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How To Effectively Handle A Flaky Band Member

How To Effectively Handle A Flaky Band Member | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
How To Effectively Handle A Flaky Band Member
A Guest Post by Unified Manufacturing


You give your 150% to the band- you book the shows, you handle the social media and blogs, you plan the tour and
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It's hard sometimes to say enough is enough, but if one member of your band is dragging the rest down, it might be time to lose him or her.

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What Taylor Swift vs. Apple tells us about artist power and a music business going cheap - Music Business Worldwide

What Taylor Swift vs. Apple tells us about artist power and a music business going cheap - Music Business Worldwide | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
The fallout of Taylor-gate says much about today's music industry

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This really is the age of the independent artist.  Stand up for your rights and don't be bullied by the big guys.

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Creating the Perfect Set List

Creating the Perfect Set List
by Wade Sutton, Rocket to the Stars


I spent my weekend at the Songwriting and Music Business Conference in Nashville and had a wonderful opportunity to lead a break-
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Great ideas regarding set lists for live performance.

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Think of Your Music as a Service, Not as a Product - MTT - Music Think Tank

Think of Your Music as a Service, Not as a Product - MTT - Music Think Tank | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
As an independent recording artist, do you think of your music as a service or as a product ?

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This is a good mindset to adopt as a musician!

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Developing a Live Fanbase with Better Song Intros

Developing a Live Fanbase with Better Song Intros | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
Building a live audience begins with the introductions to your songs. By crafting better song intros for your live show, you'll be making connections with..
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Some great live performance tips here!

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Singing Tips – How to Sing Better Right Now -Disc Makers

Singing Tips – How to Sing Better Right Now -Disc Makers | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
As a vocal coach, I'm frequently asked, “What are your top singing tips for vocalists?” I wracked my brain to come up with the Top 5.
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Digital Music News - Amanda Palmer Tells Morrissey: You'd Make Millions Off of Kickstarter...

Digital Music News - Amanda Palmer Tells Morrissey: You'd Make Millions Off of Kickstarter... | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
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Another chapter in the saga. Now I just don't know what to think. Anybody else?

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Digital Music News - Let's Add 'Burnout' to the List of Artist Problems...

Digital Music News - Let's Add 'Burnout' to the List of Artist Problems... | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
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How do you plan to battle the "burn"?

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3 Websites Indie Bands Need to Know

3 Websites Indie Bands Need to Know | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
It's no secret that the Internet has made a huge impact on the music industry. Up-and-coming bands used to dream that being signed to a major label would be their ticket to stardom.
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Digital Music News - Pandora Executives Have Now Cashed Out $87.6 Million In Shares...

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CD sales are one thing – Lose The Wrap When You Give Your CD Away

CD sales are one thing – Lose The Wrap When You Give Your CD Away | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
CD sales are an important part of an independent artist's revenue model – but make it easy for people to listen to your music on CD when you give them away.
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Poll: Should music be free?

Poll: Should music be free? | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
Paying for music is now a voluntary act, so why would anyone ever buy a CD, LP, or download? Read this article by Steve Guttenberg on CNET News.

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Amanda Palmer's recent presentation at TEDTalks got me really thinking about music as it connects to other people on a personal level.  We are now in a time when people can support artists directly.  Labels are becoming irrelevant.
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Music today is free (or at least can be if you want it to), and yet people are still willing to pay for it (up to 64%, according to this poll). 
The real change is people now want to be sure their money goes to the artists, not the industry."

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Pierre Priot's curator insight, March 4, 2013 5:40 PM

Music today is free (or at least can be if you want it to), and yet people are still willing to pay for it (up to 64%, according to this poll). 
The real change is people now want to be sure their money goes to the artists, not the industry.

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Top 10 Summer Vocal Tricks to Stay Hydrated and Healthy! - Cari Cole Music Co.

Top 10 Summer Vocal Tricks to Stay Hydrated and Healthy! - Cari Cole Music Co. | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
Top 10 tricks to keep your voice uber hydrated and healthy and avoid allergies too!
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Do any of you have any more advice on staying hydrated in the summer heat?

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Grooveshark

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Today we are shutting down Grooveshark


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Does this make things better or worse?

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Pierre Priot's curator insight, May 2, 12:07 PM

Bummer. Grooveshark is down.

Christine Rose Infanger's comment, May 3, 10:07 AM
Good. Perhaps when they're writing their settlement check for $50m they'll be reminded that pesky things like copyright matter. I don't understand why people/companies don't ever seem to learn that you can't keep ignoring the rights of artists and other rights holders without consequence.
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nobody's too big to fail!
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Musical Artists: Specify your events to Google - Webmaster Tools Help

Musical Artists: Specify your events to Google - Webmaster Tools Help | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
This technique is being piloted for events on musical artist websites only. We'll be expanding to other categories of events soon... watch this space!

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stan stewart's curator insight, March 14, 2014 6:50 AM

Works with BandsInTown, BandPage, ReverbNation or SongKick Tourbox.

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Musician Uses Crowdfunding To Buy Back Her Music From Label

Musician Uses Crowdfunding To Buy Back Her Music From Label | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it

Amanda Zelina is a self-described “Antique hunter/Artist/Writer/Avid vinyl collector” but she’s best known by musical alias, The Coppertone, and has launched a new campaign via crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to ‘Help Free The Coppertone’ from her current recording contract by raising the necessary funds to buy back her catalogue from her former record label so that she can forge ahead and release new music.


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Pierre Priot's curator insight, June 12, 2013 8:19 AM

Crowd-funding your way out of your label deal. I'm remember fantasying this over a Vietnamese lunch, it's now being done!

Aubrey Van Assche's curator insight, November 10, 2013 3:42 PM

I think this is an incredible article that shows what musicians can do with crowdfunding. In order to buy back the rights to her songs and herself as a musician, a Canadian artist decided to use crowdfunding by offering things to her fans like skype sessions, hand-made guitars, hand-written lyrics, behind-the-scenes photos from the studio, etc. This is a great way for musicians to reach their goals, as most music lovers are more than happy to help their favorite bands and see a part of their world. Music lovers are notoriously obsessive. 

 

I added this to my collection of scoops to give an example of successful crowdfunding in music (she hasn't reached her goal yet, but she's well on her way, and doing a great job of offering unique gifts to her fans). 

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CD Baby Exclusive: Watch "DIT: Do-It-Together" Before It Premiers Later This Month - DIY Musician Blog

CD Baby Exclusive: Watch "DIT: Do-It-Together" Before It Premiers Later This Month - DIY Musician Blog | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
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6 Steps to Songwriting Success

6 Steps to Songwriting Success | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
Songwriting success is as much about mindset and persistence as it is about raw talent. In this article, we'll discuss 6 mental habits that will increase...
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Why I am jammin' Jango over Pandora (guest post by @TraceTV) - muz4now

"Jango, a service of Radio Airplay gives a clear path for indie artists to get their music heard, in a stream that is attractive to the casual listener."

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stan stewart's curator insight, March 30, 2013 10:05 AM

Tracy Ready tells us why he chose jango as his streaming radio of choice.

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A Billy Joel College Appearance Takes A Pretty Amazing Turn

A Billy Joel College Appearance Takes A Pretty Amazing Turn | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
Billy Joel was recently doing a Q&A at Vanderbilt University when a student asked if he could play “New York State of Mind” with him. Then, this pretty amazing moment happened.
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I've been a fan for as long as I can remember, and this one goes to show that when opportunity arises, you gotta be ready to ask for your shot.

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Stage Banter and Your Live Music Show -Disc Makers

Stage Banter and Your Live Music Show -Disc Makers | The Music Is Enough | Scoop.it
Preparing your stage banter can help make a great live music performance. Your song intro can help or hurt, so get live performance advice from an expert.
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