Tag Archives: For Bands

Apple Music & The Make-Believe Streaming Music Market

Apple Music is the latest and greatest to enter a crowded space: the streaming music market. Like the other big new competitor, Tidal, Apple Music is only going to offer paid subscriptions, instead of ad-sponsored free music. But why? Why is … Continue reading

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Why “Humans of New York” Proves Every Cynical Writer & Artist Wrong

A few weeks ago, a journalist met the President. The journalist was a blogger who took photographs and talked to people. He’s also the author of The New York Times bestseller, “Humans of New York.” His name is Brandon Stanton … Continue reading

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Want to Market Your Band? Start Moving!

Recently, I found my way to a blog post about giving compelling business presentations and something struck me – the best time to market your band isn’t when you’re sitting behind a keyboard and rattling away on a website or … Continue reading

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YouTube’s Music Service Could Screw Indie Musicians – Here’s Why

It’s been an uphill battle for indie musicians to make a living. Forever. Dwindling CD sales haven’t helped much, either, along with the pittances paid by streaming radio stations like Pandora and Spotify. Well, as rumored, YouTube is planning a premium … Continue reading

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Bands: Don’t Forget This One Thing When Marketing Online

The promise of going viral has never sounded so sweet. From Rebecca Black’s “Friday” to the newly viral and morbidly interesting “Brick in Yo Face” by Stitches, marketing your band online seems like it has magical powers. One day, you … Continue reading

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5 Boston Music Tech Start-Ups You Should Know About

We might already be entering the era of music business 3.0. That’s at least what the CEO of music technology start-up Gideen told me in my recent interview with him. I like the term. It acknowledges that streaming and downloadable … Continue reading

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3 New Ways You Can Sell CDs at Shows

It’s harder than ever -literally, ever – for bands to sell CDs at shows. People just don’t buy them anymore. CD sales are at an all-time low. In December 2000, 785.14 albums were sold. In 2013, that number dropped to 289.41 … Continue reading

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