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How to Market Your Music the Personal Way

How to Market Your Music the Personal Way | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
If you want to get anywhere as a songwriter or a performer, it’s crucial that you learn how to market your music. Sure, "lucky breaks" can happen, but...
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SoundExchange Collected Over Half-Billion in 2012; Almost Half From Pandora

SoundExchange Collected Over Half-Billion in 2012; Almost Half From Pandora | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The following is a guest post by Angus M. MacDonald, a digital media attorney. Last week, SoundExchange publicly released its Annual Report (Draft) for 2012.  According to the report, SoundExchange...
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Vinetune Is Turning Vines Into Crowdsourced Music Videos

Vinetune Is Turning Vines Into Crowdsourced Music Videos | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Vinetune is a site that creates a crowdsourced music video based on user Vine videos whose hashtags match the lyrics in a featured song.
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17 Ways To Self-Promote And Distribute Your Music Video (If You Must) | Think Like a Label

17 Ways To Self-Promote And Distribute Your Music Video (If You Must) | Think Like a Label | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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Put all Your Music on YouTube! | Make It In Music

Put all Your Music on YouTube! | Make It In Music | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Now that the latest YouTube changes are in effect and every musician can have a channel that resembles those of the hallowed 'Partner Channels', it is time for
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BandPage Helps Artists Sell ‘Experiences’ to Earn Money On The Side | Evolver.fm

BandPage Helps Artists Sell ‘Experiences’ to Earn Money On The Side | Evolver.fm | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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30 Pieces of Advice From Music Entrepreneurs - Venture Harbour

30 Pieces of Advice From Music Entrepreneurs - Venture Harbour | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Over the past few weeks I've asked 30 extraordinary people in the music industry for their most valuable words of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. Withou
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Five Career-Endangering Networking Mistakes And How To Avoid Them - Educated Songwriter

Five Career-Endangering Networking Mistakes And How To Avoid Them - Educated Songwriter | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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5 Tips for Flying with Your Guitar

5 Tips for Flying with Your Guitar | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Extremely cold temperatures. Dry air. Baggage people who enjoy throwing things. If you're flying with your guitar, you face a number of obstacles.
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When Plants Jam with Synths: Leslie Garcia's Open Project Lets Plants Talk with Sound

When Plants Jam with Synths: Leslie Garcia's Open Project Lets Plants Talk with Sound | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Pulsu(m) Plantae _ project presentation from LessNullVoid on Vimeo. You may have seen a plant used as a musical instrument before, by measuring capacitance across the leafy life form and turning it...
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Stageit & Ziibra: Commodifying Music in the Digital Age

Stageit & Ziibra: Commodifying Music in the Digital Age | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Two rising vectors--the current music fan entitled by definition and the talented but struggling new artist--meet at the point of two new businesses: Stageit and Ziibra. These companies offer arti...
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Moozar Announces Twitter Card Integration, Platform Upgrades and ASCAP Expo Appearance | Indie-Music.com

Moozar Announces Twitter Card Integration, Platform Upgrades and ASCAP Expo Appearance | Indie-Music.com | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Moozar, a Direct2Artist content monetization service that encourages you to "Get the Link. Share it. Reward the Music!," readies new service enhancements to broaden the scope and potential for artists to get rewarded for their work.
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Music Piracy Debate Takes a Turn at the Corner of 46th and Broadway | Copyright Alliance

Music Piracy Debate Takes a Turn at the Corner of 46th and Broadway | Copyright Alliance | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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This Time Shall Pass: Learning to Play a Musical Instrument

This Time Shall Pass: Learning to Play a Musical Instrument | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
According to independent survey results cited by NAMM, the trade association for music retailers, over 80% of individuals who never learn to play a musical instrument regret that they didn't take t...
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Streaming Digital Music Royalties Top Radio Revenues For First Time In U.K. | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Streaming Digital Music Royalties Top Radio Revenues For First Time In U.K.   | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Ahem U.S. music labels Artists across the pond are making more online than on air.
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Brit musos now trouser more crumpled fivers from online music than radio • The Register

Brit musos now trouser more crumpled fivers from online music than radio • The Register | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
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How To Transition From Your Day Job Into A Successful Music Career

How To Transition From Your Day Job Into A Successful Music Career | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Most people in the music business didn't start in the music business but came into their careers while working their "day job." After all, it's important to have some income, right?
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Study: Time Spent Listening Online Jumped Two Hours in One Year

Study: Time Spent Listening Online Jumped Two Hours in One Year | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Forty Five percent of Americans now listen to online radio occasionally, at least once a month, according to the newly updated Infinite Dial Study by Arbitron and Edison Research. That translates t...
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Copyright is Anti-Civil Liberties?

Rick Falkvinge still doesn't get it. Copyright is a civil liberty, and one that has yielded tremendous social good.
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6 Shocking Reasons Your Facebook Fans Aren’t Engaged [Part 1 of 2] | CyberPR Music

6 Shocking Reasons Your Facebook Fans Aren’t Engaged [Part 1 of 2] | CyberPR Music | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
This article was co-written by Jon Ostrow and Ariel Hyatt Last week, we discussed some major obstacles that are stopping your effective growth on your
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How Do I get an Endorsement Deal as a Musician?

How Do I get an Endorsement Deal as a Musician? | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The most common question I was asked at SXSW was how artists should pursue endorsement deals. Specific advice differs depending on genre, of course, but...
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Start a DIY Songwriting Workshop and Build a Community of Songwriters

Start a DIY Songwriting Workshop and Build a Community of Songwriters | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
Songfinishers is a songwriting workshop idea that builds friendships among songwriters. If you want to co-write, build a local community of songwriters.
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How to Get From "Local Artist" to "Touring Musician"

How to Get From "Local Artist" to "Touring Musician" | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
  STEP 1: Perfect your performance Play as many open stages as your can to network with others and solidify your stage presence. Become a familiar face and make sure you get to really know the people. Give this a 6-month time period.
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How to Work Well with the Sound Man at Your Local Club

How to Work Well with the Sound Man at Your Local Club | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
If you've done any amount of touring, you've probably had to work with some surly live-sound engineers. As an indie musician, working well with a sound man
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Ghost Beach Band Debates Piracy on Times Square Billboard

Ghost Beach Band Debates Piracy on Times Square Billboard | independent musician resources | Scoop.it
The Brooklyn band Ghost Beach addresses the debate over music piracy in a big way: on an LED billboard above the American Eagle Outfitters store in Times Square.
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