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Five Smart Ways Freelance Musicians Can Utilize YouTube

Five Smart Ways Freelance Musicians Can Utilize YouTube

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 ...

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Ex-Google, Facebook Programmers Launch Weav App To Change How Music Is Created And Consumed

Ex-Google, Facebook Programmers Launch Weav App To Change How Music Is Created And Consumed

Musicians, Fans And App Developers Needed To Test New Software Delivering music fits your location, activity and mood has been the goal of apps like Songza and playlists on every major music service.  Weav takes an entirely new approach - variable tempo. New app Weav hopes to do nothing less than change how we create and ...

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Starbucks Shifts Music Gears From iTunes to Spotify In Major Multi-Year Partnership

Starbucks Shifts Music Gears From iTunes to Spotify In Major Multi-Year Partnership

Digital music deals and launches are accelerating ahead of next months Apple music relaunch. Spotify hit a solid double yesterday with multi-faceted Starbucks deal that includes 200,000+ free Spotify Premium accounts and marks a shift for the ubiquitous retailer away from a longterm relationship with iTunes.   Longtime iTunes music partner Starbucks is shifting its allegiance ...

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Jukely Adds $8 Million In Funding To Expand $25/Mo. Concert Subscription Service

Jukely Adds $8 Million In Funding To Expand $25/Mo. Concert Subscription Service

Jukely promised tickets to unlimited concerts for just $25 a month; and they appear to be delivering in way that's exciting live concert fans and encouraging discovery. To fuel expansion, investors have just added $8 million in funding.  Concert discovery app Jukely has raised $8 million in a seed extension round from existing investors, led by ...

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YouTube Playlists, The Other User Generated Content

YouTube Playlists, The Other User Generated Content

The mixtape has long been a part of music culture. Ever since the 8-track and the cassette, fans have spent countless hours compiling tracks into audible lists that vary from a simple top favorites to highly conceptual themes. So, what if you could track how many times your songs make it to a mixtape? Guest Post by Armando ...

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Google 360 Welcomes Anyone, Anywhere Inside The World-Famous Abbey Road Studios

Google 360 Welcomes Anyone, Anywhere Inside The World-Famous Abbey Road Studios

If you've had a lifelong dream of seeing where the magic happens within Abbey Road Studios, Google just made it come true. Partnering with Abbey Road Studios to create and compile more than 150 different 360-degree panoramic images, Inside Abbey Road was born.  Google introduced Inside Abbey Road to fans around the world in a blog ...

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Live Streaming For Musicians: Periscope vs. Meerkat

Live Streaming For Musicians: Periscope vs. Meerkat

"Explore the world in real time through someone else's eyes." That's the tagline coined by Periscope, the shiny, new live streaming Twitter app that's probably popped up countless times in your Newsfeed as of late. And whose eyes would you rather see the world through, than your favorite artist's? By Jenn Schwartz, Interactive Marketing Manager, The ...

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Watch: Official Guided Video Tour Of Music On Apple Watch

Watch: Official Guided Video Tour Of Music On Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has been one of the company's most anticipated and buzz about product releases, and like most things that Apple does, music is front and center. Yesterday, Apple released a series of videos offering guided tours of features on the Apple Watch including this one on music: “Learn how to control the music on ...

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Pandora, Spotify, iTunes Hatch Plan To Make Musicians Love Them

Pandora, Spotify, iTunes Hatch Plan To Make Musicians Love Them

Musicians unhappy with the size of their payments from streaming music services have meant an ongoing public relations nightmare for Spotify, Pandora and their competitors. Attempts to plead for patience, explain the complex math and blame the record labels have all fallen on deaf ears. So the music streamers have each hatched a plan to win ...

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Reporting On SoundCloud: Past, Present & Future

Reporting On SoundCloud: Past, Present & Future

In the seven years since its inception, SoundCloud has worked to build the ideal platform for maximizing exposure and connections for musicians, and, in doing so, has dramatically changed the music industry. Griffin Davis explores how in the Music Business Journal.  In the years since the rise and subsequent fall of Napster, the distribution of recorded music ...


 

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