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Everything Old Is New Again – 3D Printer Makes Vinyl Records Out Of MP3s

Everything Old Is New Again – 3D Printer Makes Vinyl Records Out Of MP3s | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
Making guns and electric guitars is pretty impressive, but it seems as though the current boom in 3D printing advancements has found found a proper use. Well, a proper, somewhat poetic use which is currently in beta stage. Researcher and Instructables DIY project site team member Amanda Ghassaei has discovered a way to use the technology to turn any MP3 into a fully functional vinyl record.
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Angie Mc's curator insight, February 6, 9:54 AM

I miss vinyl :)

Donald McClendon's curator insight, February 7, 4:58 PM

I miss vinyl. Looks like it's making a comeback,...one day at least.

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If Streaming Is the Future, You Can Kiss Jazz and Other Genres Goodbye

If Streaming Is the Future, You Can Kiss Jazz and Other Genres Goodbye | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
“ Indie artists may only constitute 38 percent of market share, but they represent well over 90 percent of working musicians, and a great majority of works released.”
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Pierre Priot's curator insight, November 10, 8:39 AM

Basic math from Marc Ribot: no, Spotify doesn't provide a sustainable future.

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What's the Best Use of Your Time on Social Media?

What's the Best Use of Your Time on Social Media? | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
So what would you do if you only had 30 minutes to spend on social media?How would you prioritize your tasks so you make the absolute most of your valuable time?I tend to find pockets of time throughout the day where I wish I could be as productive as possible in windows here and there. When a 30-minute window opens up, what should I be doing to maximize my time on social media?Here are some ways I’ve attempted to use my 30-minute chunks, and maybe they’ll spark some ideas for your marketing spurts as well. I’d love to hear what solutions you’ve found, too!...
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 1, 2:20 AM

How can you best spend 30 minutes on online marketing? Kevan Lee offers four ideas for the ultimate in social media time management.

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14 Alternatives to Google Analytics

14 Alternatives to Google Analytics | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
Analytics platforms are essential for merchants to glean insight into what drives their traffic. Google Analytics is the popular choice, but there are many other analytics tools available.Here is a list of analytics tools to help you collect and measure your customer data. Some of these applications are general analytics programs, akin to Google Analytics, to quantify traffic. Other applications look at specific aspects of the customer and should be used in conjunction with a general analytics program....
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 27, 1:26 AM

14 social media measurement tools you should consider. A useful resource for social marketing.

Chethan Thimmappa's curator insight, October 27, 1:36 AM

Pewit works great! Its an open source project and free!

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It is so IMPORTANT to chart where you are and where you are headed in business.  Analytics are a necessary tool for todays businesses. Peak Reputation, Inc will help you chart and plan effectively and efficiently. #PeakReputation #Brandloyaltythroughmarketing

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Radiohead Demands Government Intervention to Open Spotify Contracts... - Digital Music News

Radiohead Demands Government Intervention to Open Spotify Contracts... - Digital Music News | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
Which also means that it’s nearly impossible for major label bands like Radiohead to know what they should be getting paid, or IF they should be getting paid.
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Pierre Priot's curator insight, October 8, 3:47 PM

A non disclosure agreement means making sure that artists won't know shit about what they will be paid. #hailtothethief

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Taylor Swift Just Went to No. 1 on iTunes Canada With Eight Seconds of Static

Taylor Swift Just Went to No. 1 on iTunes Canada With Eight Seconds of Static | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
“ Taylor Swift Just Went to No. 1 on iTunes Canada With Eight Seconds of Static”
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Pierre Priot's curator insight, October 22, 4:23 AM

The digital revolution hasn't changed a thing: people will purchase anything as long it's popular.

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Prince Crowns Dual Charts, Scores First Top Rock Albums No. 1

Prince Crowns Dual Charts, Scores First Top Rock Albums No. 1 | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
“Prince lands two concurrent chart-topping debuts as Art Official Age crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, while Prince & 3rdEyeGirl’s Plectrumelectrum awards the musician his first No. 1 on Top Rock Albums.”
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Breaking: Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement... - Digital Music News

Breaking: Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement... - Digital Music News | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
If you’re a Grooveshark user, you should probably start backing up your collection. In a decision released Monday, the United States District Court in Manhattan has found Grooveshark guilty of massive copyright infringement based on a preponderance of internal emails, statements from former top executives, direct evidence from internal logs, and willfully deleted files and source code.
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What other dominos will fall?
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41 little-known social media features

41 little-known social media features | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
“When I go to Disneyland, I race to the famous rides first: Splash Mountain, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Indiana Jones. They're the biggest and best. But there are many attractions I miss in my sprint for the headliners.Social networks are like the rides at Disneyland. There are so many social media sites and features that some are bound to slip through the cracks.Which Facebook, Twitter and the other major social network features have slipped under our noses? Here are 41 tricks and tools for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.”
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Bill Weigall's curator insight, September 20, 7:07 AM

While I will never be an expert user, this list might let me fool some of the people some of the time! :)

Cate Ferguson's curator insight, September 20, 4:04 PM

Every little tip you can gather will be useful... to someone.  In the fast pace of change on some social networks it's useful to revisit some of the little details that can help make things easier, faster, more fun. 

Mike Allen's curator insight, October 25, 5:47 PM

Well worth a look

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The Color Thesaurus

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“ I love to collect words. Making word lists can help to find the voice of my story, dig into the emotion of a scene, or create variety. One of my on-going word collections is of colors. I love to st...”
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U2's Apple launch: what it means for the band – and the company

U2's Apple launch: what it means for the band – and the company | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
“ The fact that U2 are letting people hear Songs of Innocence for free speaks to their diminishing powers – but the launch also suggests Apple fears for iTunes”
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Anyone who thinks U2 has now endorsed the fallacy that music should be free has missed the paradigm shift of this licensed release. The ripple effects of the move , however, will be felt in various ways. As with any "first," time will bear out the true measure of the decision. Read Bono's own words on the value of art and artists and the music yet to be made.
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Gracenote Buys Baseline For $50 Million - TechBeat

Gracenote Buys Baseline For $50 Million - TechBeat | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
In case you were not aware, Gracenote is the firm behind providing the metadata for your media. The firm has just expanded their reign by buying rival Baseline for $50M to enhance their movie & TV data service presence. For those who provide the metadata for movies and TV shows (cast list, plot descriptions, etc.) is very big business as you may imagine. It’s so good in fact, that Gracenote wants to be the leader of the pack
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Pierre Priot's curator insight, September 8, 9:18 AM

There's a (metadata) war going on

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The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
...In the altogether illuminating 1994 volume The Psychology of Writing (public library), cognitive psychologist Roland T. Kellogg explores how work schedules, behavioral rituals, and writing environments affect the amount of time invested in trying to write and the degree to which that time is spent in a state of boredom, anxiety, or creative flow.Kellogg writes:"[There is] evidence that environments, schedules, and rituals restructure the writing process and amplify performance… The principles of memory retrieval suggest that certain practices should amplify performance. These practices encourage a state of flow rather than one of anxiety or boredom. Like strategies, these other aspects of a writer’s method may alleviate the difficulty of attentional overload. The room, time of day, or ritual selected for working may enable or even induce intense concentration or a favorable motivational or emotional state. Moreover, in accordance with encoding specificity, each of these aspects of method may trigger retrieval of ideas, facts, plans, and other relevant knowledge associated with the place, time, or frame of mind selected by the writer for work."...
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The art of showing up at the page....
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Aloe Blacc: Streaming Services Need to Pay Songwriters Fairly | WIRED

Aloe Blacc: Streaming Services Need to Pay Songwriters Fairly | WIRED | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
“ The abhorrently low rates songwriters are paid by streaming services—enabled by outdated federal regulations—are yet another indication our work is being devalued in today’s marketplace.”
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This conversation is getting traction. Let's see what comes of it all....
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Instagram Slang: A Guide to Becoming an Instagram Lingo NINJA

Instagram Slang: A Guide to Becoming an Instagram Lingo NINJA | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
Using hashtags, acronyms & the right slang is a great way to get more Likes and followers on Instagram.Terms like #TBT, #WCW & #MCM can be confusing at first. I was lost when I first started using Instagram!I always wished I’d had a handy guide to explain all the lingo.That’s why I wrote this article — because speaking the Instagram slang is such an easy way to get more followers. So here are definitions for 32 of the most common Instagram terms....
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 1, 2:50 AM

Confused by Instagram slang like #TBT, #Regram & #POTD? Have no fear! Aaron Lee's Instagram lingo guide explains the difference between #WCW & #MCM & the rest.

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For those of us new to Instagram

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Music Production Evolution: The Rise Of Digital vs. The Vinyl Revival — MusicTank

Music Production Evolution: The Rise Of Digital vs. The Vinyl Revival — MusicTank | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
The unexpected sales success of music formatting last year has been labelled ‘The Vinyl Revival’. Laura Creed, Superfi has delved into how and why the cult following for vinyl has resurfaced in this booming digital age. Alongside this, she questions the popularity of digital and what this could mean for the music industry. Below is an explanatory info graphic into the research findings. Following the info graphic is further commentary to compliment the graphical representations of the study.
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Trevor Parks's curator insight, November 6, 12:21 PM

Music Tank in my opinion is a very reliable source, considering the fact that it is a sector based network for the University of Westminster in England. As for the article itself, it contains many charts, graphs, and infographics that relate to the recent popularity and rise in sales of vinyl LPs. 

Clae Wilson's curator insight, November 9, 5:40 PM

The infographic in this article is really cool, as it gives a lot of great visual representations of how music sales have been shifting in past years. It shows that, while vinyl is still only a small sliver of total units sold, it's growing by leaps and bounds and has a very promising future.

Ryan Kowalkowski's curator insight, November 11, 10:42 AM

There is a desire for music fans to own copies of their albums, but the debate over physical copies vs digital downloads if a finer line.

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How to Build an Instagram Influencer Campaign in Steps

How to Build an Instagram Influencer Campaign in Steps | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
With not many advertising options available for marketers who'd like to use Instagram, a growing trend is the use of influencers—Instagrammers with a large following—to help with marketing efforts.Influencer marketing is not a new concept. You've probably seen it before on blogs, Facebook Pages, Twitter, and other social media outlets. Instagram, though? It puts all the others to shame!Instagram influencer campaigns can yield tremendous results because of the amount of engagement each post generates. Studies have found that Instagram engagement rates are up to 58 times higher than that of Facebook and 120 times higher than Twitter's....
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For the artist on Instagram.
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Blake Shelton's

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“Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton is lighting up the top of the charts this week as “Bringing Back the Sunshine” debuts at No. 1 on the cross-genre Billboard 200 and Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart with 101,000 albums sold.”
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Radiohead Demands Government Intervention to Open Spotify Contracts... - Digital Music News

Radiohead Demands Government Intervention to Open Spotify Contracts... - Digital Music News | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
Which also means that it’s nearly impossible for major label bands like Radiohead to know what they should be getting paid, or IF they should be getting paid.
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Pierre Priot's curator insight, October 8, 3:47 PM

A non disclosure agreement means making sure that artists won't know shit about what they will be paid. #hailtothethief

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Why the best content is about marketing sideways | Jay Baer

Why the best content is about marketing sideways | Jay Baer | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
The most successful content marketing is marketing that transcends the transactions and provides a glimpse into the company's personality, says Jay Baer in this video and short blog post.Terry: So when a company’s just starting with content marketing, what are some key performance indicators, basic KPIs that they could start with in order to start measuring the effectiveness and success of their efforts?Jay: It depends on the type of company and whether they’re B2B or B2C or how they sort of track their actual business in the real world. But, generally speaking, I think the best way to look at content programs is to say:“Do people care about it? Is there proof of caring?” And a lot of times you can measure that just anecdotally. You don’t have to necessarily have a whole complicated scheme.For an example, there’s a company called Life Technologies – a major global manufacturer of scientific equipment. They have this great content program where they take their product catalog and they execute it as a series of YouTube videos that are chained together with annotations.So it’s almost like a choose-your-own adventure product catalog....
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 18, 2:57 AM

In this interview, Jay Baer offers lots of advice and tips on better content marketing.

Lydia Gracia's curator insight, September 18, 3:57 AM

Conseils sur comment bien démarrer une stratégie de marketing de contenus. Loin d'avoir besoin d'énormes moyens, il faut trouver ce petit plus qui va définir la personnalité de l'entreprise (en tout cas son univers qui sera commun à son public).

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How to make money from your music on SoundCloud

How to make money from your music on SoundCloud | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
“ Similar to YouTube's Partner Program, On SoundCloud will allow artists to monetize the content they upload to SoundCloud through paid advertisements.”
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Pierre Priot's curator insight, September 19, 3:42 AM

CDBaby reviews On Soundcloud's tiered services.

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30 Compliments I'm Going To Give My Daughter (That Will Have Nothing To Do With How She Looks)

30 Compliments I'm Going To Give My Daughter (That Will Have Nothing To Do With How She Looks) | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
The next time you see someone greeting a little girl, pay attention to what they say to her. “You’re so pretty!” “I love your dress!” “Look how beautiful you are!”While these things are kind and well-intended, “pretty” does nothing but fade and lay the foundation to keep desiring that which we first received reward and praise for.(So here are 30 other things I hope I’ll tell my daughter one day, things I hope she’ll want to be praised and rewarded for more than what she looks like.)....
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 13, 10:01 AM

What a wonderful reminder of the things that matter and the qualities we should encourage with our children.

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8 Uplifting Quotes For Discouraged Students | Edudemic

8 Uplifting Quotes For Discouraged Students | Edudemic | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
“ There are many reasons a student can lose focus in school. It can be bad grades that will discourage them to be inactive and to rebel. It can be the environment that can be stifling and suffocating for the students. It can be the fact that many of them don’t find it easy to see …”
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Can musicians survive on streaming income?

“ Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says the majority of royalties to artists in Sweden come from people streaming the music online. He thinks the same will happen around the world.”
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We are less convinced but always open to what the future might hold for the creative.
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7 Things You Should Never Say When Brainstorming | Fast Company

7 Things You Should Never Say When Brainstorming | Fast Company | Writing the Songs That Matter | Scoop.it
“ If you don't want to slam the brakes on your next brainstorming session, avoid these idea-killing phrases.”
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As we say in THE ROOTS songwriting class when it comes to collaboration: "Yes, And..."!
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