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Billboard Adds YouTube Plays To Chart - hypebot

Billboard Adds YouTube Plays To Chart - hypebot | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
(UPDATED) Billboard has added YouTube plays to the calculation that it uses to determined it's Hot 100 Singles Chart. The updated chart debuts this week with Baaur's "Harlem Shake" at #1 powered by a plethora of fan created videos.
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Spotify’s Twitter campaign got hijacked by people demanding fair pay

Spotify’s Twitter campaign got hijacked by people demanding fair pay | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
This week in backfiring Twitter campaigns: Spotify.
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Taylor Swift Pulls Her Music From Spotify

Taylor Swift Pulls Her Music From Spotify | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Taylor Swift’s entire catalog of music was yanked from the Spotify streaming service at the pop singer’s request, the Anglo-Swedish company said on Monday.
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Review of NoiseTrade #musician services - muz4now

Review of NoiseTrade #musician services - muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Some respected musicians, bloggers, and PR folk recommend NoiseTrade over BandCamp. Read this review to find out if Stan Stewart agrees.
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When Music Sounds Like a Cash Register: Taylor Swift

When Music Sounds Like a Cash Register: Taylor Swift | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
WHAT happens when a society gets obsessed with those who win at the capitalist game, when marketing becomes the new religion, and the gatekeepers of art and music stop caring ab0ut the fields in wh...
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How to Not Waste Your Time at Open Mic

How to Not Waste Your Time at Open Mic | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Open Mic: Worst Enemy or Best Friend? Open Mics can really suck! As a new transplant to Philadelphia I’ve been hitting up alot of them – trying to learn the music scene, meet other people, and begin to get my foot in the door.
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DIY Musician Resources, vol. 004 (with images, tweets) · muz4now

Crazy and serious resources for the indie music scene.
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DIY Musician Resources, vol. 002 (with images, tweets) · muz4now

Indie musicians and bands: stuff to help you have fun and maybe help you make money playing your own music.

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Should I Use iTunes, Bandcamp, or Some Other Site for My First Release?

Should I Use iTunes, Bandcamp, or Some Other Site for My First Release? | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
THE ARTIST: Shay Leonia (Englewood, NJ) THE QUESTION: This  is a question I've had that I've been hearing mixed reviews on, and hope it may inspire a post when you have time, more geared toward artists like myself that are virtually unknown, but on the gradual come up :)  As a brand new artist
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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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#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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“Radio” and Artist Compensation: A Study in Contrasts | Future of Music Coalition

“Radio” and Artist Compensation: A Study in Contrasts | Future of Music Coalition | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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What Is Involved In Creating A Music Video?

What Is Involved In Creating A Music Video? | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Every band wants a great music video, and they are right to. There is no other marketing tool quite as powerful. When people first check out a band, most head straight to YouTube. When I have teste...
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Improve Your Live Performance By Knowing What Makes It Great

Improve Your Live Performance By Knowing What Makes It Great | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
You know a great performance when you see it, but what makes it great is never just one thing. Continue reading →
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How to Make Your Songwriting Career Last

How to Make Your Songwriting Career Last | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
It’s been said that it’s not easy to get to the top—but it’s even harder to stay there. The music business is notoriously fickle. Writers who have a hot streak of hits—then disappear from the charts—are more the norm than those who have careers that span a decade or more. Yet…
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Stairway to Heaven: the story of a song and its legacy (and hear an unreleased mix)

Stairway to Heaven: the story of a song and its legacy (and hear an unreleased mix) | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Led Zeppelins Stairway to Heaven continues to prop up best-ever lists. But what made it great? Jimmy Page and some of the songs admirers explain its magic Continue reading...
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DIY Musician Resources, vol 003 · muz4now · Storify

Some tips on making music, getting it to your fans, or just having fun along the way.
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DIY Musician Resources, vol. 001 (with tweets) · muz4now

Indie musicians and bands: How to have fun and maybe a little more than that playing your own music.
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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Says New Bands Have No Chance Of Becoming Rock Stars

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Says New Bands Have No Chance Of Becoming Rock Stars | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
In a brand new interview with The Rockpit, legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen spoke about how his career has been affected by the fact that, in the age of streaming music and social media...
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How do I Promote My Music Website?

How do I Promote My Music Website? | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
There isn't necessarily a right
or a wrong way to promote a music website, especially when it comes to what
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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 - 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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