is not fun for us. We don’t like it any more than you do
that the last text in our correspondence was us promoting
our last show and now it’s time tell you about tonight’s
show. We don’t like going around town distributing posters
and flyers. We don’t like Facebooking and Tweeting
incessantly about our upcoming show or new album.
Google is kicking the tires on Spotify. But
they’re outright ‘laughing’ at a price tag of $10
billion, which is what both investors and major
labels are hoping to draw. “[Google might] buy it
for a few billion, max.,” a source close to the on-again,
off-again discussions told Digital Music News this morning.
Your Online Community
Your station has a website. Your morning show has a Facebook page.
Your company even has its own web design team and a separate "digital media" department.
Woooo hooooo! Does your station do anything, anything at all, to encourage a real community online?Is there a way for your listeners to engage with each other on your site?
has actually been around for a year, but has just released a
complete redesign on iOS and Android. What sets this app
apart is the ability to automatically aggregate everything
you listen to, like Last.fm does. It can track music
played from the device’s library, as well as music
streamed in apps like YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud, Pandora,
Rdio, 8tracks, and Deezer.
last year, Google Play Music All Access executive Tim
Quirk declared that devaluing music was absolutely impossible.
“I meant what I said very literally,” Quirk told
an audience at the Future of Music Summit. Now, nine months
later and out of Google, Quirk is launching Freeform
Development, a startup that will help artists earn
more money first by gaining exposure, then by pushing fans
to unlock content (ie, ‘gamification’).
have been asking Facebook why they have to pay to reach
their existing fan base. Now, Facebook is giving artists a
new set of tools to interact with their fans, if you’re
famous enough to have a verified page.
that you no longer feel like you’re sitting and waiting
for something to happen. You’ve invested time, energy, and
probably a good amount of cash into your music but you
can’t help but feel like you need to do something to get
noticed. Why aren’t more of the right people finding you?
Why does every time you sit down to do some work end with
clicking away mindlessly on the next BuzzFeed list?
reviewing websites for musicians, we generally break down
the reviews into 3 categories:Design,
For each category, there are
certain key things that we look out for. We’ve decided to
share our checklist so bands can assess their own websites!
So here’s our 16-point band
website assessment checklist to measure how your website is