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Brian Message: "Artists are businesses with multiple revenue streams across multiple territories and streaming is part of that engagement with fans."

26th December 2014 No comments

Brian Message, Radiohead co-manager and manager of artists such as Nick Cave and PJ Harvey, has long spoken about the role streaming will play in the overall promotion of an artist. Check out this Midem Talks interview for his thoughts on the future of streaming and what it means for artist promotion.

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Grief & Resilience or: How Heartbreak Led Me Back to the Music Industry

26th August 2014 30 comments

I readily talk about the death of my fiancé, but I’ve never written about it. I don’t really have an outlet to do so as I’m not someone who could (or would necessarily want to) write a book, and, as a music industry writer, none of the outlets that publish my work would be particularly […]

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The Struggles of Self-Managed Artists

20th November 2013 No comments

*This article was originally written for Think Like a Label. I’ll be posting some of my favorite and most popular pieces for TLAL here on Thirty Roses with kind permission from Think Like a Label owner and editor Jeremy Belcher. It seems puzzling that, at a time when more artists are acting as their own […]

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Live Nation Continues World Dominiation, Buys U2 and Madonna

13th November 2013 No comments

Music industry Goliath and proponent of the monopoly and totalitarian business practices, Live Nation, is in the process of closing a deal which gives them ownership of U2’s Principle Management and Guy Oseary’s Maverick. According to this article in today’s Music Week, the acquisition would result in Oseary taking over management duties for U2. Neither […]

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The Struggles of Self-managed Artists

23rd October 2013 No comments

*This article was originally written for Think Like a Label. I’ll be posting some of my favorite and most popular pieces for TLAL here on Thirty Roses with kind permission from Think Like a Label owner and editor Jeremy Belcher. It seems puzzling that, at a time when more artists are acting as their own […]

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MMF UK Code of Practice for Managers

2nd February 2013 No comments

As my loyal readers will know, I think the members and powers that be at the Music Managers Forum in the UK have a wonderful handle on how to approach the ever evolving scope of the music industry. Collectively, the represent the most successful artists in the world and continue to set an example of […]

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