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Rethink Music Recap: From Board Rooms to Ballrooms, Missing Connections

April 28, 2011

In some ways, music industry conferences are all the same. Over the course of several keynotes, panel discussions, and presentations, a gallery of experts, industry veterans, and insiders discuss topics related to sales, licensing, touring, and copyrights while subtly selling themselves. At the inaugural Rethink Music, a large portion of the audience seemed to hunger [...]

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Rethink Music Preview: The Orchard’s Richard Gottehrer On What Independent Musicians Can Expect From Record Labels

April 20, 2011

[Editor's Note: Next week, we're going to be covering Rethink Music up in Boston. To get you in the mood, we thought we'd reach out to a couple panel moderators and get some advice/information out of them. This is the first of two pieces] Richard Gottehrer knows the music business inside and out. Over the [...]

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Create a Radio Show For Your Band With Spreaker

April 15, 2011

Everybody knows how important the medium of radio is to artists. Terrestrial radio is still one of the biggest drivers of record sales, digital radio platforms like and Pandora are spreading like wildfire, and even Sirius/XM, which is finally profitable, makes a huge difference to the careers of artists everywhere. But what if your [...]

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Success Stories: Fredrik’s Album-Length Video On the Frontpage of YouTube

April 7, 2011

As you’ve no doubt noticed, video content is one of the most important aspects of any band’s promotional strategy. People consume a ton of music on YouTube, it’s a great way to extend your brand, and it can even become a pretty legitimate income stream if you play your cards right. And now, thanks to [...]

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Formulating An Effective YouTube Strategy

April 5, 2011

The accessibility of Youtube has ushered in an unprecedented level of focus on video content  – both for bands and for fans. For any artist that wants to maximize his impact online, it is essential to develop a video content strategy for YouTube that not only represents them well, but also helps their fan base [...]

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The Morning Tabs – April 4

April 4, 2011

This morning’s Tabs are all about video, with the launch of a concert video archive, the rip of a band’s final show, a deep look at mixing from a seriously awesome web series, and more.

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Interview: Discovr’s Dave McKinney On the Limits of Music App Popularity, And What Happens to Your Data

April 1, 2011

Yesterday, we posted the beginnings of an interview we conducted with Dave McKinney, the multi-talented founder of Jammbox and the creator of Discovr, a highly touted music discovery application available on the iPhone and the iPad. Today, we present its conclusion, which includes a conversation about the state of the digital music market, and what [...]

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Interview: Discovr’s Dave McKinney on Replacing Curation With Data Analysis

March 31, 2011

The process of looking for new music has always been at least partially visual. Whether it’s an interesting album cover at a record store, or  a cool band photo on a blog, visual cues help us organize and process audio signals. But that’s only part of the reason why Discovr, a music discovery app created [...]

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