Creativity, Recovery, and Imposter Syndrome

31st January 2019 No comments

Hello from the polar vortex, it’s been a while. Most of you who have subscribed for a long time and supported me/Thirty Roses know the backstory behind it. For those who don’t here’s a somewhat short recap: I’ve always loved the music industry, since I was a little kid. In the early 2000s I worked […]

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Reciprocity Matters – Do Your Actions Match Your Words?

15th May 2017 No comments

  We know many aspects of the entertainment industries can be, not to put too fine a point on it, fake. Altering appearances, digitally enhancing (or hiding) vocals, and back-stabbing among industry contemporaries are commonplace. Despite that, all too frequently people believe their own hype and become so wrapped up in their own inspirational content […]

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DJ Neal Veglio Gets Real About Life in Radio, the Creative Industries

23rd January 2017 No comments

People who have any type of career in entertainment often create a public persona on social media which portrays a lifestyle of glamour and opulence far removed from reality. Frequently we’ll see photos of exotic locations, expensive jewelry, designer clothing, and other things indicative of a lavish lifestyle. What many people fail to disclose is that so much […]

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Thirty Roses on Bridge the Atlantic

11th October 2016 No comments

It probably seems like we haven’t been doing much lately but that couldn’t be further from the truth. We’ve been so busy working with artists (and authors) and tending to our ever-growing business that our poor website has been neglected. We’re so excited by how much Thirty Roses has grown and we’re even more excited […]

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What Prince's Death Can Teach You About Protecting Your Career

11th June 2016 No comments

Following Prince’s April 21 death reports began to surface that the singer left no will stating what was to become of his estate. This seemed an impossibility for so many reasons. Prince was one of the most business-oriented artists in the history of the music industry. He was a forefather of the DIY ethos so many […]

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Freedom Williams talks about current industry climate

6th November 2015 No comments

Freedom Williams, who many know from C+C Music Industry, recently did an interview with What’s the 411. Williams, who is known as a dance artist, spoke about the changes in the music industry, music buying culture, radio, hip-hop, R&B, and many issues that affect artists and people in the industry. Whether you love him, hate […]

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MMF Releases comprehensive analysis of artist income in the digital age

13th October 2015 No comments

Today the MMF released their much-anticipated report on streaming, licensing, and their impact on revenue in the digital music era. Based on data compiled surveys and conversations with 50 artist managers and 30 industry professionals, the report offers detailed analysis of just how complicated revenue streams are now. Written by Chris Cook of CMU, the […]

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Artists, Stop Getting Taken Advantage Of

30th August 2015 1 comment

There are plenty of services in the music industry which require money for effectiveness. Paying for PR, social media help, management, and marketing are all necessary to efficiently run a music career like the business it is. Often artists would rather pay for fun things, such as equipment and recording, not realizing that many components […]

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'Billboard' Experiencing Well Deserved Backlash Over Survey

25th August 2015 No comments

A survey sent by Billboard magazine to top music execs is causing a long overdue backlash against the publication and its ever-devolving standards. Reported by Tim Ingham of Music Business Worldwide, the survey avoids the biggest issues facing the industry, opting instead to ask business leaders if they believe Justin Bieber will one day have […]

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