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  • How To Know When Its Time To Quit Your Band [FLOW CHART]

    Feb 15

    Joining a band is easy. In a rush of musical adrenalin you say yes, drink beer, become a band of brothers and imagine the adulation of fans as you step onto stage.  Quitting a band is much harder, and this flow chart offers a road map. Follow it.  But don't worry too much about your choices. The girls will love you even if your not in the band. Right? via Guitar Squid  

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  • The DIY Daily Podcast #62 - February 15, 2012

    Feb 15

    Today's Topic? Be Remarkable! Follow @thornybleeder

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  • Crowdfunding Success – SXSW 2012 “Sneak Peek”

    Feb 15

    Next month RocketHub and CDBaby head to SXSW to lead a discussion on crowdfunding for musicians. We will share topics to help you take your music project, such as an album, music video, or tour – and transform it into a successful Crowdfunding project on a platform such as RocketHub.com. Here’s a “sneak peek” of some info we will be discussing, as we explore how crowdfunding has changed the world of music. Assess your financial goals In order to start your music crowdfunding project it is...

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  • Noise Pop Culture Club

    Feb 15

    If you’re in San Francisco in February, you’ve got to check out Noise Pop. Musicians and artists from around the world come together to put on some great shows, with Noise Pop championing what they call “independent culture”. If there’s one event in particular that you shouldn’t miss, it’s the Noise Pop Culture Club on Saturday February 25th, at Public Works. No, there won’t be any sightings of Boy George, but there will be a lot of great art and a number of featured guests and hands-on...

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  • Karmin Goes From Covers On YouTube To Originals On Saturday Night Live

    Feb 14

    I've previously written about both Karmin and Walk Off The Earth using unique covers of popular songs to attract attention. Karmin has taken things to the next level with an appearance on Saturday Night Live featuring their original music and an album on the way. Plus, Walk Off the Earth recieved over 50 million views for its music video cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know." I don't know what to think about Karmin's Saturday Night Live performance. They have an odd act. But...

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  • Does Facebook Have a BIG Problem?

    Feb 15

    A definite shift has happened to Facebook in the last few months. It appears the introduction of the new “Timeline” has bought in a new set of algorithms that control the content that we each see. Scroll down through your newsfeed and the majority of content is pictures and videos - personal updates now take a backseat. This is due to Facebooks “Edgerank” system that determines which content appears in your newsfeed. It also makes assumptions from your previous interactions who your...

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  • Make Your Blog A Success: Music Marketing Made Easy

    Feb 15

    Music blogs are a dime a dozen; make your blog stand out with this step by step lesson on the key to online marketing success. Music blogs are a dime a dozen. Here are some ways to make your title sizzle, your topics diverse, and your ranks the highest they can be. This article on "Blogging 101," is a hands-on outline discussing how to market effectively through Google, stay on top of news to keep fans on their feet, ignite good karma by exposing other bands, and...

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  • How Much Time People Spend On Social Networks & Why You Can't Ignore Pinterest [CHART]

    Feb 15

    In just months, Pinterest has become one of the most popular social networks as measured by engagement, according to comScore, ranking just below Facebook and Tumblr. Twitter's lower engagement rate may be because of mobile app usage and that clicking on links on Twitter takes suers off the site. But even if its #4 , Pinterest's growth is still impressive. The Chart: via Business Insider  

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  • 3 Steps Towards Becoming A Record Producer

    Feb 15

    Are you interested in becoming a record producer? In order to become a record producer, you will have to possess knowledge in music and have an ear for transforming a song. On Music Think Tank, Emerson Maningo outlines 3 steps to help you start a career as a record producer. “A producer is someone that when presented with a very rough demo or even a cassette recording of the song (from the songwriter); can think of the best ways how to transform that song to become a marketable...

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  • The Basics of Music Publishing

    Feb 15

    Publishing has existed for centuries and centuries, though the beginnings of modern music publishing began in the early 1900s, during the time of Tin Pan Alley and vaudeville performances. Understanding everything involved with music publishing can be difficult, but don't worry! This article marks the first installment in a series on the topic, the aim of which is to educate musicians on how the publishing system works, and how you can make the most of it! Continue reading to get a...

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