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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Music Stories Debuts on Facebook

5th November 2015 No comments

Earlier today Michael Cerda, Facebook’s Director of Product, announced the debut of a new music feature by the social media company. Music Stories allows users to share 30 second song previews from Apple Music and Spotify to their Facebook profiles. Users can also and purchase or save songs to their preferred music service. As of […]

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Is Facebook Ready for the Music Industry?

17th July 2015 No comments

As many may be aware, in recent weeks the scuttlebutt in the music industry has been that Facebook is entering the music video and streaming game. Facebook denies having an interest in pursuing streaming, stating that their intentions don’t go beyond videos. Didn’t the Terra Firma – Citigroup – EMI debacle teach us that not […]

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Spotify (Again) – Artists Still Fighting the Wrong Battle

14th November 2014 5 comments

I swore I wasn’t going to write anything about this. I promised myself and my mental well-being that I wasn’t going to write anymore about this, yet here I am…writing again about Spotify. Same song, slightly different tune. We all know Taylor Swift pulled her catalog from the streaming service and since then, it’s all […]

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12 Reasons We Want You to Stop DMing Us

29th August 2014 No comments

Recently I had the great pleasure (not to mention honor!) of co-writing an article with some of the most brilliant people in the music industry. The Dutch Guy, Solveig Whittle, Alex Winters, Andrew Jones, Ross Barber, Scott Colesby, and yours truly wrote an article about why one should never ever ever ever ever resort to […]

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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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HugSpeak- A Great Resource for Musicians, Mangers, Label Owners

21st June 2014 1 comment

By now seemingly everyone has seen the photos of Avril Lavigne with fans vs other, slightly less uncomfortable artists with their fans. As stated in our article about good and bad fan interaction, we don’t know what exactly it is that makes Ms. Lavigne uncomfortable in her dealings with the public, but we do know […]

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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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