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  • Five Smart Ways Freelance Musicians Can Utilize YouTube

    May 22

    There's an overwhelmingly large community of musicians on YouTube. This has been a really positive thing, as the amount of knowledge and skill amassed on this single website has really helped a lot of players in their own practicing and improvement.                                                                                                                                               Guest Post By Dylan Welsh on Sonicbids Blog If you're in a band, you already know the power of...

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  • Local acts needed for 6/26 at Camellia Lounge in #Portland OR: http://ow.ly/Nimam #gigging #DIY #gigs4u...

    May 22

    Local acts needed for 6/26 at Camellia Lounge in #Portland OR: http://ow.ly/Nimam #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • 2015 Social Media Pyramid by CyberPR

    May 22

    It happens to me all of the time when I teach social marketing. Faces go blank, frustration begins to settle in and then I hear: “I just don’t have anything interesting to say.”  OR “I don’t want to share what I’m eating for breakfast!” REALLY? You do things we mere mortals are totally enamored by: you create businesses, you make art, you play music, you get up in front of people in public! Of course you have something to say!                                                                ...

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  • Alt Country, Blues, Funk, Psychobilly, Rock, Rockabilly act needed for 6/13 at Williams College in W...

    May 22

    Alt Country, Blues, Funk, Psychobilly, Rock, Rockabilly act needed for 6/13 at Williams College in Williamstown MA: http://ow.ly/Nix0c 

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  • Sufjan Stevens, National's Bryce Dessner, Porcelain Raft Team for Gaspar Claus' One Night Stand

    May 22

    Photo by Emmanuel Afolabi Back in 2012, cellist Gaspar Claus invited several of his musician friends to collaborate on a music project over a single night in Brooklyn. Now, what they produced has been culled into an eleven-song, 70-minute release and accompanying film directed by Derrick Belcham of La Blogothèque.  One Night Stand features music from Sufjan Stevens, the National's Bryce Dessner, the Men's Ben Greenberg, Porcelain Raft's Mauro Remiddi, the Luyas' Jessie Stein, and many more....

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  • The Death Of One-Hit Wonders

    May 22

    For almost a hundred years Billboard has been producing music charts, and artists that have a single hit then drop into oblivion have always played a major part in them. These "1 hit wonders" either come and go (like Keith's "98.6" in 1967) or hit the oldies circuit (Nena with "99 Luft Ballons" in 1983), but every year the charts are littered with them.                                                                                               Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0...

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  • Jack White Goes Online To Defend Jay Z and TIDAL, Criticize YouTube and Free Music

    May 22

    "You've got questions and comments about TIDAL, and Jack White has answers," begins a post on White's  Third Man Records site. The questions and comments were submitted by members of the Third Man Records Vault and fans on Facebook, and then addressed "by Jack White himself." ________________________ Jack White on TIDAL for developing artists "I'm aiming to get unknown artists paid so that they can make more music...TIDAL is going to help a lot of artists out. I'm talking about the...

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  • FRI NEWS BRIEF: Line Tests $2 Music Service • YouTube Extends Music Key Beta • Hype Machine Payola • More

    May 22

    Friday 5.22.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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  • Sony Forces The Verge To Take Down Leaked Spotify Contract

    May 22

    The leaked contract between Sony Music and Spotify has caused ripples throughout the industry.  The complex deal has drawn criticism from artists, managers and others who question the deal's fairness and how much revenue is actually trickling down to creators. _________________________ Yesterday, Sony Music used the threat of legal action to force The Verge, who originally broke the story, to pull down a contract between the music group and Spotify. Annnnnnnd legal threats from Sony...

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  • 4 Ways to Get Festival Ticket Holders to Bring More Friends through Word of Mouth Marketing

    May 22

    Turning fans of live music into vocal advocates begins with asking, but that's really just where it starts.  How you ask, what you ask for, and how you show your appreciation will directly effect the effectiveness of all of your efforts. ___________________________ Too often, “social marketing” ignores who festival-goers are actually social with: their friends. People go to events because their friends are going, not because they liked a Facebook post. Topping a recent Virtual Festivals poll...

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