.
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How To Choose The Best Digital Distributor For You - MTT - Music Think Tank

Part and parcel of getting your music out there into the world is ensuring that you can be found i...
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5 Music Industry Schemes That Still Exploit Artists

5 Music Industry Schemes That Still Exploit Artists | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
Are you an unsigned, developing artist, or someone looking to get into the business.  Then beware of the music industry's most common traps and schemes.
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Eddie Triple B Lee's curator insight, March 9, 5:26 PM

I think everyone has heard about how shady the music industry is. I ran across this topic and found it interesting how people try to get over on one another for money. I know many inspiring artists including myself so this article does raise awareness.

Eddie Triple B Lee's curator insight, March 9, 6:12 PM

I think everyone has heard about how shady the music industry is. I ran across this topic and found it interesting how people try to get over on one another for money. I know many inspiring artists including myself so this article does raise awareness.

 

Now here is another link focus on marketing yourself as an artists. I chose this article because we already know of some of the schemes out geared toward unsigned artists. So I am listing some links to avoid being used and for you become the best you can be.

http://raprehab.com/10-step-marketing-plan-for-artists/

 

Here is an article about how artists were hoaxed or persuaded into signing bad conracts. Just another article showing how ugly the music business can be. I have heard many of these stories to be true over the years. Most of the artists in this list career's I watched coming up an you know they are no longer around.

http://madamenoire.com/326254/bad-record-deals/

 

Here is an article about the type of music contracts that are out there. One called the 360 deal the rapper Waka Flocka spoke on in a song called "F**k dis industry". He said do not sign a 360 because it is not 100. This means in his eyes the deal is no good.

http://musicglobalization.com/2015/08/25/8-types-of-record-deals/

 

This article is from Kellee Maize. It is about how she made it in the music industry. I have never heard of her, but I just did a little research on her and her music sounds pretty good. I trust this information being that it is from the Huffington Post. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kellee-maize/how-i-made-it-in-the-musi_b_5024003.html  

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"It's Taboo, No One Ever Mentions Their Name Again" - What Happens When An Artist Gets Dropped? | NOISEY

"It's Taboo, No One Ever Mentions Their Name Again" - What Happens When An Artist Gets Dropped? | NOISEY | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
What's it like to get dropped? We speak to artists who've been let go and the record label bosses who have had to cut the chord.
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4 Services Musicians Should Register With To Make More Money - hypebot

4 Services Musicians Should Register With To Make More Money - hypebot | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
While most big-name artists will have people to set them up with these services, DIY artists who don't take the time to register their music with organizations like SoundExchange and the Harry Fox Agency are likely to miss out on diverting several trickles of revenue into their income pool. _______________________________________...
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Five Essentials of Music Career Success | Berklee College of Music

Five Essentials of Music Career Success | Berklee College of Music | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
An excerpt from Peter Spellman's book, Indie Marketing Power: The Guide for Maximizing Your Music Marketing.
Music is too big a world for a one-size-fits-all model of music career success. Musicians' career paths are as unique as their individual fingerprints. Nevertheless, there are a few guidelines that I believe apply to anyone trying to make a living career out of their love of music. Here are five:
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How To Objectively Pick Your Best Songs (Or Find Out If You Just Completely Suck) - Digital Music News

How To Objectively Pick Your Best Songs (Or Find Out If You Just Completely Suck) - Digital Music News | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
You know how everyone comes up to you after your shows and they tell you how great you were?  That feels nice doesn’t it.  I...
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Why You Must Treat Music Like A Business - hypebot

Why You Must Treat Music Like A Business - hypebot | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
It’s the least sexy part of being an indie musician: making money. Mostly because when you’re still in the early stages as an artist, you’d much rather talk about the thousands of listens you’re getting on SoundCloud than the few hundred dollars hitting your bank account every so often. Guest...
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A Few Tips to Get Featured on Music Blogs

A Few Tips to Get Featured on Music Blogs | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
Are you an artist trying to get your music featured on blogs? Read this article to refine your approach.
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Grizzly Bear Members Are Indie-Rock Royalty, But What Does That Buy Them in 2012?

Grizzly Bear Members Are Indie-Rock Royalty, But What Does That Buy Them in 2012? | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
The lead singer lives in a 450-square-foot apartment. Some band members don't even have health insurance. Is rock stardom any way to make a living?
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How To Get Songs Placed On TV And In Movies - Digital Music News

How To Get Songs Placed On TV And In Movies - Digital Music News | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
Last weekend at the ASCAP Music Expo at the Loews Hollywood Hotel I attended the Music Supervisor panel containing 5 music supervisors who actively place...
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New SoundCloud Stats Can Help You Plan Your Tour... - Digital Music News

New SoundCloud Stats Can Help You Plan Your Tour... - Digital Music News | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
You’re getting SoundCloud plays, but how do you use that information to help your career? SoundCloud has expanded the statistics that are available to their...
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How To Get All of the Royalties You Never Knew Existed

How To Get All of the Royalties You Never Knew Existed | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
A 2015 Berklee College of Music report found that anywhere from 20-50% of music royalties do not make it to their rightful owners.  The indie publishing
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Why Everyone Should Think Before Signing To A Label

Why Everyone Should Think Before Signing To A Label | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
Berlin producer House Of Black Lanterns explains why he's self-releasing, after a decade of trying to make a label deal work.
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A Beginners Guide To Snapchat For Musicians - hypebot

With its substantial user base and easy-to-use format, Snapchat can be a convenient asset for artists looking for new ways to connect with their fans, if they aren't using it already. This article looks at the most effective way an artist can utilize the platform, provided they meet certain criteria....
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How to Turn Your Worthless College Degree into a Job in the Music Industry | NOISEY

Believe it or not, there are jobs in music besides being a musician. We talked to more than 20 people in the industry to find out how they got to where they are.
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A Simple Guide to Signing the Best Sync Deal Possible - Digital Music News

A Simple Guide to Signing the Best Sync Deal Possible - Digital Music News | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
The following is from our ongoing series, ‘The 11 Contracts Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know,” by music industry attorney Steve Gordon.  The series...
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What Most Musicians Don't Understand About Selling Music - hypebot

What Most Musicians Don't Understand About Selling Music - hypebot | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
Why did you become a musician? I bet "because I love promoting and driving sales" wasn't on your list of reasons. But these days, musicians have to take on the responsibilities of promoting, distributing, and selling themselves, especially during the early stages of their careers. It may not be the...
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Ill Communication: A 10 step guide for bands and musicians to improve their email etiquette

Ill Communication: A 10 step guide for bands and musicians to improve their email etiquette | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
Top tips for bands, musicians and managers, as Sentric Music's Simon Pursehouse provides some handy guidelines on email etiquette. First impressions are outrageously important. Currently there are ...
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How to Become a Rock Star for $290

How to Become a Rock Star for $290 - Cuepoint - Medium
With just an idea and an iPhone, I crowdsourced the entire recording process (and then some) on my quest for musical glo…
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8 Most Innovative Ways Artists Released Albums

8 Most Innovative Ways Artists Released Albums | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
Apple users across the world woke up today to find U2’s latest album, “Songs Of Innocence,” already in their iTunes library, in what’s being dubbed “the largest album release of all time.” Here’s a look at some of the most innovative ways other artists have released albums in the past.
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How to make it in the new music industry: The long slow ascent of electronic star Tycho

How to make it in the new music industry: The long slow ascent of electronic star Tycho | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
When Scott Hansen finally quit his day job to pursue music full-time, he wasn't some 20-something bartender in LA or New York. Nor was he some young shit-kicker living couch-to-couch, waiting for h...
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11 Ways To Be A Happier Musician Person - MTT - Music Think Tank

As artists we are constantly evaluating ourselves…and others. In order to succeed we ma...
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Want To Know What A Big Time Manager Says To Indie Bands? - Digital Music News

Want To Know What A Big Time Manager Says To Indie Bands? - Digital Music News | The New Business of DIY Music | Scoop.it
This past Saturday I caught the Building Your Team panel at the ASCAP EXPO at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. The panel included entertainment attorney, Josh...
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