Category Archives: Music Biz 2.0

What You Need To Know About Rebecca Black

Jay Franks’ book FuturehitDNA was one of the highlights of my reading last year. This post on Rebecca Black gives you a glimpse on why he’s such an insightful student of the music biz… WINNER: ARK MUSIC FACTORYIf Ark were … Continue reading

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Modern-Day Slavery In The Music Business

As a Christian I know the difference between imparting information and preaching. From time to time I’ve tried to inform about the woeful state of the music business but Hip hop producer Young Guru preaches… CD Baby saw it first … Continue reading

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CDs, Old Age & Death

Music biz round up. Two great posts by Scott James of the Independent Rockstar Blog  First he drills Derek Sivers for advice on releasing CDs before asking “are you too old to make it?” Speaking of which, how come Keith … Continue reading

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Don’t Accept Speed Limits On Learning

Derek Sivers is the indie musician who started CD Baby to release his own music and later sold it for $22m. He has a lot of interesting things to say about building a career in music. In There is no … Continue reading

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No Future For Dinosaurs

When I was a kid the music business was really simple. Labels discovered artists, artist made music, shops sold music, we bought music. Things have gotten complicated in the last 15 years and if you’d like to get a handle … Continue reading

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Who said vinyl was dead?

I love digital music but as a marketing tool this is off the chain… Kyle saw it first Related Posts: Can Universal save the CD?3 easy steps to getting your music online – for free! Free songs by Matt Blick … Continue reading

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3 Easy Steps to Getting Your Music Online (For Free) – Pt 3

The story so far. 18 months ago my songs were skinny weaklings. Girl songs didn’t want to hang out with them, the Internet used to kick pixels in their faces. Today they’re rippling hunks of mp3s loved by multitudes. Let … Continue reading

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3 Easy Steps to Getting Your Music Online (For Free) – Pt 2

I spent decades trying to reach an audience with my music using conventional methods and got nowhere. But in the last 18 months I’ve had my songs downloaded over 1000 times using the very simplest (and free) online tools. Yesterday … Continue reading

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3 Easy Steps To Getting Your Music Online (For Free)

My blog grew out of a regular email update I used to send to about 20 people in my church music team. In the 18 months since I started my songs have been downloaded over 1000 times from my blog … Continue reading

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How The Beatles REALLY Broke The States

I’ve never been convinced by the ‘illegal file sharing is killing music’ argument so I found this story from Shout : The True Story of the Beatles by Phillip Norman fascinating… Let me tell you a story… After four attempts … Continue reading

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