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Guitar Hero Makes Soundgarden Go Platinum Instantly PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 October 2010 07:37

Marketing synergy has resulted in Soundgarden’s retrospective going platinum in the US before release.

Their career retrospective Telephantasm has been bundled in with copies of the new installation of the
Guitar Hero videogame, called Warriors Of Rock.

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10 Reasons Why Most Indie Recording Artist Fail PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 October 2010 07:30


It starts with a dream. You listen to your favorite songs and artist. Try to play guitar and write songs. Form a band, then do local gigs. You try to cover as many songs as possible. You then try to go to studios, do some rough recording. And when the band are on the way home, you then talk to each other that someday, the band will be famous. You then begin planning to give demos to every key person in the music industry. The band then dreams of having a million dollar beach house, filled with parties and chicks. And finally dream of having an enormous bank account consisting of band royalties.And you think you are most likely to succeed.

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50 Million Digital Albums Sold In The UK PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 04 October 2010 21:00


New figures released by BPI to The Telegraph indicate that the '500 millionth single download was purchased in the UK last week.' Also, UK digital album sales have topped the 50 million mark. When figures started being recorded four and a half years ago, digital albums accounted for less than 2% of UK music industry revenue—now they're up to nearly 20%.

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10 Ways to Show Fan Appreciation PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 04 October 2010 20:32

10 Ways to Show Fan Appreciation

They come to your shows, they buy your albums, and they wear your t-shirts.  They are your fans, and you love them as much as you need them.  Show how can you show them that you appreciate their support and dedication?  Here are ten ways!

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Arcade Fire: "Major Labels Just Lost Their Way." PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 04 October 2010 20:46


Arcade Fire was profiled in The New Yorker by Sasha Frere-Jones. Some argued that the piece was against major labels, because Arcade Fire existed mostly outside their walls.  Others though that it dispelled the myth of the DIY artist, as  the group wasn’t truly doing it by themselves; they had assistance and licensed their music to Merge. In a recent interview with Pitchfork, writer Ryan Dombal asked the group about this—what was ‘their take’ on that?

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