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How Artists Can Profit From File Sharing PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 15 January 2011 19:45

Sean Parker of Napster fame recently stated in an interview, “you look at the data, somewhere between 4 trillion and 10 trillion songs are illegally downloaded every year.  And we’re looking at maybe 4 billion or so legal downloadeds per year.”

Music will always surface on file sharing platforms and consumers will continue to download music for free, but recordings are even more important for artists than ever before.  There is a new purpose for recorded content; artists will no longer generate revenue directly from recordings, instead this will be the entrance point for consumers into a the brand.

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6 Simple Ways to Give Back to Your Fans PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 15 January 2011 19:40

Your fans are the lifeblood of your career. Without fans, you don’t have a music career, you only have a music hobby. Fans buy your products, listen to your music, give you feedback, share you with their friends, come to your shows, and wear your t-shirts. They are the people that enable you to become a full-time musician, and live the artist lifestyle. The most loyal of fans will stand by your side through thick and thin, buy all of your swag, and help you in many ways throughout your career.

It’s the end of the year, and showing some appreciation to your fans for all the support they’ve given you can go a long way. They deserve a bit more than music and t-shirts.

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Canada radio stations told to censor Dire Straits PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 January 2011 21:17


Canadian radio station have been warned to censor the 1985 Dire Straits hit "Money for Nothing," after a complaint that the lyrics of the Grammy Award-winning song were derogatory to gay men.

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Green Day's new "Awesome" album due out March 22 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 January 2011 21:20


Green Day will release its new live CD/DVD, "Awesome As F**k," on March 22, the band confirmed Wednesday.

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WHITE LIES - RITUAL PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 January 2011 17:41


Δεύτερο studio album του βρετανικού εναλλακτικού ροκ συγκροτήματος White Lies, με τίτλο “Ritual” και δέκα επικά τραγούδια γεμάτα αδρεναλίνη και σασπένς, κλειστοφοβικά beats, industrial αλλά και ηλεκτρονικές, ψυχεδελικές στιγμές κι  απίστευτα χορωδιακά που αποτυπώνουν με δραματική ευφορία τις εμπειρίες τους αλλά και τους εφιάλτες τους γύρω από τον έρωτα και τη ζωή.

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