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Record Store Day 2017: A Reminder That Americans Still Buy Music

Record Store Day 2017: A Reminder That Americans Still Buy Music

Did you know that one in three vinyl buyers also pays for an on-demand music subscription? Even in the age of streaming, many still want to touch, feel and own their music. Proof of that is just hours away during this Saturday's Record Store Day.  Guest post by Russ Crupnick of MusicWatch Saturday April 22 begins the ...

The Nu Jazz Agency Announces Special Workshop On Digtal Services You Need To Know About And Use In The Jazz Industry At Jazzahead 2017 In Germany!

The Nu Jazz Agency Announces Special Workshop On Digtal Services You Need To Know About And Use In The Jazz Industry At Jazzahead 2017 In Germany!

Nu Jazz Agency has just announced that Managing Director Jerald Miller will be leading a workshop entitled: Digital Based Services on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 15:00-16:00HR for the JazzAhead! music conference to be held in Bremen, Germany at the Bremen Exhibition Center in Hall 6, Conference Room 1, as part of the (3) European Jazz ...

Discogs Attacked By Pirate Spam On Two Fronts

Discogs Attacked By Pirate Spam On Two Fronts

Popular crowdsourced music database Discogs is being attacked on two fronts—one by pirates posting links to illegal downloads and the other by an anti-piracy outfit filing takedown demands for thousands of legitimate links. Music database Discogs is under attack from two different and difficult to combat kinds of spam.  Hundreds of fake movie and TV links ...

It's JAM time again. Get your jazz on.

It's JAM time again. Get your jazz on.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month —and it is flying by. The Smithsonian Institution decreed the month's status 16 years ago as a way to spread appreciation for—and interest in- the music genre. Many activities now find themselves under that celebratory jazz umbrella. The National Endowment for the Arts moved its annual NEA Jazz Masters induction concert ...

The Reason That YouTube Pays Artists So Little

The Reason That YouTube Pays Artists So Little

After a rough financial decade, the music business is finally seeing some appreciable revenue growth, and it's showing no signs of stopping. YouTube, however, doesn't seem to have gotten the memo and continues to pay artists a minimal amount. Here we look at why this is. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 The recorded ...

Indie Labels Report Struggle With 'Whack-A-Mole' Digital Takedowns, 30% Have Given Up Trying [SURVEY]

Indie Labels Report Struggle With 'Whack-A-Mole' Digital Takedowns, 30% Have Given Up Trying [SURVEY]

A survey conducted by A2IM (American Association of Independent Music) and Future of Music Coalition (FMC) confirms that independent labels are struggling to deal with unauthorized use of their recordings and videos. A new study by A2IM and Future of Music Coalition asked independent labels of all sizes about their experiences with the DMCA driven notice and takedown system ...

The Power Struggle of Music Versus the Machine

The Power Struggle of Music Versus the Machine

The digital age has created previously unimagined opportunities for musicians, and changed music creation, distribution and discovery forever.  But alongside those changes, the livelihoods of creators has been threatened.  Now is the time to recapture the value that music creates, argues Sound Royalties Alex Heiche, and he sees signs that it's starting to happen. Guest post by Alex ...

Virginia Woolf To Howlin' Wolf: Author Peter Guralnick On Algorithm-Defeating Art, Expression Of Emotion [INTERVIEW]

Virginia Woolf To Howlin' Wolf: Author Peter Guralnick On Algorithm-Defeating Art, Expression Of Emotion [INTERVIEW]

Here George Howard shares his recent experience speaking with Peter Guralnick, an author noted for his use of music as a tool through which to explore socio-political and cultural issues. The two discussed their shared concern of an increasingly algorithm-based culture of music consumption, and if we have reached peak curation. Guest post by George Howard on Forbes Peter ...

Why You Need To Be As Active On Spotify As You Are On Facebook

Why You Need To Be As Active On Spotify As You Are On Facebook

While most musicians now realize that maintaining an effective artist presence on Facebook requires daily maintenance, the may not know that the same is true of Spotify. Here we go over ten easy steps that can do wonders for the growth of your presence on Spotify. Guest post by Chris Robley of DIY Musician 10 small ...


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