A blog for musicians and music industry people. It is a free educational resource and it is also the way I advertise my music consulting services. I am an entertainment professional with deep roots in the music industry. Throughout my music career I have been a major label A&R representative, a music supervisor, an artist manager, a reality show producer, a bass player and the head of a digital record label.
A music writer compared the trajectory of a hit single 20-years ago to show music industry changes, an adult webcam site offered two big-selling female artists multi-million-dollar contracts, comScore revealed the state of the mobile music market.
Lead singer/songwriter Brad Roberts of The Crash Test Dummies relays the experience of transitioning from major label to independent artist and shares some advice for songwriters that want to succeed in the current climate.
Spotify and BandPage established a partnership, the IFPI considered establishing a universal weekly release date for new albums, and a ruling changed contracts between producers, artists and record labels.
A long-time band manager laid out the challenges of touring in the modern music business, an industry analyst presented the ramification of Apple’s Beats acquisition, and the UK amends its music copyright laws.
The Alliance of Artists & Recording Companies (AARC) sued Ford Motor and General Motors for copyright law breach, the Department of Justice continued to review radio broadcasting royalty rates, and Billboard looked at Live Nation’s success.
Bandzoogle CEO David Dufresne talks about the company’s history and the important details artists commonly overlook when building their own websites.
Industry insiders discussed the potential impact of “high-resolution audio,” Universal Music created a new YouTube-focused record label, and a music business analyst shared some lessons artists can learn from Weird Al’s marketing strategy.
Musician and songwriter Danny Barnes talks about his views on the state of the modern music industry and shares some advice for artists that want to become truly great at their craft.