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Mo Media Muse: #SMWBLOGINC: Build Your Brand by Blogging

Mo Media Muse: #SMWBLOGINC: Build Your Brand by Blogging | Lead With Your Art | Scoop.it
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Social Media Week's David “Rev” Ciancia of Burger Conquest, Ladygunn’s Koko Ntuen, Jenni Radosevich of I Spy DIY, and Gala Darling have all turned their blogs into businesses.  Find out how to move from bloggerland into a business, man. 

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11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader

11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader | Lead With Your Art | Scoop.it
Being likeable will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life. I interviewed dozens of successful business leaders for my last book, to determine what made them so likeable and their
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Smart, easy, doable, classic reminders that what makes a difference in the lives of others, ultimately, should be most important to self.

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Calling all food filmmakers! | Food Film Fest - NYC Food Film Festival - Chicago Food Film Festival - Charleston Food Film Festival

Calling all food filmmakers! | Food Film Fest - NYC Food Film Festival - Chicago Food Film Festival - Charleston Food Film Festival | Lead With Your Art | Scoop.it
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Love food? Are you a filmmaker?  Bingo!

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Ultra Music’s Patrick Moxey on Sony Deal: ‘We’re Starting To Have National Hits’

Ultra Music’s Patrick Moxey on Sony Deal: ‘We’re Starting To Have National Hits’ | Lead With Your Art | Scoop.it
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Ultra Music is transitioning from the on-the-side to front-and-center with a Sony distribution deal.  Founder Patrick Moxey says "Them telling me dance music doesn’t test, those days [are] over... CD is the cassette of this year... We’ve gone from the real erosion of the physical compilations, to compilations going on the Internet... The basic need is there for curation of dance music." Right on and read on ...

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Watch The Best Pep Talk Ever — Given by a Kid

Watch The Best Pep Talk Ever — Given by a Kid | Lead With Your Art | Scoop.it
A young kid who calls himself Kid President gives one of the most inspirational pep talks we've ever seen.
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#kidpresident gives us all a kick in the pants with his challenge to make having an awesome day a routinely fabulous occurence.

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Comparing Music Services By Audience, Social Media Followers & Search Engine Dominance - hypebot

Comparing Music Services By Audience, Social Media Followers & Search Engine Dominance - hypebot | Lead With Your Art | Scoop.it
By Marcus Taylor, Director of VentureHarbour. This isn’t just another speculative poll on which music streaming / discovery platform is winning the arms race. Oh no!
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How an Unsigned White Rapper Changed Music

How an Unsigned White Rapper Changed Music | Lead With Your Art | Scoop.it
The relationship between label and talents has been drastically changed, and if we don’t see an adequate response on both sides, the music industry might never be the same. (RT @FrankFrontera: #Macklemore hits #1 on U.S.
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What's especially great about Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is that they did it their way. Indie artists and major labels are listening... big time.  Do it well and DIY.

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Big Music Companies Are Said to Pursue a Top Dance Promoter

Big Music Companies Are Said to Pursue a Top Dance Promoter | Lead With Your Art | Scoop.it
Live Nation and SFX Entertainment, two companies among the biggest players in live music, are said to be interested in buying Insomniac Events, the biggest promoter of electronic dance music in the country.
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The Enduring Power of Radio in the Digital Age

The Enduring Power of Radio in the Digital Age | Lead With Your Art | Scoop.it
World Radio Day reminds us not only that digital hasn't "killed the radio star," so to speak, but also that radio can help drive change around the world.
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LL Cool J can't live without his radio, and neither can the rest of the planet.  In an increasingly digital world, radio retains its relevance.

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Backup Singer Documentary 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Set for Summer Release | Music News | Rolling Stone

Backup Singer Documentary 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Set for Summer Release | Music News | Rolling Stone | Lead With Your Art | Scoop.it
After Sundance premiere, film is picked up by the Weinstein Company's label Radius
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Some of the best started in the background, while others never emerged from the shadows.  Vocal titans like Mary Mary, Tata Vega, Darlene Love, etc., all used to be BGVs.  What's that like? Check out the documentary"Twenty Feet From Stardom," in theaters this summer.

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European Commissioner Michel Barnier's MIDEM Speech Targets Digital Infrastructure, Google

European Commissioner Michel Barnier's MIDEM Speech Targets Digital Infrastructure, Google | Lead With Your Art | Scoop.it
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MIDEM sets the tone for much of music.  European Commissioner Michel Barnier says, remove online trade barriers for music, "People in Europe listen to 2 hours of music a day, it contributes 6 billion euros, and there are 500 million consumers. We need to understand the market, need to get to know it... Google is going to be the biggest distribution of all... But they are making their money from directing people to piracy sites."


In support, Andrew Jenkins of Universal Publishing International echoes that, “In Europe, we have to get the infrastructure right.  We had 200 years of national licensing, and in last seven years, multi-territory licensing. There’s a lot of ground to make up.”

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Music_Salary_Guide.pdf

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According to the Berklee College of Music, the most lucrative music careers are ... (drumroll, please), plus emerging careers, helpful links and other industry & art resources.

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Billboard's Website Redesign Makes Music Charts Playable

Billboard's Website Redesign Makes Music Charts Playable | Lead With Your Art | Scoop.it
Billboard this week gave a facelift to its magazine and launched an iPad app. To cap things off, the global music brand unveiled a revamped Billboard.com.
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Billboard's been busy.  Hearing buzz, tastemaking and fan feedback just got a whole lot easier with the redesigned Billboard charts where you can preview and rate music and post pics to your networks; plus a new iPad app and online/magazine tweaks. Ever the innovator, Prince lent his face to cover artwork for the revamp.  

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Tom Silverman: 1st Anniversary Of The Resurrection Of The Music Business - hypebot

Tom Silverman: 1st Anniversary Of The Resurrection Of The Music Business - hypebot | Lead With Your Art | Scoop.it
Guest post by Tom Silverman, music industry veteran, thought leader and founder of the New Music Seminar.
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Music is resurrecting itself from rock bottom, says Tom Silverman.  The New Music Seminar and Tommy Boy Entertainment founder presciently points out that music sales in various formats, PRO royalty collections, mobile and subscriptions services revenues, etc., are on the rise. "Happy days are here again," or at least on the way.

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Indian TV soaps become serial hits across the world, demand for television content jumps in new markets - The Economic Times

Indian TV soaps become serial hits across the world, demand for television content jumps in new markets - The Economic Times | Lead With Your Art | Scoop.it
Indian soaps are working up more lather than ever in foreign countries, with television viewers from Serbia to Kenya lapping up typically domestic fare such as Balika Vadhu and Uttaran.
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Looking to diversify your talents?  Stay open-minded to the opportunities of globalization.

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