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[INFOGRAPHIC] What Apple Music Means for Bands & Fans

Apple Music has gotten a lot of attention since being announced on June 30. Personally, I haven’t been convinced that Apple is offering anything new with the service. If you’re just a distributor, that really only gives you so many options when … Continue reading

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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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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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Forget iTunes & Pandora: Gideen Offers Bands A New Way to Make Money Online

Online marketing for music has been one of the most hyped up things in the past few years. It seems simple, right? You release a song online. Promote it through some savvy Facebook marketing or YouTube videos. Then, suddenly, you’re … Continue reading

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What Musicians Can Learn from YouTube Millionaires

A few years ago, I saw a video kicking around Facebook called “How to Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good Looking.” It was a standard YouTube video: a webcam photoshoot of some person, doing something. This video was pretty funny, … Continue reading

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7 Things Making Musicians (and the Music Industry) Go Out of Business

I recently stumbled across a really interesting documentary – “Unsound.” No, it’s not out yet. In fact, maybe it never will be. Right now, it’s in the funding stages on IndieGoGO and I beseech everyone to go help make it … Continue reading

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