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Songwriting Tip: The Power of Simplicity

Songwriting Tip: The Power of Simplicity | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Danny Arena talks about the power of simplicity in songwriting. The use of repetition, variations in writing that keeps the listener tuned in..
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Facebook’s New Music Feeds: What You Need To Know | Evolver.fm

Facebook’s New Music Feeds: What You Need To Know | Evolver.fm | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Ending Radio's Free Ride - hypebot

Ending Radio's Free Ride - hypebot | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
By David Macias, cofounder of Thirty Tigers. He's exploring this topic further at SXSW on the panel Still Hazy After All These Years: Performance Royalties and Terrestrial Radio.
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Steal This Idea, Please « The Talent Code

Steal This Idea, Please « The Talent Code | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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A simple way to keep yourself on course with daily practicing.

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Four things today's bands can learn from David Bowie's comeback - The Prescription - Music PR UK, Music Promotion, Band Promotion, Music PR Ireland, Entertainment PR, Online Music PR, Indie Music PR

Four things today's bands can learn from David Bowie's comeback - The Prescription - Music PR UK, Music Promotion, Band Promotion, Music PR Ireland, Entertainment PR, Online Music PR, Indie Music PR | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Music has come a long way since David Bowie’s legendary 1972 Top of the Pops appearan...
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Guest Post: Will the Copyright Alert System Break the Internet? By Future of Music Coalition's Casey Rae

Guest Post: Will the Copyright Alert System Break the Internet? By Future of Music Coalition's Casey Rae | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Mobile Ready Radio Ads

Mobile Ready Radio Ads | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Dial Global this week announced a partnership with SoundHound that will offer advertisers more interactivity with broadcast radio listeners. SoundHound is a music app that listeners can download to...
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Social Media for Musicians Daily

Social Media for Musicians Daily | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Social Media for Musicians Daily, by Green Dream Social: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Digital Music News - Study: 19% of Americans Are Now Actively ...

Digital Music News - Study: 19% of Americans Are Now Actively ... | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Top iPad Music Apps (a/o March 6th): (Paid): 1. GarageBand 2. Traktor DJ 3. Free Music Download Pro Plus - Free Music Downloader and Player 4. TuneIn Radio Pro: Listen to live music, news, talk, sports and podcasts from ...

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ReverbNation Launches 'Music For Good' Downloads For Charities Program - hypebot

ReverbNation Launches 'Music For Good' Downloads For Charities Program - hypebot | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
"Do well by doing good," is by no means a new business concept (Newman's Own, Tom's Shoes, Stonyfield Farms, etc.).
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How to Get Your Music on Shazam

How to Get Your Music on Shazam | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
D Baby is the first major independent music aggregator to partner with Shazam— and, more importantly, we can now get your music on Shazam for you.
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Use Bandcamp To Build Your Email List | Indie-Music.com

Use Bandcamp To Build Your Email List | Indie-Music.com | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
So you’ve got someone to your Bandcamp page, they’ve streamed a track or two of yours and decide that they would like to download it.
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BMI Unveils New Logo and Brand

BMI Unveils New Logo and Brand | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
What do the Rolling Stones, McDonald’s and Nike all have in common? Other than worldwide recognition, they also posses iconic logos.
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Matt Stevens - Notes From The Wilderness: Does "Progressive Rock" Need To Diversify To Survive?

Matt Stevens - Notes From The Wilderness: Does "Progressive Rock" Need To Diversify To Survive? | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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What Does it Mean to Be an Electronic Instrument?

What Does it Mean to Be an Electronic Instrument? | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The electronic music analog to visual media's question "is it art?" is clear. "Is it really a musical instrument?" Ableton will this week officially launch its Push hardware with Live 9; we'll have...
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Music Marketing [dot] com: Music Marketing Podcast #1 - How to Win Over Fans At Your Next Gig

Music Marketing [dot] com: Music Marketing Podcast #1 - How to Win Over Fans At Your Next Gig | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The Music Marketing [dot] com Podcast is back! About three years ago, I started a live, "Music Marketing Podcast" where I took phone calls and answered questions from Music Marketing [dot] com readers.
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Applauze Simplifies Music Tickets, Adds VIP Extras | Evolver.fm

Applauze Simplifies Music Tickets, Adds VIP Extras | Evolver.fm | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Record labels object to Apple's proposed low royalty rate for streaming service

Record labels object to Apple's proposed low royalty rate for streaming service | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Apple has opened talks with record labels about getting rights for a music-streaming service — but has gotten plenty of push back because its offer is seen as way too cheap, The Post has...
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New Reports on Piracy

New Reports on Piracy | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal this week offers two interesting articles about online piracy of entertainment media.  In this piece by Christopher S. Stewart, we get a somewhat rare glimpse inside the cou...
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Advergaming for Independent Artists

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MizWalidah's curator insight, March 12, 2013 12:03 PM

Where it would be an opportunity for a band to get publishing with a video game and have their music heard by the billion dollar gaming industry this is usually facilitated by the muscle of big labels (that is if they give a damn about you to begin with). But once again, technology and a little cooperation finds its way to the door of the independent. There is a huge gaming world out there that doesn't include big name games or even games you pay for. As this article explains:


"Free-To-Play, web-based Flash games are a massive source of entertainment for millions worldwide. It’s possible to commission custom games for marketing purposes (often called ‘Advergames’) and they’re perfectly suited to help get your music heard.... Custom Advergames don’t come cheap, but they don’t have to cost the earth either. Keeping it fairly simple is the key, and having a band of four or more members to split the cost, may just make it financially viable."


This challenges the independent niche market to think of your music as an interactive visual. You take the time make videos, you can take the time to think of your work interactively. A good game designer can customize a game's look and feel to your music. If this doesn't seem like a sound financial investment for your band or if you are a tip jar soloist then it is time to think cooperatively. This is where the social connectedness of local music communities should come in to save the day, that is if we have not moved to far away from that. If there are bands you are friendly with and your collective sound could benefit from a free-to-play game then put your heads and wallets together and have some fun creating a game that may truly benefit you all. The article breaks down some of the benefits if you are unfamiliar with the massive gaming market. 

 

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FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!

FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more! | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
FMQB: Your daily source for radio industry news, music industry updates, arbitron ratings, music news, artist information, radio programming tips, show prep and more.
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Digital Music News - A Major Label Artist Makes 8 Cents On a 99-Cent iTunes Download...

Digital Music News - A Major Label Artist Makes 8 Cents On a 99-Cent iTunes Download... | independent musician resources | Scoop.it

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This Article Goes Into Detail How Nearly All The Money Earned On Online Music Downloads Is Never Seen By The Artist. The Article Explains That After Net Sales Deductions, Royalties, And Charges For Audiophile Records, The Artist Only Recieves 8 Cents For Every 99 Cent Download

Jacob Elias Handal's curator insight, March 9, 2013 12:56 PM

An article that further dives into the royalties an artist may potentially get in this current age. A must see if you intend to be a musician so that you will be all the wiser in choosing what medium you want ot use in distributing your music.

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How to Deal with YouTube Trolls

How to Deal with YouTube Trolls | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
YouTube marketing should be a part of your marketing strategy. Most top bloggers already have established their presences on YouTube and other video sites.
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6 Critical Ways For YOU To Manage Your Expectations of Digital PR & Social Media Marketing - MTT - Music Think Tank

6 Critical Ways For YOU To Manage Your Expectations of Digital PR & Social Media Marketing - MTT - Music Think Tank | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
This article was co-written by Ariel Hyatt and Jon Ostrow.


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Streaming Services in the US Gaining Subscribers

Streaming Services in the US Gaining Subscribers | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Muve Music, a music subscription service that is a division of Cricket Wireless, recently announced that they have more than a million subscribers in the US. Cricket sells prepaid, no contract wire...
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