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Improvisation Principles 1

Improvisation Principles 1 | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Assorted principles and suggestions for classical improvisers (first installment): •Imitate. Copy what you hear, either from yourself or others. •Don’t be afraid to repeat something. Over and...
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How You Make Them Feel - muz4now

How You Make Them Feel - muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
"How You Make Them Feel." The relationship between music and feeling is easily noticeable. Why not bring out the best in our selves and our audience?
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A few words on music festivals from the audience perspective

A few words on music festivals from the audience perspective | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Stan Stewart offers some random thoughts after attending a recent music festival about sound "quality", fanbase, improv, and more.
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Bose sues Beats over patents for noise-canceling headphones

Bose sues Beats over patents for noise-canceling headphones | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Bose just fired a major shot across the bow of Apple-owned headphone-maker Beats, accusing it of infringing on five patents related to noise-reduction.
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A Faustian Bargain for PROs and Songwriters? | Future of Music Coalition

A Faustian Bargain for PROs and Songwriters? | Future of Music Coalition | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Fresh Scholarship on Copyright - The Illusion of More

Harvard Law School fellow Joseph P. Fishman takes a refreshing look at the generative capacity of copyright by properly analyzing the creative process.
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Global Indie Sector Unites To Launch ‘Fair Digital Deals Declaration’

Global Indie Sector Unites To Launch ‘Fair Digital Deals Declaration’ | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Over 700 indie labels have given their backing to a major new initiative promoting fair and transparent accounting to artists and music companies i
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Indie Labels Go to Bat for Indie Artists | Future of Music Coalition

Indie Labels Go to Bat for Indie Artists | Future of Music Coalition | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Inside the Lives of Composers for Hire : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community

Inside the Lives of Composers for Hire : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Video: Mixing Metallica – Backstage with Their Two-Man Monitoring Team : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community

Video: Mixing Metallica – Backstage with Their Two-Man Monitoring Team : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Quick Guitar Tip: Improvising for Beginners

Quick Guitar Tip: Improvising for Beginners | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
First, let's define what "improvisation" means: We improvise when we make up music purely from our imaginations. It is the act of simply making it up as we go along. Comedians improvise jokes, acto...
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How to Dramatically Improve Your Art

How to Dramatically Improve Your Art | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
One self-taught artist share his valuable tips on How to Dramatically Improve Your Art
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This is about visual art (painting), but translates easily to music and musicians.

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SoundScan Mid-Year: Albums Down, Stream Equivalents Nearly Double, Vinyl Continues Gain

SoundScan Mid-Year: Albums Down, Stream Equivalents Nearly Double, Vinyl Continues Gain | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
While digital streaming revenue growth continues to offset the decline in digital album and track sales, the music industry still has th

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Christopher Coleman's curator insight, July 3, 2:18 PM

So one take-away - use streaming music services all you like, but you need to still BUY at least your favorites.

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Music Xray: How It Works (Video) #SAtN

Music Xray: How It Works (Video) #SAtN | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
This is an interview with Mike McCready, a Co-Founder and CEO of Music Xray, a platform allowing artists to submit their music to industry professionals.
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Their site looks like lot of malarchy!
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A Musician's Guide to Streaming: The Pros & Cons of Spotify, Bandcamp, SoundCloud & More

A Musician's Guide to Streaming: The Pros & Cons of Spotify, Bandcamp, SoundCloud & More | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Where to put your music as a beginning artist can be a daunting question. Every online service has pros and cons, and different programs work better for different genres, artists and scenes. Finding the right distribution method can be tough, and the industry is still going through growing pains when it comes to royalty payments.
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Earn More Publishing Royalties | Indie-Music.com

Earn More Publishing Royalties | Indie-Music.com | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
On the DIY Musician Blog: If you write original songs then you stand to earn music publishing revenue, most of it in the form of mechanical royalties, performance royalties, and sync licensing fees.
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CreateSpace: Self Publishing and Free Distribution for Books, CD, DVD

CreateSpace: Self Publishing and Free Distribution for Books, CD, DVD | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
CreateSpace provides free tools to help you self-publish and distribute your books, DVDs, CDs, video downloads and MP3s on-demand on Amazon.com and other channels
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CreateSpace is ending MP3 distribution.

They are pointing users/musicians to other services: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=14061761

I reviewed CreateSpace in 2012 and really never took another look at their offerings until this notice came out today. http://muz4now.com/2012/review-of-createspace/

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Ditch the pre-show performance jitters – Disc Makers

Ditch the pre-show performance jitters – Disc Makers | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Getting nervous before a show is something almost every performer goes through. These six simple ideas can help you overcome your performance jitters.
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What Future For The Album In The On-Demand Age?

What Future For The Album In The On-Demand Age? | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Recently BBC Radio 1’s head of music George Ergatoudis stirred up something of a storm with his claim that “albums are edging closer to extinction". Nonetheless there is a growing body of evidence ...
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4 Ways to Promote Your Album Independently | Indie-Music.com

[This post on the DIY Musician Blog was written by guest contributor Dave Kusek of New Artist Model.] You’ve worked long and hard on your new album, but all that work is for nothing if no one knows about it! That’s where promotion comes in.
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Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog: Sony Threatens To Pull Out Of ASCAP And BMI

Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog: Sony Threatens To Pull Out Of ASCAP And BMI | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Shook Twins tell American Idol to take a hike

Shook Twins tell American Idol to take a hike | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Last week, CD Baby artists Shook Twins (a folk-pop band fronted by identical twin sisters) received an email from the producers of American Idol asking them to audition for the show. The email stipulated that the sisters “would have to audition INDIVIDUALLY OF COURSE!” Here’s how Shook Twins responded (quoted from the band’s Facebook page): Dear American …
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Google YouTube U-turn: Indie music doomsday 'postponed'

Google YouTube U-turn: Indie music doomsday 'postponed' | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
But for how long?
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Garth Brooks Says I'll Take The 80, They Can Have the 20

Garth Brooks Says I'll Take The 80, They Can Have the 20 | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
When Garth Brooks was at his peak the last time around, I remember a story about him that stuck.  Garth visited the sales teams at some of the biggest retailers along with his label sales executive...
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Independent Music Labels and Young Artists Offer Streaming, on Their Terms

Independent Music Labels and Young Artists Offer Streaming, on Their Terms | independent musician resources | Scoop.it

Labels like Sub Pop, Fool’s Gold and others have made deals with Drip.fm, a subscription streaming service, while musicians like Ryan Hemsworth have started their own services.


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Change is Inevitable. Growth is Intentional. Songza is ? | Above The Static | New Media Marketing for Creators

Change is Inevitable. Growth is Intentional. Songza is ? | Above The Static | New Media Marketing for Creators | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Google's acquisition of Songza is great news for the successful startup but holds worries for listeners that it will be swallowed, not supported.
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