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The 3 C’s Of Effective Artist Branding [Hypebot Best of 2012] - hypebot

The 3 C’s Of Effective Artist Branding [Hypebot Best of 2012] - hypebot | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Over the next few days we'll be featuring our best and most popular posts of 2012. This one comes from Hypebot Senior Writer Hisham Dahud. What does branding have to do with you as a music artist? In a word: everything.
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How Do I Know If I'm Ready for Management?

THE ARTIST: Jazz Garcelle (Pittsburgh, PA) THE QUESTION: Hello. How do I know if Im ready for management? I feel like I've come to a point in my music career that I need management to get further, I've performed at a number of venues, gotten paid gigs, I'm working to form my own band, I just got
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5 Practice Tips for Busy Lives – Soundfly

5 Practice Tips for Busy Lives – Soundfly | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Mahea shares five important practice tips for fitting musical improvement into busy lives.
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How literate are YOUR lyrics?

How literate are YOUR lyrics? | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
A new study shows that the lyrics of popular songs actually ARE getting dumber. Over the past ten years, the average #1 song had lyrics that...
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SoundCloud signs landmark deal with publishers - as Sony pulls catalogue - Music Business Worldwide

SoundCloud signs landmark deal with publishers - as Sony pulls catalogue - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Adele, Hozier and more yanked from service as major label talks beak down
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6 Tips for Budgeting Expenses on The Road

6 Tips for Budgeting Expenses on The Road | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
1.  Hit Up The Grocery Store Second to gas, food will be your greatest expense on the road. You will be amazed at how quickly it adds up. Hit up your local grocer and buy the things you'll need in order to save you money - fruit, granola bars, cereal, and other non-perishable items. Thankfully
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Court Rules That Pandora Doesn't Have to Pay ASCAP More Money... - Digital Music News

Court Rules That Pandora Doesn't Have to Pay ASCAP More Money... - Digital Music News | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Songwriters and artists are already pretty angry at Pandora for using whatever means necessary to pay creators less money. In fact, the FCC just approved...
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The Most Effective Way to Accomplish Your Guitar Goals -

The Most Effective Way to Accomplish Your Guitar Goals - | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Bigstock photo Setting goals and writing them down in a notebook is a fun activity that gives your guitar life a meaningful direction. It’s one of my favorite hobbies. For me that’s the easy part. The second part is a little trickier: Accomplishing those goals. I can’t say I’ve been lousy at accomplishing my guitar …
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Blurred Lines trial: Jury finds against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke awards and awards $7.3m to family of Marvin Gaye

Blurred Lines trial: Jury finds against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke awards and awards $7.3m to family of Marvin Gaye | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
A jury has decided that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied a Marvin Gaye song to create their track Blurred Lines and awarded $7.3m to Gaye's family.
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Yeah, it's everywhere. It's an incredibly important decision.

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The #1 reason you should never pay for likes, fans, or views

The #1 reason you should never pay for likes, fans, or views | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Fake or purchased social interactions will actually HURT you when it comes to promoting your music through social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube,...
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How to Start Your Own Music Publishing Company

How to Start Your Own Music Publishing Company | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Some songwriters establish a music publishing company with the intention of publishing only their own material. Songwriters who retain their publishing rights earn both the writer’s share and the publisher’s share of any income their songs generate. In addition to earning twice the money, the other major benefit to self-publishing is…
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A Cheat Sheet for Copyright Reforms: Radio Royalties, Simplified Licensing and More

A Cheat Sheet for Copyright Reforms: Radio Royalties, Simplified Licensing and More | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
An edited version of this article first appeared in the Feb. 21 issue of Billboard.
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US Copyright Office Offers Music Licensing Recommendations | Future of Music Coalition

US Copyright Office Offers Music Licensing Recommendations | Future of Music Coalition | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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DIY Musicians' Resources, vol. 011 (with tweets) · muz4now

DIY Musicians' Resources, vol. 011 (with tweets) · muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Either get that music output cranking or have a freaking great time trying.
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Legislative Update: Radio Royalties & Net Neutrality | Future of Music Coalition

Legislative Update: Radio Royalties & Net Neutrality | Future of Music Coalition | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Getting Authentic-Sounding Programmed Drums (For Non-Drummers) | SonicScoop - Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community

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Soul and Inspiration: The Surprising Stories Behind 15 Classic Songs

Soul and Inspiration: The Surprising Stories Behind 15 Classic Songs | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
You never know where the creative spark might come from
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Engage your audience and create super fans – Disc Makers

Engage your audience and create super fans – Disc Makers | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Through co-creation and other audience participation efforts, you can strengthen your relationship with your fan base and create an army of super fans.
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Pandora Wins In ASCAP's Appeal of Payment Rate

Pandora Wins In ASCAP's Appeal of Payment Rate | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of Pandora, saying that the 1.85 percent of revenue cost set by the ASCAP v. Pandora rate court is reasonable for all five years of the license; and affirming the ruling by Judge Denise Cote, the ASCAP/Pandora rate court judge, that partial withdrawals of digital rights under the consent decree are not allowed.
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Universal Audio Launches Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection, Tube-Tech CL 1B Compressor, Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 | SonicScoop - Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & S...

Universal Audio Launches Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection, Tube-Tech CL 1B Compressor, Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 | SonicScoop - Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & S... | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Blurred Lines trial: Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke LOSE, must pay $7.3m to Marvin Gaye estate - Music Business Worldwide

Blurred Lines trial: Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke LOSE, must pay $7.3m to Marvin Gaye estate - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it

California jury sides with Gaye estate


Via Christine Rose Infanger
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This is an important decision by the USA courts. Anyone want to wager on how many appeals the defendants will pursue?

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Ari's Take - The Biz Behind Full-Time Independent Music by musician Ari Herstand

Ari's Take - The Biz Behind Full-Time Independent Music by musician Ari Herstand | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Ari's Take: The Biz Behind Full-Time Independent Music by musician Ari Herstand...
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See my comment in the "discussion" section under Ari's post.

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Guest Post by Rorie Kelly: Why 2015 is the Year of Community Not Competition - CyberPR Music

Guest Post by Rorie Kelly: Why 2015 is the Year of Community Not Competition - CyberPR Music | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
My 2015 started off with a bang when I accidentally got an article published on GuitarWorld.com, which proceeded to get 12,000 shares. “Uh, how do you ‘accidentally’ get an article published on a website?” you may ask. Fair question. I hit a milestone in 2014–I doubled my income from music. Like many indie artists, building …
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If you're a DIY musician, you should read this. If you're a DIY female musician, you must read this.

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Grammys 2015: Recording Academy's Neil Portnow Uses Speech to Lobby on Streaming Payouts

Grammys 2015: Recording Academy's Neil Portnow Uses Speech to Lobby on Streaming Payouts | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The controversial issue of digital music royalties made a rare, primetime television appearance from the Staples Center Sunday evening when The Recording Academy introduced a new advocacy group formed to influence legislation.
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Metadata for Musicians | Future of Music Coalition

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Video walk-through on metadata for musicians and well worth your time.

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