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.
Beats Music acquired Topspin Media, a new report showed that most of recorded music industry income is going to superstar artists, and sources said Apple is looking for more exclusive releases in hopes of slowing the decline of digital downloads.
Emmanuel Zunz of ONErpm talks about how the music distribution landscape has evolved in the Digital Age and shares some tips for indie artists looking to establish partnerships with music distributors that will help them market and sell their recordings.
Musicians protested the way radio stations pay royalties, Liberation Music finally resolved its copyright infringement battle with Lawrence Lessig, and Pandora announced a new suite of meta data tools for artists.
Some tips about coping with music business frustrations and jealousy and being consistent in order to achieve success in the Industry.
The BPI reported the first positive growth in the UK music industry in four years, PolicyMic revealed nine music projects that have transformed the business and music executives noted how the Shazam app helps identify hit songs.
Michele Clark of the Sunset Sessions talks about how radio promotion has changed since the early days of her career, what inspires her to help artists and offers some advice for artists looking to build meaningful connections with music industry gatekeepers.
Casey Rae talked about the potential effects of the Time Warner Cable/Comcast merger, Twitter’s Head of Music decoded Twitter’s recent deal with 300 Entertainment, and Sam Phillips talked about adapting to the music industry to build a sustainable career.
Brian Shafton, co-founder of RBC Record Label Services talks about how new and emerging independent artists can build solid careers in the music business and offers some examples of artists that are successfully building their brands and businesses.