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.
Brent McCrossen of Audiosocket talks about how his company helps support artists and shares some tips for musicians that want to get paid appropriately for their music.
Experts talked about how music analytics are helping the music industry, the MPAA and RIAA sued Megaupload, and Wu Tang Clan’s recent album release strategy could teach a valuable lesson to other artists.
Josh Hubball, head of business development at App.net discusses how technology has developed around selling music and music-related products and how App.net’s Broadcast tool can help artists build their fan bases.
A study revealed radio is still the most popular music discovery method, the music industry rallied in support of a unified lobbying message, and industry insiders said Google, Apple and Amazon are enhancing their streaming offerings.
Kevin Arnold, founder of OpenAura Kevin talks building music platforms since the dawn of the Digital Age and how his platform helps musicians use images, bios and other visual content to build more robust brands.
The IFPI called for an expansion of pirate site blocks, Twitter hinted at a new music offering, and Sony rolled out a brand-new digital marketing campaign for an artist.
Mark Bryan, guitar player and founding member of Hootie & the Blowfish, shares his own experiences with building a successful music career and offers some advice for new and emerging artists that want to stay true to their passion for making music and navigate the business side of the industry.
The IFPI’s annual report showed the value of fan videos on YouTube, Tony Bennett urged the music industry to release more quality music, and a professional study revealed customers are dissatisfied with commercial music.