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Blurred Lines trial: Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke LOSE, must pay $7.3m to Marvin Gaye estate - Music Business Worldwide

Blurred Lines trial: Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke LOSE, must pay $7.3m to Marvin Gaye estate - Music Business Worldwide | independent musician resources | Scoop.it

California jury sides with Gaye estate


Via Christine Rose Infanger
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This is an important decision by the USA courts. Anyone want to wager on how many appeals the defendants will pursue?

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Ari's Take - The Biz Behind Full-Time Independent Music by musician Ari Herstand

Ari's Take - The Biz Behind Full-Time Independent Music by musician Ari Herstand | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Ari's Take: The Biz Behind Full-Time Independent Music by musician Ari Herstand...
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See my comment in the "discussion" section under Ari's post.

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Guest Post by Rorie Kelly: Why 2015 is the Year of Community Not Competition - CyberPR Music

Guest Post by Rorie Kelly: Why 2015 is the Year of Community Not Competition - CyberPR Music | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
My 2015 started off with a bang when I accidentally got an article published on GuitarWorld.com, which proceeded to get 12,000 shares. “Uh, how do you ‘accidentally’ get an article published on a website?” you may ask. Fair question. I hit a milestone in 2014–I doubled my income from music. Like many indie artists, building …
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If you're a DIY musician, you should read this. If you're a DIY female musician, you must read this.

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Grammys 2015: Recording Academy's Neil Portnow Uses Speech to Lobby on Streaming Payouts

Grammys 2015: Recording Academy's Neil Portnow Uses Speech to Lobby on Streaming Payouts | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The controversial issue of digital music royalties made a rare, primetime television appearance from the Staples Center Sunday evening when The Recording Academy introduced a new advocacy group formed to influence legislation.
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Metadata for Musicians | Future of Music Coalition

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Video walk-through on metadata for musicians and well worth your time.

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Super Bowl vs. Grammys: Analyzing Their Sales Impact on Artists

Super Bowl vs. Grammys: Analyzing Their Sales Impact on Artists | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Even though record label executives tend to choose the Super Bowl halftime show as the most powerful marketing tool in Billboard's annual Maximum Exposure issue, the event can be hit or miss in driving sales for the artist who perform there.
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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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Songwriter? Read this. Now.
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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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The #1 reason you should never pay for likes, fans, or views

The #1 reason you should never pay for likes, fans, or views | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Fake or purchased social interactions will actually HURT you when it comes to promoting your music through social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube,...
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How to Start Your Own Music Publishing Company

How to Start Your Own Music Publishing Company | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Some songwriters establish a music publishing company with the intention of publishing only their own material. Songwriters who retain their publishing rights earn both the writer’s share and the publisher’s share of any income their songs generate. In addition to earning twice the money, the other major benefit to self-publishing is…
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A Cheat Sheet for Copyright Reforms: Radio Royalties, Simplified Licensing and More

A Cheat Sheet for Copyright Reforms: Radio Royalties, Simplified Licensing and More | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
An edited version of this article first appeared in the Feb. 21 issue of Billboard.
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US Copyright Office Offers Music Licensing Recommendations | Future of Music Coalition

US Copyright Office Offers Music Licensing Recommendations | Future of Music Coalition | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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DIY Musicians' Resources, vol. 011 (with tweets) · muz4now

DIY Musicians' Resources, vol. 011 (with tweets) · muz4now | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Either get that music output cranking or have a freaking great time trying.
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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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