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Miles on Monday: An update from the Miles Davis Memorial Project, vinyl reissue news, and more

Miles on Monday: An update from the Miles Davis Memorial Project, vinyl reissue news, and more

This week for “Miles on Monday," another progress report from the Miles Davis Memorial Project, plus some other recent Davis-related news: A new version of the official Miles Davis website, revamped in both appearance and content, debuted last week with “stunning photos, special sections curated by the Miles Davis estate, and many other new features." In ...

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This 17 Year Old Owns His Own Vinyl Record Label

This 17 Year Old Owns His Own Vinyl Record Label

17 year old high school junior Jarrett Koral founded Jett Plastic Recordings as a vinyl only label. This year  for Record Store Day, he released  a seven-inch by actor Macaulay Culkin’s Velvet Underground cover band.   Macaulay Culin was not Jett Plastic's first release since launching in 2012  and the very indie label will add 6 more ...

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A key to success at Newport

A key to success at Newport

The best businesses—and arts organizations—don’t stand still. They find ways to enhance what they do. They making the experience better for their customers and supporters while building on their success. Need a concrete example? Look no further than the many enhancements over the past decade that the owners made at Fenway Park in jny: Boston, starting ...

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Record Labels Join Effort To Keep .music Domain Control From Google, Amazon

Record Labels Join Effort To Keep .music Domain Control From Google, Amazon

It feels like we've been waiting for the .music domain forever.  When released, it will open up to possibility for thousands of musicians and music companies to have a domain name more reflective of their  offline moniker, as well as, some interesting lawsuits.  Cyprus based Constantine Roussos of DotMusic Limited has received backing from one of ...

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Jazz this week: Dr. Lonnie Smith & Lionel Loueke, Alarm Will Sound, a tribute to Billie Holiday, and more

Jazz this week: Dr. Lonnie Smith & Lionel Loueke, Alarm Will Sound, a tribute to Billie Holiday, and more

This week's lineup of jazz and creative music shows in St. Louis emphasizes collaboration, with several events presenting novel combinations of musicians for your listening enjoyment. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, May 27 Jazz St. Louis' latest combination of two headliners into one evening of music features organist Dr. Lonnie Smith teamed with guitarist and ...

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Indie Music Retailers Launch “Vinyl Tuesdays”

Indie Music Retailers Launch âVinyl Tuesdaysâ

Vinyl has helped  to revive the otherwise struggling independent record store sector. Now indie music retailers are taking the promotion of vinyl beyond their annual Record Store Day with Vinyl Tuesdays. From A2IM Vinyl Tuesday is an initiative set up by Independent retailers to celebrate vinyl releases. Every Tuesday, participating retailers will celebrate by highlighting special-edition, ...

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Inside Music Distribution To China's 1.3 Billion Market

Inside Music Distribution To China's 1.3 Billion Market

Much of the initial enthusiasm that accompanied the opening up of the Chinese music industry with the advent of the internet, usually supplemented by a hopeful but misguided reference to 1.3 billion people parting with their money, has since whittled down to a more pragmatic approach. Guest Post by Matthew D on The Global Outpost The ...

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Pandora Acquires Artist Analytics Platform Next Big Sound

Pandora Acquires Artist Analytics Platform Next Big Sound

Our prediction that 2015 would be a big year for music tech mergers and acquisitions is proving accurate.  Today, Pandora, online radio's dominate player, announced that it has acquired Next Big Sound, a pioneer in digital music analytics. Pandora has agreed to acquire Next Big Sound, a provider of online music analytics, for an undisclosed sum. ...

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This One Free Tool Will Make All Of Your Social Media Look Better

This One Free Tool Will Make All Of Your Social Media Look Better

How your social media looks matters. It sends a signal. It says that you care. You are telling a story that I want to follow.  You are building a career and a brand. But creating the different graphics and sizing them for every social network can be a daunting task. It doesn't have to be.  Canva is a ...

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5 Reasons The Major Labels Didn't Really Blow It With Napster

5 Reasons The Major Labels Didn't Really Blow It With Napster

Pundits are fond of saying that the major labels blew it by suing Napster instead of doing a deal with them. It's as though they're obligated to repeat it as a mantra; they didn't get it, they were asleep, how could they have missed such a golden opportunity, yadda yadda. Shift through all the reverential twaddle, ...


 

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