Why DIY Musicians Can’t Copy Beyoncé on Dec18 2013

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Don’t get me wrong. I love me some Bey. She’s a goddess. I would send her as the world ambassador to greet the aliens. But all the hype around the no-hype album only, visual ‘experience’ needs to be understood for what it is. Superstars Get Noticed For Being Superstars – You Don’t We pay for […]


Songs Made Popular by Viral Videos or Vice Versa on Oct16 2013

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There’s a sub-culture of music that revolves around these particular videos. The songs are initially inserted into the video to support the storyline or humorous effect, but as the songs catch on, people begin to create videos for the sake of using the songs.   Most recently, an eight-year-old Kanye West song, Gone, gained popularity […]


Would You Invest $30 Million in a Label Called ‘SMH Records’? on Oct16 2013

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Who would possibly invest $30 million in a record label?  Introducing the appropriately-titled SMH Records, which is now claiming to have raised $30 million in capital.  Jonathan Hay Publicity (JHP) announced their new partnership with Rogue Entertainment by linking to a Celebzter.com article on their blog. Rogue Entertainment allegedly “owns numerous business both inside and outside of the […]


Producing Music is Awesome with Splice on Oct9 2013

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Producing Music is Awesome with Splice There's a new music startup in town, but this time the target audience are those already creating the music.     Today, Splice announced that they are in private beta and have raised $2.75 million.  The startup comes from GroupMe co-founder Steve Martocci and Matt Aimonetti, a previous LivingSocial […]


London Police Start Ripping Down Torrent Sites, One Letter At a Time… on Oct9 2013

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London Police Start Ripping Down Torrent Sites, One Letter At a Time...   The City of London Police is trying to get registrars to suspend torrent sites... by sending mean letters.  The nastygram-generator is housed in the new Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU).  The unit has already sent warnings to file-sharing sites, and these warnings actually […]


Deezer Declares: Classical Is Not Dead! (Yet…) on Oct8 2013

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Deezer Declares: Classical Is Not Dead! (Yet...) Music streaming services have never really been marketed for classical music lovers, but Deezer is looking to change that.  Deezer is one of the most popular music streaming services worldwide, with 10 million active users in 180 countries (but not the United States).  They also have north of […]


Warner Music Group Just Signed a $256 Million Lease In Midtown Manhattan… on Oct8 2013

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Warner Music Group Just Signed a $256 Million Lease In Midtown Manhattan...     The ten-year lease will plant Warner Music Group in the pricey Paramount Plaza, situated snugly on 1633 Broadway in Midtown Manhattan, just south of Central Park.  In total, the label has secured 300 square feet of office space at a price […]


New York City Opera to File for Bankruptcy on Oct3 2013

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One commenter elsewhere pointed out that large-dollar Kickstarter projects may require a nationwide or international base of support.   The benefits of the New York City Opera are pretty much limited to the New York City area. Specific to NYCO: NYCO has been in a sharp downward spiral for about a decade.  I don't have time […]


FanFlex Tries to Reinvent the Wheel with Fan-Demanded Concerts… on Oct3 2013

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FanFlex Tries to Reinvent the Wheel with Fan-Demanded Concerts... In what comes as a surprise to no one, today marks the release of yet another music app. Today, FanFlex announces the launch of their beta app that lets the average smartphone-wielding citizen request bands to come to their town. This sounds awfully similar to Eventful […]


Executive Shuffles: Nielsen Audio, Cox Media Group, ASCAP… on Oct3 2013

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Executive Shuffles: Nielsen Audio, Cox Media Group, ASCAP... The latest hirings and firings!   Following Nielsen's acquisition of Arbitron (and renaming to 'Nielsen Audio') a number of former Arbitron executives are on their way out. Arbitron CEO Sean Creamer is to leave at the end of this year, while CFO Debra Delman is exiting promptly.  Susan […]


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