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Radio's Digital Revenues Up 8%

Radio's Digital Revenues Up 8% | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Digital revenues generated by US radio broadcasters shot up 11% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the previous year, and pushed the full year over year increase to an impressive 8%. Spot do...
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#DTNT on #SM - support your friends - @muz4now

#DTNT on #SM - support your friends - @muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
"Do this, not that" series for musicians on social media: if you don't support (like, follow, retweet, etc.) your friends, you're missing the "social" part.
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#DTNT on #SM - real updates not trackbacks - @muz4now

#DTNT on #SM - real updates not trackbacks - @muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
In a series of "Do this, not that" for musicians on social media: if you only post from ReverbNation or some other web site, you're missing the "real" part.
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#DTNT on #SM - being on target - muz4now

#DTNT on #SM - being on target - muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
"Do this, not that" series (for musicians and everyone) on social media: make sure your message is on target or it will get missed in the mess.
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#DTNT on #SM - mean or nice - muz4now

#DTNT on #SM - mean or nice - muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Series of "do this, not that" for (musicians and) everyone on social media: should you be mean or nice? Do you really need to ask?
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A Chat With Jack Conte, Musician And Entrepreneur - TechCrunch

A Chat With Jack Conte, Musician And Entrepreneur - TechCrunch | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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A Chat With Jack Conte, Musician And Entrepreneur
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Jack Conte is a busy guy.
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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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#DTNT for social media - be consistent - @muz4now

#DTNT for social media - be consistent - @muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Series of "Do this, not that" for musicians on social media: if you just repeat the same status repeatedly, no one will trust you. Be original. Be real.
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#DTNT on #SM - self-promotion - by @norabarnacle

#DTNT on #SM - self-promotion - by @norabarnacle | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
In a series of "Do this, not that" for musicians on social media: if you get on #SM and only do self-promotion, you're wasting your time.
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#DTNT on #SM - bot mentions - @muz4now

#DTNT on #SM - bot mentions - @muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
In a series of "Do this, not that" (for musicians) on social media: automated mentions, DM's, PM's, and so on are a bad idea. So what do you do instead?
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Can Wearable Tech Improve the Music Festival Experience?

Can Wearable Tech Improve the Music Festival Experience? | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
ClearHart Digital, the company behind KillSwitch, the app that banishes exes from your Facebook feed, is bringing its ethos to the outdoor music festival.

Via Joanna KIRK, Talia Kosh
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Using ffmpeg to manipulate audio and video files

Using ffmpeg to manipulate audio and video files | independent musician resources | Scoop.it

How to tame the "Swiss army knife" of audio and video manipulation

 

This tutorial should enable you to install ffmpeg and the auxiliary libraries that will give ffmpeg support for various codecs. It'll then go on to explain the basics of what a video file is, how it's created by ffmpeg and how a media player takes it apart again to display the picture and give you the sound. Next, you'll find out how to influence the way the data is produced. Finally, I'll deal with more advanced topics such as merging several sources and introducing time differentials.


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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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