Today's launch of Facebook's synchronous music listening and chat feature "Listen With" will grow the social network's time on site and encourage streaming service usage and subscriptions. But another big benefactor will be the musicians themselves.
Everything always takes longer than you think it will. If you think it’s going to take two hours to shoot that quickie scene with the toddler and the tarantula, divide by a factor of three. Forty minutes, max, for the tyke and her venomous arachnid.
Guest post by Michael Brandvold Founder/CEO, Michael Brandvold Marketing and Co-host, The Music Biz Weekly Podcast. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Google+, SoundCloud, ReverbNation… the list goes on and on and on.
'Father's Day' is a pure low low budget indie horror film, but the guys behind it Astron-6 have used more imagination for the teaser trailer below than most major studios ever use with an unlimited budget.
We recently had a fun post about Hollywood accounting, about how the movie industry makes sure even big hit movies "lose money" on paper. So how about the recording industry? Well, they're pretty famous for doing something quite...
YouTube plots 'Your Film festival'NewsdayClick here YouTube plots 'Your Film festival' Published: January 20, 2012 12:41 PM YouTube is launching a film festival that will play out online and ultimately send 10 finalists to the Venice Film Festival...
While the major record labels see BitTorrent as a threat, thousands of independent musicians believe it's one of the best ways to gain an audience. The FrostWire BitTorrent client has been promoting independent artists for years, with great success.
Every day a new band is created and old band breaks up. Some bands break up due to creative differences and some bands break up because of the high cost of professional musicians maintaining a full-time band. New equipment, transportation, public relations, advertisement, and the cost of night after night of gigs all add up to a high price for the would-be professional musician or the weekend musician. On top of all those costs the price of printing albums, demos, and shipping of said pressings can be a staggering amount that can hold back some great musicians from finding possible fans.
First Grant Recipient is Town of Runners from Director Jerry Rothwell ESPN Films today announced the first sports documentary filmmaking grant to be awarded through the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.
Music Business 101 - 20 Reasons Why Musicians Get Stuck at the Local or Regional Level (Hey Musicians! Are you wondering what it takes to take your music to the next level? Here are 20 mistakes to avoid!
Why do we create original web series? Why do we produce episode after episode of our shows? This is your chance to tell the world why you do it and help to promote the IAWTV Awards along with the IAWTV and DBG.
Here is what you can do. Make a video about why you do what you do. Why did you produce your series? What got you started, what do you hope will come out of it? In 30 seconds, tell your story in a video called “Why I Do What I Do” and ask your fans to tune into the IAWTV Awards on January 12th, 2011.
Google+ launched in July 2011 adding to the increasing amount of social networks. Have you created a Google+ profile or are you still waiting to see what happens with it? Some artists have already used Google+ to host ...
Digital filmmaking at its bestDaily News & AnalysisThe festival aims to provide a platform for amateur filmmakers to showcase their talent. An annual event, the fest showcases cutting edge digital films from around the world.
Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes is developing legislation that would extend California's film production incentive program and plans to introduce a bill in the upcoming legislative session.. Film News from the entertainment source: Variety.
If there is one thing that an indie filmmaker has more control of while on set during production these days than at any time in the past, it is camera selection and subsequently how the finished film will look.