Guest post by Brendan O'Connell (@therightnow) of sidewinder.fm, a music and tech think tank. I love living in Chicago. It means a steady flow of great bands coming through town no matter what time of year it is.
Pan-European indie label trade body IMPALA has sent one last letter to the European Commission as competition regulators there enter the final phase of their investigation into Universal Music’s bid to buy the EMI record company.
The music industry’s troubles are well documented, hinging on contradictory realities: Music is too free to be expensive and too expensive to be free.
People no longer spend money on music automatically, so promoting it is arguably more important than ever. One approach is to try to “turn your band into a virus.” Let’s take a look at three other proven ways to promote music: merchandise, apps, and location.
The recent tale of a musician's cover song videos of works in the public domain being taken down due to misidentification by YouTube's ContentID system is but one example of the ongoing failure of algorithmic systems to properly handle takedown...
How Technology Destroyed The Traditional Music Industry In 2006, Jeff Price (@TuneCoreJeff) launched TuneCore, for the first time allowing all artists onto the shelves of the digital music services whithout giving up rights or revenue.
Digital music streams could harm the environment even more than compact discs – so green-minded operators should introduce caching, or even ship their entire catalogues on a single chip. Those are two options posited by a fascinating ...
A Craigslist ad offers a glimpse into the world of music journalism. Online music and entertainment destination Prefix Magazine posted looking for writers with "an encyclopedic knowledge of music or film...
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