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Don’t Cut Funding for the Arts and Arts Education | Americans for the Arts

Don’t Cut Funding for the Arts and Arts Education | Americans for the Arts | Grace Notes | Scoop.it
With a 49% budget cut, the NEA will be forced to drastically scale back their grant-making.
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Retailers encouraged to adopt music industry’s marketing methods | 4imprint Promotional Products Blog

Retailers have been advised to learn lessons from how the music industry engages with its target audience.
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Basic Merch Marketing Strategies for Indie Musicians

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Basic Merch Marketing Strategies for Indie Musicians
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Music feeds the soul; merch feeds the body. How cheesy but that is very true, my friend.
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Bands Stranded by Weather Disaster in Calgary - Alan Cross

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Bands Stranded by Weather Disaster in Calgary · Tweet Date Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:00AM. Pity everyone associated with the Sled Island Music and Arts Festival in Calgary. After a year of planning, everything has ...

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10 Awesome Hard Rock Bands You Must See Live - WhatCulture!

10 Awesome Hard Rock Bands You Must See Live - WhatCulture! | Grace Notes | Scoop.it
10 Awesome Hard Rock Bands You Must See Live WhatCulture! For a fan, the pinnacle of liking a band is seeing them live. While the first round of summer concerts is over, there are plenty of tours and opportunities to see big name bands remaining.
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Bands and Bags For Babies held in Covington - WDBJ7

Bands and Bags For Babies held in Covington - WDBJ7 | Grace Notes | Scoop.it
Bands and Bags For Babies held in Covington WDBJ7 To: Home > News. Bands and Bags For Babies held in Covington. Email · print. Comments. 0. Bands and Bags For Babies held in Covington. Topics · March of Dimes Foundation.
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How The Courts Changed The Direction Of Music - Forbes

How The Courts Changed The Direction Of Music
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As well-meaning and safety conscious as it is, the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 did more to change the music business of today than perhaps any event before the year 2000.
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Travis: 'Too many bands split up - stick it out' - Gigwise

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At the turn of the century, Travis were arguably Britain's biggest band. They were selling out arenas, headlining festivals, and shifting albums in their millions.
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Johnny Smith, Venerable Jazz Guitarist, Dies at 90 - New York Times (blog)

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Johnny Smith, Venerable Jazz Guitarist, Dies at 90
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With a quartet that included Mr.
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In the Wild West of Today's Music Business, Artists Need to be More Wary Than Ever - Huffington Post

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Japan Is About to Become the Largest Music Market In the World

Japan Is About to Become the Largest Music Market In the World | Grace Notes | Scoop.it

"Last year, Japan startled the industry by almost beating the US in total recording sales.  Now, it appears that Japan may grab the crown as the biggest music market in 2013, with healthy physical sales a big part of the reason."


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How To Make A Living In The Modern Music Business

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see photosAPClick for full photo gallery: 12 Music Jobs That Can Pay Six Figures Buoyed by selling a chunk of his eponymous headphone line, Dr. Dre pulled in $110 million last year.
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Radio DJ backs alcohol free gigs - ChronicleLive

Radio DJ backs alcohol free gigs - ChronicleLive | Grace Notes | Scoop.it
Radio DJ backs alcohol free gigs ChronicleLive With many now choosing to drink at home instead of going to bars, the gigs are hoped to revive student unions as a focal point for entertainment.
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Social Surge | Twitter Marketing for Musicians | Twitter Followers for Artists and Bands

Social Surge | Twitter Marketing for Musicians | Twitter Followers for Artists and Bands | Grace Notes | Scoop.it
Twitter marketing for musicians, bands and artists. We'll increase your following http://t.co/JkxjIg5drO follow @yoursocialsurge
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Bands Stranded by Weather Disaster in Calgary - Alan Cross

Bands Stranded by Weather Disaster in Calgary - Alan Cross | Grace Notes | Scoop.it
Bands Stranded by Weather Disaster in Calgary · Tweet Date Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:00AM. Pity everyone associated with the Sled Island Music and Arts Festival in Calgary. After a year of planning, everything has ...
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Bands to play at July 1 gig, despite boycott call, but donate their fees - South China Morning Post

Bands to play at July 1 gig, despite boycott call, but donate their fees - South China Morning Post | Grace Notes | Scoop.it
Bands to play at July 1 gig, despite boycott call, but donate their fees South China Morning Post Two Hong Kong bands will not pull out of a July 1 concert some political activists say was scheduled and priced - at HK$99 a ticket - to draw young...
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What Services Should Musicians Expect to Pay For? A Discussion with Mike McCready from Music Xray.

This week’s episode #114 June 14, 2013 What Services Should Musicians Expect to Pay For? A Discussion with Mike McCready from Music Xray.
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Will iTunes Radio Pay Off?

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This story on Apple's business model for its just-launched iTunes Radio is from the latest edition of Billboard (cover date June 22, 2013).

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Rolling Stones release back catalogue on iTunes - Reuters

Rolling Stones release back catalogue on iTunes - Reuters | Grace Notes | Scoop.it
Rolling Stones release back catalogue on iTunes Reuters The veteran rockers are also set to headline Britain's biggest musical festival, Glastonbury, for the first time on June 29, and perform in London's Hyde Park for the first time since a...
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Nashville vs. Austin: Musicians divide their time between Tennessee and Texas - CultureMap Austin

Nashville vs. Austin: Musicians divide their time between Tennessee and Texas
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A great place to work, hone your chops and develop a loyal fan base," Walker says. "The community of music fans is also what makes Austin second to none.
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Jay-Z, Samsung and the 21st-Century Patrons of the Arts

Jay-Z, Samsung and the 21st-Century Patrons of the Arts | Grace Notes | Scoop.it
When you're locked in a global war to dominate the smartphone market, every little advantage helps. And now Samsung has enlisted one of the most brilliant musicians and promoters of the past two decades to its arsenal: Jay-Z.

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