lovers everywhere can rejoice! T-Mobile announced that
customers can stream music without worrying about going over
their data. Users will be able to use apps like Pandora,
Slacker Radio, iHeart Radio and Spotify on the latest
T-Mobile phones and tablets like the Galaxy Note 3 to listen
to music whenever and wherever they want. While this is
obviously great for consumers, what does this do for the
many musicians young and old, financial unrest is an
unfortunate part of the game. Although there are many
artists out there making way more than they probably
should, there are still plenty of others putting in their
time in the van and surviving off of Taco Bell and gas
station hot dogs.
music industry is on the verge of adopting a global street
date that could see all countries issuing new releases on a
Friday, probably beginning a year from now, in July 2015,
according to industry sources.
some businesses are still trying to figure out the value
of building a fan base on social media, many entertainers
have long understood that attracting a vibrant community
of fans is critical to their success. Perhaps this is why
entertainers were among the first to embrace social media
as a way to engage and communicate with fans. Since
the most effective marketing strategies include building a
broad, dynamic, and engaged community around your act or
business, social media can represent a healthy
percentage of your marketing efforts.
the global rights agency for the independent label sector,
and Pandora, the leading internet radio service, announced a
comprehensive partnership designed to help independent
labels and artists grow the audiences they reach and the
royalties they receive.
you want to better understand affluent, digitally
savvy music consumers, get to know the 19 million
Asian-Americans in the United States.
WHAT STEPS ARTISTS NEED TO TAKE BEFORE GOING TO RADIO
OK, so, you’ve raised enough money from your friends, family and (let’s hope) fans to record that set of songs in the way you’ve always wanted them to sound and now it’s time to share your creative output with the world. And what better way to do that than through the time-tested path of radio.
new generation has spoken and Access (streaming any music in
the world from ‘The Cloud’) will win out over Ownership
(collecting a finite number of songs as CDs or files) just
as Personal Radio (interactive Internet radio streaming) is
replacing AM/FM. This is no longer debated by the informed,
but accepted as a matter of time.
you a musician? Are you a songwriter? Did you wake up one
day not long ago and say “WTF? Who stole the music
business?” With CD
sales about half what they were 15 years ago, and the “new
media” radio stations like Pandora, Spotify, Grooveshark,
et al, reportedly paying out pittances for even millions of
airplays, you’re not alone. It
may not be who you think and there just might be a remedy
available to you.
that its own viability is at stake, the American Society of
Composers Authors and Publishers spelled out on Monday the
basis for its appeals of two federal court rulings in its
bitter legal dispute with internet radio company Pandora.
the early 1970s, blues great Lightnin' Hopkins would record
for any record label that would pay him cash, up front. No
contracts, no percentages, no retainers. One hundred dollars
per song was his usual deal.
2014, several forces have been at work disrupting
what has long been the music compensation status quo
in the United States, with much of the focus on
righting longtime wrongs about the wide disparity
between how artists and creators are paid for their
put up a good fight, but singer-songwriter Ben
Folds announced on Friday he'll be leaving his
recording space at the historic Studio A in
Nashville's old RCA building after the property's
brand-new owner raised the rent 124 percent.
like what they’re seeing from Live Nation. Shares
of the world’s biggest concert promoter have risen
21 percent year to date and 47 percent in the past
year. Over those time periods, the overall New York
Stock Exchange, on which Live Nation trades, has
risen 5 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Most
impressively, its shares have climbed 193 percent
since the dismal summer of 2010 when the touring
business was being pummeled by the economic
music publishers using the issue of low royalty payments
from digital users [Spotify, Pandora, et al.] as a pretext
for an unprecedented land grab of rights, money, and power?
And who is most likely to benefit from a shift to direct --
as opposed to collective -- licensing?
Spinal Tap reminds us, it’s a fine line
between stupid and clever. This is particularly true
in the world of popular music, where one bad move
can kill an otherwise great tune.Here’s
a list of ways to sabotage your next song
during the writing or recording process.