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Being an independent musician means you need all the useful tools you can get to share your artistry.
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Privacy and Anonymity

Here's something I've been inching towards for some time that seems strangely appropriate now, what with the whole PRISM brouhaha. Before I get on to what I want to write about today, let me just g...
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...from "The Cynical Musician". You can't have it both ways...

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Spotify, NYC Schools Team Up to Change Music Education

Spotify, NYC Schools Team Up to Change Music Education | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Popular music site is working with NYC Schools to change the way students are taught music.
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Bobby Owsinski's Big Picture Production Blog: The Master Checklist For Mixing

Bobby Owsinski's Big Picture Production Blog: The Master Checklist For Mixing | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Audio School: Boutique Recording Programs and Workshops : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community

Audio School: Boutique Recording Programs and Workshops : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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A Stompbox That Can Become Whatever You Like, in Crowd-funded OWL - Create Digital Music

A Stompbox That Can Become Whatever You Like, in Crowd-funded OWL - Create Digital Music | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Making music with technology
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101 Ways to Make Money as a Musician

101 Ways to Make Money as a Musician | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
There are a ton of different ways to make money as a musician. I'm not suggesting that everyone can make money with each of these ways. But I can promise...
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How to Use SoundCloud to Make the Most of Your Music Promotion

How to Use SoundCloud to Make the Most of Your Music Promotion | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
We asked independent artists how they use SoundCloud to promote their music to followers and fans — and what the best ways are to maximize your impact...
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Can major labels be trusted to develop artists?

Can major labels be trusted to develop artists? | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Helienne Lindvall: Indie mogul Martin Mills has accused the big music companies of short-termism and only backing mainstream acts
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Fiverr not just $5 anymore, now powering the 'gig economy' for up to $500

Fiverr not just $5 anymore, now powering the 'gig economy' for up to $500 | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Fiverr "reinvented" itself today, keeping the five but adding two zeroes behind it as the everything-for-five-dollars marketplace goes upscale, seeking to power the emerging "gig economy."
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Another great way for musicians and other artists to keep cash flow. See what others are doing already: http://fiverr.com/categories/music-audio

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Finding Your Onstage Style

Finding Your Onstage Style | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
If you want to make a splash, explore your inner diva and go big. If you’d rather just fade into the background and let people listen to your voice, muted and monochrome is the name of your game.
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Music Marketing [dot] com: 6 Reasons DJs Make More Money Than Musicians

Music Marketing [dot] com: 6 Reasons DJs Make More Money Than Musicians | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
First of all, to clarify on the title above, know that I think DJs are musicians. When I was transitioning from musician to my career in music marketing, I worked as a DJ and know first-hand what they bring to...
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Mic'ing Acoustics, Part 2: Violin and Viola

Mic'ing Acoustics, Part 2: Violin and Viola | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
With something as in-your-face as violin and viola, it’s important to mic and mix your recordings just so. It’s all about the mic’ing, panning, EQing and mixing.
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Your Musical Instruments’ Best Friend

Your Musical Instruments’ Best Friend | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Wooden instruments can be finicky, especially when the temperature and humidity are at their most extreme. But with some inexpensive tools and a little maintenance, you can easily protect your investment.
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Intern Like A Rockstar: How to Get Free or Affordable Legal Help for Your Music Project

Intern Like A Rockstar: How to Get Free or Affordable Legal Help for Your Music Project | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Empowering and inspiring future music industry leaders. Find, learn about, and excel in internships and entry level entertainment jobs.
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Nicko Gibson's curator insight, June 11, 2013 11:58 PM

Some great info for any artist, not just musicians. Online media legal networks and 'legal clinics'. 'Lawyers for the arts'.

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...what Nicko said... :)
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Digital Music News - The US Copyright Office Demands That Broadcasters Start Paying Artists...

Digital Music News - The US Copyright Office Demands That Broadcasters Start Paying Artists... | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Networking For Gigs - 2 Case Studies

Networking For Gigs - 2 Case Studies | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Musician Stan Stewart sheds light on the importance of generosity and persistence in creating lasting connections with local venues.
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Apple Announces iTunes Radio, a Pandora-like Streaming Service

Apple Announces iTunes Radio, a Pandora-like Streaming Service | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Earlier today, Apple announced that it will be launching a streaming radio service this Fall called iTunes Radio as part of the new iOS7. Using its "Genius"
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Boost Music Sales, Accept Credit Cards -Disc Makers

Boost Music Sales, Accept Credit Cards -Disc Makers | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Using a phone or iPad to take credit cards for music sales has coolness factor. Paying for an album on a smart phone, and signing with your finger, is fun.
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3 Tips to Writing Better Songs (without the use of an instrument)

3 Tips to Writing Better Songs (without the use of an instrument) | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Here are 3 tools I offer my students to help them write better songs by breaking away from their usual practices and find new and interesting solutions...
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AM/FM Usage Drops below 90% In New Survey

AM/FM Usage Drops below 90% In New Survey | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Jacobs Media has updated its annual Tech Survey, which is a study of the media habits of core radio users. It's a study that has 9 years under its belt now, so it's a great chance to take a look at...
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Elements of Mixing with Bassy Bob: The Decapitator – Small But Mighty Mix Tool : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community

Elements of Mixing with Bassy Bob: The Decapitator – Small But Mighty Mix Tool : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Pianist storms out over phone clips

Pianist storms out over phone clips | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Renowned pianist Krystian Zimerman storms out of a concert after becoming annoyed at an audience member filming on a smartphone.
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"The destruction of music because of YouTube is enormous." said Krystian Zimerman.

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Rdio bites some of Pandora's classic features to increase music discoverability

Rdio bites some of Pandora's classic features to increase music discoverability | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Rdio is following Spotify's introduction of its Discover feature this week with some new music discoverability features of its own. The streaming music service announced five new features plus a...
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