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Self-Promotion And Print On Demand

Self-Promotion And Print On Demand | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Self-promotion tips for artists using a Print on Demand website (POD) like Fine Art America, Zazzle, ImageKind, RedBubble, etc.
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Applies to musicians with CD's on demand from services like CreateSpace.com. #ReadItNow

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Somebody Give Me a Cheeseburger

Somebody Give Me a Cheeseburger | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The last time I saw Steve Miller was at Blues Night in Bohemia with Taj Mahal, Roy Rogers and John Handy in that awesome sub-basement concert stage.  (We'd both played some of the same seedy clubs in Texas, but that was a long time ago.)  His recent...
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A fifth of UK young adults use piracy sites - in Spain, it's a third - Music Business Worldwide

A fifth of UK young adults use piracy sites - in Spain, it's a third - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
New EU stats come from EUIPO report
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Finally, after three long years, the indies are getting what's theirs - Music Business Worldwide

Finally, after three long years, the indies are getting what's theirs - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Is Beggars' Radiohead deal the first sign that divestments have started?
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Pioneer just made the hardware sampler that NI, Akai didn’t

Pioneer just made the hardware sampler that NI, Akai didn’t | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Create digital music, motion, mode, and more.
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What Does Spotify’s Billion Dollars of Debt Mean for Labels and Artists?

The Wall Street Journal reports that Spotify has raised $1 billion in convertible debt with this telling analysis: Music-streaming site Spotify AB has raised $1 billion in convertible debt from investors, a deal that extends the money-losing company’s runway but comes with some strict guarantees, people familiar with the matter said. Private-equity firm TPG, hedge…
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The DMCA Still is Not An Alibi: How is Google Search Like the Ford Pinto?

The DMCA Still is Not An Alibi:  How is Google Search Like the Ford Pinto? | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The Pinto Gap Google frequently defends what I would call the "Pinto Gap"--Google's business practice named after the notorious Ford Pinto model with the exploding gas tank.  Why the "Pinto Gap"?  Because one would have to believe that Google has determined, just like Ford, that the cost benefit of programming their search algorithm to play…
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The real price of a music stream? It just keeps going down and down... - Music Business Worldwide

The real price of a music stream? It just keeps going down and down... - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Per-stream figure dropped 24% in 2015 across free and premium
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15 Music Marketing Mistakes Indie Artist Make | Disc Makers Blog

15 Music Marketing Mistakes Indie Artist Make | Disc Makers Blog | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Reaching fans is certainly easier in the digital age, but that doesn't mean marketing is easy. Indie artists need to follow some basic marketing tenets if you want to make the most of your marketing efforts. Here are 15 of the biggest music marketing mistakes indie artists make. Read more.
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SXSW Music: Tony Visconti paints bleak portrait of music business

SXSW Music: Tony Visconti paints bleak portrait of music business | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
David Bowie’s producer says record sales are declining because today’s pop is not adventurous enough, and the music industry needs to do more to nurture artists
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Sony confirms SoundCloud licensing deal, including The Orchard and RED - Music Business Worldwide

Sony confirms SoundCloud licensing deal, including The Orchard and RED - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Major rubber stamps MBW's exclusive story from yesterday
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Engagement: yes or no? - @muz4now

Engagement: yes or no? - @muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Common social media "experts" say that engagement gets you more connections. Does it? Truth and reality from Stan Stewart.
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CloudBounce - Instant audio mastering that works. Just hear it.

CloudBounce - Instant audio mastering that works. Just hear it. | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Get your audio mastered instantly with CloudBounce. You will always get hi-res masters, hear the results in minutes - crystal clear & airy sound. Used in 60 countries around the world.
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Has anyone tried the mastering service from CloudBounce?
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6 Mistakes To Avoid When Using Distortion Processors / Amp Sims

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Using Distortion Processors / Amp Sims | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
With so many distortion and amp sim processing units and plugins available we take a look at processing mistakes to avoid, and conversely, provide some tips to help you tame the distortion as needed.
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Bandcamp Added Up Every Dollar They've Paid to Artists Since 2008... - Digital Music News

Bandcamp Added Up Every Dollar They've Paid to Artists Since 2008... - Digital Music News | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Bandcamp has paid artists a hefty $150M over the past 8 years and $4.3 million in the last 30 days. The service has survived the wave of streaming.
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pureMix Launches pureMix 2.0 – New and Improved Resource for Mixing, Producing, Recording, and Mastering - SonicScoop

pureMix Launches pureMix 2.0 – New and Improved Resource for Mixing, Producing, Recording, and Mastering - SonicScoop | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Established in 2011, pureMix has grown to a community of over 47,000 global users ranging from student to professional. The newly designed pureMix 2.0 has been updated for better usability, and ease of access.
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Messe 2016: Nord Drum 3 and Nord Drum 3P Now with Integrated Multipad

Messe 2016: Nord Drum 3 and Nord Drum 3P Now with Integrated Multipad | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The new Drum kits from Nord are here. With Musikmesse 2016 just a few days away Nord have announced the new Nord Drum 3 and Nord Drum 3P with integrated Multipa
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Guest Post: Why Getting Paid In The Music Industry Is So Complicated, And How It Can Be Better

Guest Post: Why Getting Paid In The Music Industry Is So Complicated, And How It Can Be Better | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The payment issue in the music industry is an extremely complicated one -- and it's getting more complicated now. So how does it get solved? Former FTC policy director David Balto offers his view.
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19 Things That Great Music Teachers Do

19 Things That Great Music Teachers Do | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
What makes a great music teacher so effective? Below are 19 clues, taken from the approaches of three renowned artist-teachers.
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What Will it Take for Music Streaming to Become a Good Deal for Artists? - SonicScoop

What Will it Take for Music Streaming to Become a Good Deal for Artists? - SonicScoop | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that recorded music sales have dwindled dramatically since the dawn of the Napster age, more than 15 years ago. When adjusted for inflation and population growth, U.S.
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Bandsintown Partners With Ticketmaster for In-App Purchases

Bandsintown Partners With Ticketmaster for In-App Purchases | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Ticketmaster has partnered with concert discovery app Bandsintown to begin integrating in-app ticket purchases, meaning no more jumping from one app to the next in order to press "buy."
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YouTube Revenues Explainer

YouTube Revenues Explainer | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
News from the Goolag Since 2006 ~ A survival guide to the creative apocalypse: We follow issues and opinion important to professional creators. And also хулиган.
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Should songwriters sign up to Spotify's $30m agreement with the NMPA? - Music Business Worldwide

Should songwriters sign up to Spotify's $30m agreement with the NMPA? - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Legal team behind David Lowery's lawsuit make their case
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Music biz and resources on stan stewart (aka @muz4now)'s site Powered by RebelMouse

Music biz and resources on stan stewart (aka @muz4now)'s site Powered by RebelMouse | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Stan Stewart: the muse is present. Improvisation means being in the now and using whatever inspiration comes from the moment to feed creativity. So, here w
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Sir George Martin knew something modern A&Rs often seem to forget - Music Business Worldwide

Sir George Martin knew something modern A&Rs often seem to forget - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Martin's decision to sign The Beatles wasn't all about the music - and that's important
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Cooking Vinyl eyes growth after Essential sale - but stays independent - Music Business Worldwide

Cooking Vinyl eyes growth after Essential sale - but stays independent - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Martin Goldschmidt explains the logic behind Sony's acquisition of his business
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