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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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If…Then Twitter May Not Be For You

9th July 2014 2 comments

As important as social media is in today’s interactive world, it’s only useful if you actually use it properly. While many people care only about how many followers they have, those people are missing entirely the sole purpose of Twitter: Engagement. It has been pointed out to me by the world’s coolest 12 year old […]

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The Glaringly Obvious Difference Between Good and Bad Artist/Fan Engagement

5th May 2014 3 comments

Just a few moments ago, cherished Facebook friend Trent Vanegas of Pink is the new Blog shared some rather contrasting photos. The first series were of Avril Lavigne, who Vanegas learned charges fans $400 for meet and greet privileges. One would think after paying such a fee a ‘fan’ would at least get a handshake, […]

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Global Citizen Works With Artists, Fans to End Poverty by 2030

28th April 2014 7 comments

Today marks the beginning of a worldwide campaign called Live Below the Line.The campaign challenges participants to spend only a $1.50 per day on food and drink so that they may gain empathy and better understanding of the hardships many suffer through, particularly those with families to feed. Live Below the Line is one of […]

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Common Sense Basics That Artists Still Get Wrong

21st April 2014 4 comments

It’s 2014 and it’s still somewhat shocking the amount of things that artists muck up. Given the amount of resources, consultants, and information available for little or absolutely no cost, it’s astonishing that artists make so many missteps when it comes to basic, everyday things they should be doing for their careers. Here are a […]

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Appreciate Your Twitter Audience: Learning From the Best

4th December 2013 1 comment

*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. One of the most important things for artists to do also seems to be the […]

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Our story, Morning Glory

10th April 2012 14 comments

At the risk of sounding melodramatic, I truly believe music to be the most important thing in the world. It’s always there for you, caters to your every mood and whim, and never leaves you. Since 1996, no songwriter has been more a constant in my life than Noel Gallagher. It was quite funny, really. […]

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