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  • The Upside Of Social Media

    Jun 4

    "The evolution from simply surfing the internet on a computer to consuming content on mobile phones has put a growing emphasis on social media. And, the pressure to be “good” at social media has never been stronger.                                                                                   Guest post written by Melinda Lewis of ScatterRadio. From bands to brands, everyone is counting their followers, engaging in conversations with fans, making promo videos and posting selfies....

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  • Lil Wayne Joins Team As Tidal Announces Ticketmaster Partnership, Desktop App, Student Discounts

    Jun 4

    UPDATE: Superstar rapper Lil Wayne has become the newest co-owner of Tidal, reports Forbes and premiered a new song exclusively there.“Glory,” is the first single from FWA (Free Weezy Album) which will be given free to fans as he battles with his record label in court.  ______________________________ It's been a rocky month for Tidal, but Jay Z & Company seem to be pushing past the controversies. Tops execs are having smarter interactions with the press and industry, as well as,...

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  • Songkick, CrowdSurge Merge, Raising $16 Million For Direct To Fan Ticketing

    Jun 4

    Helping fans discover and buy tickets to concerts is a problem Songkick, BandsInTown, BandPage and others are each battling to solve; and looking over their shoulders is the Ticketmaster/Live Nation giant. Each has taken a different approach; and today Songkick shifted gears, merging with CrowdSurge.  _______________________  Concert discovery platform Songkick has merged with artist to fan ticketing platform Crowdsurge to create what they are calling "the largest artist-ticketing service...

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  • SoundCloud Signs Licensing Deal With Independent Labels

    Jun 4

    SoundCloud, the music streaming service, signed a licensing deal with Warner Music Group back in November. Now, they've come to terms with more than 20,000 independent labels, as The New York Times reports. The labels were represented by Merlin, an agency that manages digital rights for independent labels. The deal will allow them to receive royalties, which Soundcloud began to pay last year. “Independent creators have always been at the core of SoundCloud, and with this partnership we’re...

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  • Dr. Dre, Ice Cube Named as Defendants in Suge Knight Murder Lawsuit

    Jun 4

    In February, Suge Knight was charged with murder by the Los Angeles County district attorney following the hit and run death of Terry Carter. Now, Carter's family is suing Knight for wrongful death and negligence. They've also named Dr. Dre and Ice Cube as defendants, as TMZ reports. The incident took place near a promotional shoot for Straight Outta Compton, the forthcoming N.W.A. biopic. In the suit, Carter's family alleges that Dr. Dre and Ice Cube hired gang members to provide security for...

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  • Can I sample copyrighted music if it’s less than 6 seconds?

    Jun 4

    How to legally clear the samples that you use in your music [Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer. Just sayin’… ] Let’s be honest: sample clearance is often difficult and expensive for independent musicians. In order to legally use a sample from a copyrighted song in your own music, you actually need TWO different licenses: 1) […] The post Can I sample copyrighted music if it’s less than 6 seconds? appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Amazon Prime Music Turns 1 Year Old Today

    Jun 4

    [UPDATED] With "several million" in the U.S. listening to its 1 million tracks each month, Amazon Prime Music is a significant, if often overlooked, player in digital music. Today, the on-demand streaming service turns a year old. Prime Music is celebrating one year of delivering music to Amazon Prime subscribers. Prime Music offers a million songs, a thousand Playlists and hundreds of Stations to US Amazon Prime members at no additional cost. Prime Music attracts several million Prime...

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  • New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Petaluma CA - Aqus Cafe. Live music is ...

    Jun 4

    New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Petaluma CA - Aqus Cafe. Live music is held Wednesday - Saturday nights from 7-9 PM and on Sunday afternoons (Jazz) from 2-4:30 PM. All shows are free. Acoustic, Blues, Country, Folk, Jazz, S/S... http://ow.ly/NRU1W Aqus Cafe

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  • New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Spokane WA - Caffe Affogato. Live music...

    Jun 4

    New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Spokane WA - Caffe Affogato. Live music is held on Friday nights starting at 7 PM. All genres; nothing too heavy: http://ow.ly/NRUj3 Caffe Affogato

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  • Local/regional DJ, Hip Hop, Top 40 acts needed for 6/27 at Club 66 in #Ashland OR: http://ow.ly/NRXYF...

    Jun 4

    Local/regional DJ, Hip Hop, Top 40 acts needed for 6/27 at Club 66 in #Ashland OR: http://ow.ly/NRXYF #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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