Music Industry Tips
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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50 Reasons People May Not Be Coming To Your Shows PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 December 2010 19:54

The income for most indie artists comes from gigging and selling CDs/merchandise at those gigs. So if you are having trouble drawing people to your shows, the problem may be one or more of the reasons listed below.

Be honest as you evaluate where you stand in each of these areas. Remember that it only takes ONE of these to keep you from packing the house. If you recognize that you have challenges in more than one area, you may have some serious revamping to do!

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X Factor's karaoke acts are destroying REAL music, says Chrysalis Music boss who gave the world Blondie PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 December 2010 20:05

You don't normally pay transfer fees to sign acts from other labels. But that's what we did at Chrysalis Music with Blondie - and it was one of the best business decisions we've ever made.

Back in the Seventies, Debbie Harry and her band had been signed to a pop label called Private Stock. It was the wrong label for them. My former business partner Terry Ellis was in New York when he called me to say he wanted to buy Blondie out of their contract. I think we paid £370,000.

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Lawsuit finds that EMI distributed music illegally on Rapidshare PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 December 2010 18:40


EMI and MP3tunes are currently in a three year legal battle over illegal distribution of copyright music. Michael Robertson, the owner of MP3tunes, was able to get hold of secret EMI e-mails, in which representatives of the group admitted to having used Rapidshare to distribute copyrighted material as a form of viral marketing, according to the German website Heise Online.

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