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RIAA Accounting: Why Even Major Label Musicians Rarely Make Money From Album Sales PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 17 July 2010 16:20

We recently had a fun post about Hollywood accounting, about how the movie industry makes sure even big hit movies "lose money" on paper. So how about the recording industry? Well, they're pretty famous for doing something quite similar. Reader Jay pointed out in the comments an article from The Root that goes through who gets paid what for music sales, and the basic answer is not the musician. That report suggests that for every $1,000 sold, the average musician gets $23.40.

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Frontiers Records to release TWO FIRES third album “Burning Bright” PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 17 July 2010 15:19

Former THE STORM singer Kevin Chalfant returns at the helm of TWO FIRES with the band’s third studio album entitled “Burning Bright” to be released in Europe and Asia on Frontiers Records on September 24th.

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30 Tips For The Typical Musician PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 17 July 2010 00:16

For those of us who embrace shades of mediocrity, here are some tips for becoming a typical musician:

Practice

  • Practice one hour a day. However, feel free to skip practice if there is something more interesting going on.
  • Play the same piece over and over again. Never try to deconstruct the music and figure out how and why it works.
  • Convince yourself that taking music lessons is out of the question, since all your favourite musicians were self taught.
  • Use only tabs and chord charts to learn new songs. Never try to figure it out by ear, it’s simply too frustrating.
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RENOWN GUITARIST/COMPOSER STEVE MORSE TEAMS UP WITH PROTEGE SINGER/SONGWRITER SARAH SPENCER FOR FIRST VOCAL ALBUM, ANGELFIRE PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 17 July 2010 15:06

WORLDWIDE RELEASE AUGUST 11th, 2010 • PRE-ORDER July 15th


Ocala, Florida—Acclaimed guitarist/composer Steve Morse has teamed up with breakout singer/songwriter Sarah Spencer to release Angelfire, an album of haunting, harmony-laden acoustic songs.

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Viza Invades Greece PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 July 2010 23:48

Viza to Open for Serj Tankian in Athens on August 17 at Terra Vibe Park
Los Angeles, CA – Viza is set to embark on a very special tour in August 2010. The band will open for former System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian’s tour in Athens, Greece, in Armenia and throughout Europe. Set against the backdrop of Viza’s highly anticipated new album “Made in Chernobyl” scheduled for release on July 31, 2010, these performances mark an important step for the band as it continues to grow and expand its influence and captivating style of alluring rhythms and melodies.

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