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Spread Good Cheer: Support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You

Your friends at All About Jazz want to wish all our readers, especially our registered members, a joyous holiday season filled with family and fun. We have several big projects in store for 2015 including an upgraded and cross-platform version of the Jazz Near You app, a jazz wall, and a home concert initiative spanning the ...


James Donio, President Of The Music Business Association Looks Back On 2014

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz) is up next on our Virtual Panel. On the subject of streaming, Donio says, “While we refrain from editorializing on any Music Biz member company’s role in the marketplace, it is abundantly clear that streaming will continue to gain traction next year as it tallies more ...


The One Thing That Pretty Much Every Failed Artist Has In Common

By Shaine Freeman on Sonicbids Blog A career in the music business can be one of the toughest, most frustrating paths to take, especially if you're a musician whose dream is to top the charts and sell out stadiums. It's an industry where the overwhelming majority of musicians experience failure more often than success. For the sake of defining what success is, in ...


Dave Kusek Of The New Artist Model Looks Back On 2014 [Our Virtual Panel]

Dave Kusek is the founder of the New Artist Model online music business school and former CEO and founder of Berklee Online. Kusek is also the co-author of one of the best selling music business books The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Generation written in 2005, and has enjoyed a successful career as ...


2 Genius Ideas For Funding Your Next Tour

By  Brian Buchanan on Sonicbids Blog Today, more artists than ever before are making a living by touring. Many small- and mid-sized venues are thriving, and creative acts are finding new and intriguing ways to expand their reach beyond their local scene. Thanks to dozens of new technological tools, bands are finding it increasingly easy to find an audience – but coaxing ...


Jack Conte Of Pomplamoose And Patreon Looks Back At 2014

Jack Conte, multi-instrumentialist of Pomplamoose and co-founder of Patreon joins us today to's year end virtual panel. When asked about effect of ubiquitous music online and what the “Taylor Swift Debate" means for music streaming he says “No - the debate won't change anything, but artists pulling out of Spotify will." Conte goes on, “So many financial models ...


Bitcoin for Rockstars: How Cryptocurrency Can Revolutionize The Music Industry

By D.A. Wallach, Recording Artist, Investor, Artist in Residence @ Spotify. This article originally appeared on  There is an incredibly boring problem in the music industry for which Bitcoin offers a potentially fascinating solution. In fact, I think this might be one of the coolest and most immediately worthwhile applications of distributed ledger and payment ...


4 Way Musicians Can Accept Credit Card Payments at Shows

By Chris Robley on CD Baby Blog You’ve played a great show. Fans are lined up at your merch booth. You’re taking cash, making change, and signing CDs. Then a guy walks up and wants to buy a couple discs and a t-shirt — but he only has a credit card. Are you going to turn him away? No, ...



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