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Tips For Surviving As a Musician in New York City

Tips For Surviving As a Musician in New York City | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Living in New York City is expensive and is not easy. Having a heads up on what to expect before moving here can help.
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Adapt to What? - An Open Letter - The Illusion of More

Adapt to What? - An Open Letter - The Illusion of More | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Is it actually possible to adapt to a market that appears to systematically devalue work in multiple sectors?
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1. You need to read this.

2. Streaming is not yet sustainable especially for the not-yet-famous.

3. "You are the market." Be the market.

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Apple Music: Artists WILL be paid for free trial after Taylor Swift letter - Music Business Worldwide

Apple Music: Artists WILL be paid for free trial after Taylor Swift letter - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Eddy Cue tweets that the Cupertino giant has had a change of heart
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'Apple is asking indies to shoulder its financial burden' - Music Business Worldwide

'Apple is asking indies to shoulder its financial burden' - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Alison Wenham attacks Apple's decision not to pay indies
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#irespectmusic Invades the Boardroom: @sivers Calls Out How Pandora Hides Its War on Songwriters from Shareholders

#irespectmusic Invades the Boardroom:  @sivers Calls Out How Pandora Hides Its War on Songwriters from Shareholders | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. "Out of the Long Night of Segregation" by The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Advance, February 8, 1958, p. 26) A common critic...
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Breakage: 'Where is the indies' share?' - Music Business Worldwide

Breakage: 'Where is the indies' share?' - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Alison Wenham pens open letter
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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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What Taylor Swift vs. Apple tells us about artist power and a music business going cheap - Music Business Worldwide

What Taylor Swift vs. Apple tells us about artist power and a music business going cheap - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The fallout of Taylor-gate says much about today's music industry
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This really is the age of the independent artist.  Stand up for your rights and don't be bullied by the big guys.

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Glastonbury, Reading or Creamfields? Which 2015 festival has the fewest female artists?

Glastonbury, Reading or Creamfields? Which 2015 festival has the fewest female artists? | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The charts are dominated by female performers, but this year’s British music festival lineups are 86% male.
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Why Donald Trump Should Have Sought Neil Young’s Permission | Future of Music Coalition

Why Donald Trump Should Have Sought Neil Young’s Permission | Future of Music Coalition | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Apple Music is go: The 13 facts you need to know - Music Business Worldwide

Apple Music is go: The 13 facts you need to know - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Watch the Trent Reznor video explaining Beats 1
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An initial review of Patreon - @muz4now

An initial review of Patreon - @muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
After being on Patreon for about a month, my jury is still out. It's got potential, but is it ready for anyone other than big-time artists?
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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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