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Blog – Radar Music Videos

Blog – Radar Music Videos | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The global network of professional music video directors
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Music Video Strategies: YouTube and Vevo

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TJS 061: How to Build a Fanbase with Patrice K Cokley - The Jazz Spotlight

TJS 061: How to Build a Fanbase with Patrice K Cokley - The Jazz Spotlight | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The Bassline Group founder Patrice K Cokley talks about how to build a fanbase as a musician and how to promote yourself off and online without being spammy
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Improve your music marketing campaigns – Disc Makers

Improve your music marketing campaigns – Disc Makers | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
There is a focused way and an unfocused way to execute music marketing campaigns. These 10 tips will help keep you focused and improve your music marketing.
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Why Spotify Sucks for Independent Artists

Why Spotify Sucks for Independent Artists | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
If the future of music rests in the hands of streaming, why do independent artists have such a hard time embracing it?
It breaks down to one simple factor. If someone goes to iTunes and buys an album,...
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Amazon.com: Getting Your Music Heard Online: written for indie musicians by indie musicians who prefer a DIY approach eBook: Joshua Smotherman, C Bret Campbell: Kindle Store

Getting Your Music Heard Online: written for indie musicians by indie musicians who prefer a DIY approach - Kindle edition by Joshua Smotherman, C Bret Campbell. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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U.S. Copyright: A $1.1 Trillion Industry Employing 5.5 Million

U.S. Copyright: A $1.1 Trillion Industry Employing 5.5 Million | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The following article, U.S. Copyright: A $1.1 Trillion Industry Employing 5.5 Million, by Gordon Platt, is syndicated from Creativity Tech and is posted here with permission.
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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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Double Stops and Blues Licks Around The Entire Neck -

Double Stops and Blues Licks Around The Entire Neck - | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Bigstock photo A double stop is when you play two notes at the same time, also called “dyads” (you might have heard of the more familiar term “triads” where you play three notes at the same time). While solos usually consists of single note lines, you can give your phrasing some extra colour and more …
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How To Set Up A Rocking Music Twitter Profile

How To Set Up A Rocking Music Twitter Profile | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
How to set up a rocking Twitter profile if you are a musician, a band, a producer, a DJ or a record label – so a random visitor wants to follow you, and so your account also converts.
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Good review to check up your own Twitter profile.

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Rightscorp criticised over its use of new Canadian copyright alert law | Complete Music Update

Rightscorp criticised over its use of new Canadian copyright alert law | Complete Music Update | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire vs. Peter Gabriel

Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire vs. Peter Gabriel | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Peter Gabriel is running late.For a man known for his pioneering use of technology, it must be humbling that the reason he's keeping Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry waiting is because he can't figure out how to dial into a conference...
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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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