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Facebook Just Screwed You – Again | Make It In Music

Facebook Just Screwed You – Again | Make It In Music | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
So, Facebook has now decided that all those fans you took years getting to ‘like’ your Fan Page for your music don’t really want to hear from you. They

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Every independent artist should read this NOW! 

#HaveyaHeard  Only 6% of your fans are seeing your Facebook fan page posts and soon you will  have to pay for anyone to see anything. yep! the free ride is coming to an end! Thoughts!?  fb.com/yaheardapp

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Some helpful hints after they tell you the bad news...

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48.6% of All People Skip a Song Before It Finishes... - Digital Music News

48.6% of All People Skip a Song Before It Finishes... - Digital Music News | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
skip /skip/ verb 1. any time the listener abandons a song before the song finishes. How catchy is your song?  According to data just released by...

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#HaveyaHeard that 48.6% of people never listen to entire song. Ho hum... sometimes you just have to wait for it. Wait for it!! Or maybe the craft of songwriting will prioritize placing the wow factor in the first 30 seconds. fb.com/yaheardapp

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The Importance of Unique & Professional Band Photos

The Importance of Unique & Professional Band Photos | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
Something that has come up time and time again on the #ggchat (the only music industry twitter chat: Every Thursday at 3 & 9 pm ET) is the importance of band photos that are not only profession...

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#haveyaheard The importance of unique fan photos can not only help a new band create a narrative to potential fans but help themselves better understand what stories motivate fans to come to their shows. A picture tells a thousand stories depending on who is looking at it. A band can use fan reaction to their imagery to continue their story in pictures. 

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Where is the "D" in EDM?

Where is the "D" in EDM? | Show Up Public | Scoop.it

"... I’d venture that just because audiences are buying and listening to dance music in droves doesn’t mean they’re necessarily dancing to dance music..."

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Ditto!! Cool Op-ed piece by Jason King here, originally titled "How bottle service has changed pop music for the worse".  I might add that EDM has created a sort of uniformed way of dancing. Literally everyone is positioned facing the DJ and jumping in unison up and down like that Massa but with less group synergy. They continue to jump until given the cue to raise their hands in the air, like if on a roller-coaster ride. The arrangements of EDM is very formulaic and much like a roller-coaster. What I miss in dance music when shared with others is meeting strangers on the dance floor and having a moment to dance together. Or closing my eyes to dance with whatever spirits are in the room. The bass "rhythms "missing from EDM are replaced with the step 1- work up, step 2-let go, step 3-breakdown, and repeat. It unfortunately leaves a predictable bitter taste in my mouth. NO patience for a true journey orchestrated by a good DJ's (Carlos Mena, Osulande, DJ Rimarkable). I actually like Skrillex and some other EDM producers, not hating...just saying the D in EDM stands for dance, but there isn't much of that happening. 

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Indie music licensing body Merlin criticises YouTube's payout rates

Indie music licensing body Merlin criticises YouTube's payout rates | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
Charles Caldas tackles Google: 'The service that pays the least is the service that’s the most well funded'. By Stuart Dredge

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yaHeard?  >> "if we’re pissed off at Spotify, we should be marching to YouTube central with flaming pitchforks".


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How National Tour Packages Are Ruining Music And Artist Discovery - hypebot

How National Tour Packages Are Ruining Music And Artist Discovery - hypebot | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
Guest post by Nick Hardy, first published on Sinizine.net. I grew up in Memphis, Tenn. and was involved in the punk scene from my first Rancid tape stolen from my high school. I had my crappy ska band and many of my friends had just as horrible punk bands. During the mid 90's Memphis was booming with amazing punk and indie shows coming through venues like Barristers, The Antenna, New Daisy, The Map Room…the list goes on. You could bet your balls there was going to be local support for a national tour coming through town. While the national bands...
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"I'm sorry but this tour package won't be allowing local support." 

 

Remember when a local band could find a way to open up for a larger band coming through town? Well, Live Nation is deadening that. The gap between big bands and small is growing wide like the gap between rich and poor in this "Nation". This is why we are yaHeard always have our wheels turning on how to offset the disparity. Music deserves better.

 

We invite you to play.

facebook.com/yaheardapp - twitter.com/yaheardapp

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EDM fans’ are social sharing monsters!! (Study)

EDM fans’ are social sharing monsters!!  (Study) | Show Up Public | Scoop.it

“We suspect EDM continues to boom because of this overwhelming positivity, affinity for the live experience and hyper social sharing,” said Wang. “It’s the love of the experience that keeps fans coming back for more and promoting continuously to their friends. The fans themselves are driving the movement.”


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If you are a DJ or electronic producer/song-writer then you need to get your social game on, if your not. EDM and dance music  fans do not play games when it comes to social sharing. They dwarf other music genres in talking and sharing experiences of experiencing music live.  We are ecstatic  at yaHeard to not only love dance music but the prospect of helping to strengthen dance culture.  http://www.facebook.com/yaheardapp ; @yaheard

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Who Killed (Or Saved!) The Music Industry?

A documentary exploring the current state of the music business, as told by those who make their living in the industry.

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This Kickstarter campaign is over but I'm glad someone is talking to independent artists on a pragmatic level about what we do despite the challenges presented with technology and the changes in the music industry. Possibly these challenges  are indeed opportunities. yaHeard leans closer to embracing the latter.

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Facebook Events Drive Me Insane and Force Me To Spam | How To Run A Band

Facebook Events Drive Me Insane and Force Me To Spam | How To Run A Band | Show Up Public | Scoop.it

"I’ve discovered a few things about Facebook in my research. One, Facebook events really suck. If you create an event when you’re signed into your Fan Page, you can’t invite your fans."

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Reason #54 why I created http://yaheard.co !

 

So you have a fan page and want to create an event invite to promote a show? Why can't you invite YOUR FANS?!!! Ya know the 1,000 or more people who actually "Liked" your page. Them folks? So instead we spam our dear friends who either ignore us, block us or politely RSVP with no intentions of showing up. Facebook invites suck!! Like for real! 

No fear yaHeard is almost here! Meanwhile, uhm... like our facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/yaheardapp ;

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Pascale Mousset's comment, April 26, 2014 4:38 PM
Ahah yes it's sucks !!! You are a good Finder ;) Congrats for your apps YaHeard !!!!
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Why Spotify and Pandora Suck at Music Curation

Why Spotify and Pandora Suck at Music Curation | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
This story first appeared in the Jan. 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
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This is reason # 409 why I created yaHeard. Who would you rather receive a band or new music recommendation from: A robot/algorithm or from someone (stranger or friend) who went to see the same band(s) as you. Its not just about click culture when it comes to music. Its about the music you get off your ass and see, the music that physically moves you that one should follow. Am I crazy? No worries my friends, yaHeard is coming...  

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Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Musical artists: your official tour dates in the Knowledge Graph

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Musical artists: your official tour dates in the Knowledge Graph | Show Up Public | Scoop.it

When music lovers search for their favorite band on Google, we often show them a Knowledge Graph panel with lots of information about the band, including the band’s upcoming concert schedule. It’s important to fans and artists alike that this schedule be accurate and complete. That’s why we’re trying a new approach to concert listings. In our new approach, all concert information for an artist comes directly from that artist’s official website when they add structured data markup.


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Welp, I guess you all better update your websites because all things begin with Google unfortunately. Or you just can get the yaheard app when it debuts on Facebook. Update your facebook, yaHeard is automatically updated. @yaheardapp

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Pierre Priot's curator insight, March 14, 2014 6:41 AM

Cause everything start with a Google  search request, you may wish to ensure that your tour dates are listed there.

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A whole trust load of new .domains on GoDaddy!!

A whole trust load of new .domains on GoDaddy!! | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
gTLDs or Generic Top Level Domains are the latest way for you to secure the perfect domain name. With a gTLD you'll be able to bypass back orders and avoid auctions. And with GoDaddy you get the best price and our award winning tech support!
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I saw it on the horizon everytime I visited my godaddy account. But yes, they are coming a whole truck load of new domains. In particular domains for artists like... .show, .band., .book, .art., .buzz, .events, . .music, .gallery! SO stress no more if the name you want is gone under .com or .net or .org... rejoice my lovelies, rejoice!

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Why It’s EDM’s Fault Outkast Flopped

Why It’s EDM’s Fault Outkast Flopped | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
And no, it’s not as simple as “hip hop is dead,” because it’s not.
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I've been observing this for a while on the touring circuit in Europe where big lights, big sound and an audience that does the same dances on cue is what concerts are made of these days; at least for a generation. I don't think EDM as a genre is to blame, but the production value for concerts in general leave you blinded to what is actually happening on stage if not deaf to what is being said. Concerts are becoming the equivalent to medley sets at parties where the lack of attention span injects a healthy dose of irrelevance towards "good" music. 

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Twitter Is Considering a Deal to Buy SoundCloud

Twitter Is Considering a Deal to Buy SoundCloud | Show Up Public | Scoop.it

Would it solve Twitter's growth problem?


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Twitter really wants to to splash its wings around in the music market. Jeesh.

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Pierre Priot's curator insight, May 20, 2014 3:43 AM

If you can't make your own music service, buy one!

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Is it Wise for Artists to Discount Tickets on Groupon, et al?

Is it Wise for Artists to Discount Tickets on Groupon, et al? | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
It's becoming an ever increasing trend to see concert tickets on discount web sites such as Groupon and Living Social. While it may be good for fans to get tickets to see their favorite artists at ...
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#haveyaheard Groupon like show coupons could be the crippling blow to  independent artists who largely depend on gigs as their bread and butter? A lot of fans can not differentiate between the resources provided to larger acts from independent acts. If larger acts who can afford to discount discounts make this a norm than more and more fan will demand if not expect the same from smaller groups. This is an assumption but I think a rather pragmatic conclusion. It has already shown itself to be true regarding streaming and music sales. Why should one think differently in regard to live shows?

I would suggest rather, not discounting tickets but discounting the experience of going out. More later with #yaheardapp

 

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How Much are Musicians Paying for Digital Music Distribution? | Songhack

How Much are Musicians Paying for Digital Music Distribution? | Songhack | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
TuneCore vs. CDBaby vs. OneRPM vs. Ditto Music vs. Indigo Boom vs. SongFlow vs. DistroKid vs. RouteNoute vs. Loudr vs. Mondotunes vs. ReverbNation

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Ok, let's talk numbers! 

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Pierre Priot's curator insight, May 17, 2014 8:16 AM

I've been dreaming about making this chart. Thanks Songhack for putting this data together!

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Music Mapped Out: How Consumers Are Interacting with Music Across the U.S.

Music Mapped Out: How Consumers Are Interacting with Music Across the U.S. | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
Just about everyone connects with music, but where we live plays a big part of how we listen to, buy and engage with our tunes. For example, music aficionados in the Pacific region (California, Alaska, Oregon, Hawaii and Washington) make up the largest group of subscription streamers in the U.S., at more than 7.5 percent.

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What is SoLoMo marketing?

What is SoLoMo marketing? | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
"SoLoMo is much more than a buzzword, it’s an opportunity tailor-made for the live music industry and its fans" --> http://t.co/GQdSobD6Dx

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The Future of the Music Industry: Selling Audiences to Advertisers

The Future of the Music Industry: Selling Audiences to Advertisers | Show Up Public | Scoop.it

Ad-supported and subscription streaming services have tripled revenue paid to artists and labels, growing from seven percent to 21 percent of digital revenues in the last four years, according to the RIAA. Strengthened by investments of more than $432 million dollars just last year, streaming radio services like Pandora and Spotify are booming, while broadcast radio struggles. And many of broadcast radio’s top ad-sellers have jumped ship to these Internet radio companies, helping to capture the dollars now fueling an important growth category for the music industry. 


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"If artists and labels go on the offensive, fully embracing streaming services (who help replace diminishing MP3 and CD revenue), and also innovate by developing audiences themselves through their own branded offerings, they will exert far more control over two critical assets that advertisers want: Large audiences and big data."


Stop the madness. And stop complaining about streaming. There is another source of revenue independent artists with a sizable audience can benefit from. This can range from 100s, 1,000s to 10,000s of fans which is very doable for any hard-working and consistent independent band or musician. Advertising doesn't just mean Coca-Cola and MickeyD's, but local businesses and businesses/organizations you consume or support yourself.


Just a thought and I'm thinking.

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twitter.com/yaheardapp 

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Conversations for Inquiring Minds's curator insight, May 8, 2014 2:29 PM

Yet another area to be aware of when it comes to your privacy.

Taylor Porter's curator insight, October 14, 2014 9:02 PM

According to the information in the article, streaming services with ad's and commercial's have increased the profits of artists and labels. This article seems to be very credible.

Josh Granese's curator insight, November 4, 2014 10:20 AM

This article is essentially about how online streaming (i.e: Pandora, Spotify, Grooveshark, etc.) is gaining a LOT of following and ruining FM/AM radio stations. We learn that more money is generated through this online streaming and that it is making FM/AM obsolete. Which in all honesty makes sense; since I moved down to Florida, I have yet to listen to one radio station. Even when my phone dies, I just shut my radio off because I feel as if though listening to the radio at that point is pointless because the music I personally like is never played. Maybe that is the cause of such a decline in listening, because it's not the people's choice of what is played. When the choice is put into the hands of the listeners and not the broadcasters it adds an entire new element which is why online streaming is so popular.

 

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Michael Jackson – “Xscape” | New Music

Michael Jackson – “Xscape” | New Music | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
Michael Jackson was and still is one of the greatest Pop Icons and performers of our time. When he passed away on the 24th June 2009, he left a gaping hole in music, which many were and still are determined to fill. Jackson's passing occurred…
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I haven't swooned for some time now. Enjoy.

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Nielsen Study: Music Industry Could Add $450 Million to $2.6 Billion in ... - Billboard

Nielsen Study: Music Industry Could Add $450 Million to $2.6 Billion in ... - Billboard | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
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Nielsen Study: Music Industry Could Add $450 Million to $2.6 Billion in ...

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This article is promising because it affirms that the music fan has not been cheapened along with the idea of selling music. People are real and so are the one's who make and love the music. Often we musicians claim EXCLUSIVE CONTENT, but the results are a bit lack luster.

 

QUESTION: What content would really float your boat receiving from an independent band via your mobile phone when you have just been rocked at a show?  

Follow #yaHeardapp on Facebook and Twitter.

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Pandora CEO says "Pandora is Radio" so Pandora shouldn't pay artists at all

Pandora CEO says "Pandora is Radio" so Pandora shouldn't pay artists at all | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
Sometimes it pays to read the transcripts from earnings calls, especially for company's like Pandora, our latest set of fake "friends" in the tech community.  Always striving to keep their executiv...

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Pandora has to be the the drunk uncle of streaming services because the sh*t that comes out of their mouths regarding their lack of respect for musicians is astonishing! 

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Music Startups Take Off After Facebook Changes

Music Startups Take Off After Facebook Changes | Show Up Public | Scoop.it
At its f8 conference recently, Facebook made major changes to its Open Graph technology particularly focusing on music apps. Today it released details showing how those changes have ramped up interest in digital music apps.
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One of the main reasons why yaHeard is getting into bed with the devil. Its just good for business.

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This band is scamming Spotify into funding their upcoming tour

This band is scamming Spotify into funding their upcoming tour | Show Up Public | Scoop.it

The Ann Arbor, Michigan based band decided to tour on an entirely free circuit, and to afford hosting free gigs for fans, came up with the idea for Sleepify, an album they’re urging fans to stream on repeat while they’re asleep. If you stream the album for 8 hours, that’s 800 listens. And while at $0.005 that amounts to just $4, the idea is still incredibly clever.


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Pierre Priot's curator insight, March 20, 2014 6:42 AM

Vulfpeck is running a brilliant Spotify hack.

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The Official Top 20 Biggest Selling Vinyl Albums Of 2014 so far

The Official Top 20 Biggest Selling Vinyl Albums Of 2014 so far | Show Up Public | Scoop.it

The success of the various albums has helped get 2014 off to the best start in more than a decade for vinyl albums. Last year saw 790,000 vinyl albums sold in the UK – but 2014 is already more than one-third of the way to that target after 15 weeks, putting it on course for sales around 900,000 for the full year (if sales continue at the current rate).

 

 


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Pierre Priot's curator insight, April 22, 2014 5:30 AM

Vinyl top 20 features a lot more of great albums than the regular charts!