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OPINION March 11, 2014

Vinyl is Not Dead (Never Has Been)

Vinyl is Not Dead (Never Has Been)

Blue Note Records gives vinyl a boost, releasing several classic albums for the Turntable Despite the origin of the CD roughly three decades ago and the more recent digital revolution, the old fashioned “record album," spinning at a rate of 33 1/3 revolutions per minute, never went out off style. Some companies have produced them all ...

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OPINION February 21, 2014

Why Soundcloud Will Beat Other Streaming Music Services

By Dan Polaske an entrepreneur & blogger. Check out his artists interview series coming soon. Who is the current leader in the streaming service war? Not Spotify. Not Rdio. Not Deezer. Not Beats Music (just launched) The answer: YouTube! Ok so YouTube is not technically a streaming service, however more music is streamed on YouTube than ...

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OPINION February 8, 2014

5 Ways Major Label Music on Soundcloud Would Be Awesome

By Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. Most of the music services available today have more or less the same music, so they distinguish themselves with third-party apps, free versions, improved designs, mixtape-style playlists, and other attractive features. On-demand music services have the same music (more or less) because the same copyright holders decide which songs to ...

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OPINION January 15, 2014

10 Ways Legal Recreational Marijuana Could Help the Music Industry

As Colorado pushes the U.S. a tiny bit closer to rational drug laws, it's high time to consider the potential positive effects on the music industry of legal recreational marijuana. I'll focus my comments on the U.S. and what might happen here if recreational marijuana was legalized. My belief is that such a move could have ...

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OPINION January 1, 2014

Who Will Win the Home Music War?

By Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. The cassette player, compact disc, MP3 player, and today’s smartphones and tablets were all portable music evolutions. Newsflash: Humans are not always in motion. Sometimes — a great deal of the time — we are at home. And yet as a general population, we are all hackers and settlers-for-good-enough in ...

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OPINION December 23, 2013

'Zat You, Santa Claus?

We Americans and our religious holidays are hard to figure, that's for sure.  First, you hear us demanding tolerance and equal time for people who choose to affiliate with an anti-religious philosophy, or no religious practice at all. The next minute, we are decrying the absurd religious discrimination being ...

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OPINION October 12, 2013

Crooner, Actress Cynthia Basinet Petitions The United Nations

Crooner, Actress Cynthia Basinet Petitions The United Nations

New York - The Singer, Actress Cynthia Basinet Addressed the United Nations Sixty-eighth General Assembly Fourth Committee on behalf of issues facing the Western Sahara, last Thursday. From the UN official site: “CYNTHIA BASINET, actress, singer and humanitarian advocate, lamented that thousands of people of Western Sahara had lived as refugees, without the opportunity to fully ...

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OPINION October 4, 2013

Why Musicians Make Little While Music Services and Distributors Make Billions [Jeff Price]

By Jeff Price, the founder of TuneCore and now founder/CEO of Audiam. In today's new music industry of peer-to-peer file sharing, download stores, and on-demand streams, it's hard enough for an artist to make money by selling their music. So what happens when the world's largest music distributors and stores carry all the songs in world ...

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OPINION September 17, 2013

Naples Jazz Orchestra Spared, for Now

Naples Jazz Orchestra Spared, for Now

Tourism is so hot in Naples, Florida that its town council is considering ways to limit traffic and parking issues, including shutting down concerts at the Cambier Park Bandshell, where all of the jazz concerts happen with multiple bands, including the facility's anchor tenant, The Naples Jazz Orchestra, in its fifth season. At a meeting to ...

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OPINION September 4, 2013

Kevin Spacey on Stopping Piracy: Give the Fans What They Want

Kevin Spacey gave a speech at the International Television Festival in Edinburgh late last month with a big focus on the implications of Netflix's “House of Cards" for the tv industry. He emphasized a number of points about piracy and giving the fans what they want that are quite relevant to the music industry as well. ...

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