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20 Great College Town Music Venues

20 Great College Town Music Venues | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
By Gabrielle Kratsas Image Source What better way to escape the grueling academic schedule of a college student than with some loud, live music,
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Whether or not you are a musician, college student, music enthusiast, or all three, this article will provide you with a cool look at twenty of the best venues college towns across America have to offer. Gabrielle kratsas even provides a grading scale and concise and reliable reviews for each venue. 

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101 Resources for Marketing Music

101 Resources for Marketing Music | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
Marketing Music takes time! if you use 35+ of these Resources you'll do very well.
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A VERY useful list of resources for marketing your music. From "where to create a blog" to "who to talk to to get your album reviewed". It may not be as fancy as other music resources out there, but sometimes it's more about the information provided, and in this case it REALLY is. If you're an up and coming musician and don't know where to begin, this site is for you. 

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20 Great College Town Music Venues

20 Great College Town Music Venues | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
By Gabrielle Kratsas Image Source What better way to escape the grueling academic schedule of a college student than with some loud, live music,
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Whether or not you are a musician, college student, music enthusiast, or all three, this article will provide you with a cool look at twenty of the best venues college towns across America have to offer. Gabrielle kratsas even provides a grading scale and concise and reliable reviews for each venue. 

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The Five Most Influential College Towns

The Five Most Influential College Towns | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
What are some of the most successful college towns when it comes to sending music out into the world? Here are our favorite five.
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Continuing on with with my recent theme of lists, I feel this one give a cool look at some of the most influential college music scenes. The article provides a brief description of the town and lists some notable musicians/bands from each. It's amazing the kind of talent some places can produce. 

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Can indie music save your neighborhood?

Can indie music save your neighborhood? | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
Omaha's lesson in music as economic stimulus, as told through one up-and-coming Nebraska band.
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This article can resonate with all people. The Washington Post published this story of a 20-year-old University of Nebraska Omaha junior working to fulfill his dreams of making a lasting impact on the musical world. Thanks to Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, Omaha has a modern venue dedicated to the success of local music. 

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The Time is Right for Direct-To-Fan Marketing of Music | Mediashift | PBS

The Time is Right for Direct-To-Fan Marketing of Music | Mediashift | PBS | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
As the music industry continues to evolve and search for a sustainable and profitable business model, the direct-to-fan (D2F) approach is making great advances, from artists just starting their career up to superstars with massive fan bases.
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Although this article came out in 2009, as a fan of both PBS and Radiohead, I think Jason Feinberg presents his idea with a modern spin. "Direct-to-fan" marketing in a way that is still effective and important today, especially in today's ever accelerating technological world of communication and media. 

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this song is sick | A electronic and hip hop music blog featuring only sick songs

this song is sick | A electronic and hip hop music blog featuring only sick songs | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
I'm a college kid trying to share music I've loved with everyone, for free, legally. Have a listen.
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Awesome indie music blog ran by CU-Boulder student Nick Guarino. A little taste of new and upcoming bands like you've never seen before. 

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Black Fret - A Non-Profit Giving Money to Local Musicians

Black Fret - A Non-Profit Giving Money to Local Musicians | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
Matt Ott Vice Chairman Black Fret By Bailey Cool If you’re in the music scene here, whether as a musician, &helip;
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Austin based non-profit Black Fret is providing local bands with the monetary resources to expose their music. For both University of Texas student-musicians and locals alike, this is a big deal. 

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Too Much Rock

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Too Much Rock contains accounts of live music
performances, photos and videos of bands, weekly indie rock podcasts, and other
stuff that's probably not as important as we think.
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This Kansas City native has a lot to say about KC's blossoming local music scene. With pictures, podcasts, and blogs, Sid of Too Much Rock shows his readers/listeners the diversity and talent of artists from KC, Lawrence, and abroad.

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I Heart Local Music | 

I Heart Local Music |  | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
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For all you Lawrence-Music-Lovers out there. I Heart Local Music consistently brings an energetic and unique look at musical happenings around Lawrence, KS. 

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Social Media for Musicians: 10 Musts for Social Music Marketing

Social Media for Musicians: 10 Musts for Social Music Marketing | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
As a busy DIY musician, it's easy to ignore or forget about the basics of social media marketing. Social media for musicians isn't rocket science, but it...
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Some seemingly obvious, yet vital tips on how musicians can successfully manage social media. Social media is a very powerful and often free tool at the disposal of anyone with a computer or smartphone. If you are a young and/or poor musician, effective social media marketing is a must. 

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The Music Industry Is About To Change, And Apple And U2 Are Just The Beginning

The Music Industry Is About To Change, And Apple And U2 Are Just The Beginning | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
Of all industry roller coasters, the music industry must be the wildest. The last 30 years reshaped the business in a way we never could have imagined...
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An interesting article on the wide range of changes and shifts the music industry makes. Philip Inghelbrecht explans how to tame the wild beast that is the music industry, which is especially important for young people trying to break into the industry.

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The 10 College Towns With the Best Music Scenes In America - Music School Central

The 10 College Towns With the Best Music Scenes In America - Music School Central | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
Today I want to talk to you about an exceptionally critical factor that can contribute infinitely to your livelihood as either a student or professional musician....
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While it's hard to believe that Lawrence didn't make the list, Bill Zuckerman counts down some of the best college-town-music-scenes in the country. It's not hard to believe that towns, with the most young people who have an ambition to learn and live (like all college students do), have the best music scenes. 

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Digital marketing and the music industry: six key trends for 2014

Digital marketing and the music industry: six key trends for 2014 | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
One of the interesting things about being a digital marketer that specialises in a certain niche is that you get to understand your niche from many different angles.
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This article presents some info on Digital-music-marketing through quantitative data and some fancy graphs. Although music is very "right-brained" (emotional, artful, abstract), the business side of marketing and branding a successful band as a PRODUCT is quite the opposite. This article discusses how to intertwine these two worlds. 

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How Music is an Effective Millennial Marketing Tool

How Music is an Effective Millennial Marketing Tool | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
Millennials make up 25% of the U.S. population and their economic spending power is $1.3 trillion dollars, according to a study by PTTOW.
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An interesting and up-to-date article about the influence of young adults on the music industry and vice versa. Many of the things Millennials find important are conveyed through music, which often can evoke emotion, social media action, and lasting bonds with an artist or brand. 

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Kellee Maize: How I "Made It" in the Music Industry: My Top 10 Tips

Kellee Maize: How I "Made It" in the Music Industry: My Top 10 Tips | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
I'm still applying these new discoveries myself and learning everyday from them, so I can make no guarantees, but my hope is that this helps a next generation of conscious artists trying to let their voices be heard....
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Words of wisdom from artist Kellee Maize. These ten tips should be considered by all aspiring musicians. It's important to play it smart in the music industry when you are on your own. 

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7 Music Marketing Truths ALL Musicians Should Know - MTT - Music Think Tank

7 Music Marketing Truths ALL Musicians Should Know - MTT - Music Think Tank | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
Ever wondered why some super talented musicians don’t get the fanbase and recognition th...
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Some great advice for aspiring musicians. Marketing and promoting your music is half the battle!

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Kansascity Music Scene - The Deli's Blog: Indie Rock, Folk, Electronic, Emerging Bands, Online Music Charts and Live Show Listings

Kansascity Music Scene - The Deli's Blog: Indie Rock, Folk, Electronic, Emerging Bands, Online Music Charts and Live Show Listings | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
The Deli Magazine is a daily updated website covering 11 local US music scenes (including: NYC, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland, and Philly) through 11 dedicated, separate blogs. We also have two quarterly publication exclusively focused on the NYC and LA independent music scenes - and a yearly magazine focused on the SXSW music festival in Austin.
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Kansas City's issue of The Deli Mag. This site covers all you need to know on local musical happenings in, not only Kansas City, but other major cities around the country.  

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5 Tips For Networking Like a Rock Star

5 Tips For Networking Like a Rock Star | UniversiTunes | Scoop.it
Aside from insincerely kissing rivals, the music industry has a lot to teach about cultivating the people who can help you.
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Wonderful insight on how to use the connections you make in any scene to expand the reach of your music. 

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