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Live Performance Music Business

How To Make A Good Show A Great One

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Once you’ve been playing shows for awhile and have begun to see some real success and interest form your audience, it’s time to consider stepping it up and moving to the next level. Here we look at some ways in which you can transform your good live show into something great. You and your band […]

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Getting Useful Feedback On Your Music

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Guest Post By: ALEX COWLES Everybody wants to get feedback on their music, especially when they’re just getting to grips with their production career. One of the most disheartening things to get back when you send off a track is ‘not for me’. It’s vague, useless as feedback and at best shows a lack of interest. […]

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Taylor Swift Turned Right Said Fred’s Body-Positive Hit Into A Revenge Fantasy: Here’s How

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In this article Ian Temple deconstructs and analyzes the musical similarities between T-Swift’s latest single “Look What You Made Me Do” and Right Said Fred’s hit 1992 classic “I’m Too Sexy For My Shirt” Guest post by Ian Temple of Soundfly’s Flypaper Here’s a music-theory analysis of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” and Right Said […]

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Dubset Makes Sony First Major Label Legalized For Remixing

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Often containing samples of multiple pre-existing tracks, remixes and DJ sets have historically been legally difficult for streaming services to allow, but a new deal between rights clearance startup and major label Sony could be paving the way to changing all that. Guest post by Ta’Rikah Jones of SymphonicBlog Spotify and Apple Music could soon get the legal […]

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New Music Degrees and Certificates at CCA

This past Friday, August 25, 2017 was an extraordinary day. This day marked my 2nd anniversary working at the Community College of Aurora in Aurora, CO. On this day, our esteemed Curriculum Committee approved my first two Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program CTE Certificates and A.A.S. Degrees: Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program (MEE) Initial Certificates […]

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This Man Is The Secret Weapon That Investors Believe Will Save SoundCloud

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News came late last week that SoundCloud had been saved, for now, by an emergency $169.5 million cash infusion. Co-founder Alex Ljung would step aside to make room for new CEO Kerry Trainor. But how can the new exec turn the deeply unprofitable music streamer around? Fortunately, he has a secret weapon, Fred Davis.   […]

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CCA’s New Music & Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program Moves Forward!

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It’s All About MEE! It is with great enthusiasm, pleasure, thanksgiving, and gratitude that I can share with you the following news. This morning, the Colorado State Faculty Curriculum Committee (SFCC) unanimously moved to approve all seven newly authored music courses for the new Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program (MEE) at the Community College of […]

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Spotify Exec Confirms Self-Serve Ad Platform, Shares Future Plans and It’s Good News For Musicians, Marketers

Spotify recently launched Ad Studio, a self-serve, targetable audio ad platform, in beta. As we reported, these 15 and 30 second ads play in-stream on Spotify’s free tier, along with an accompanying banner. Now we’re learning more about Spotify’s ad ambitions, which include serving small business and music based data targeting. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Spotify’s marketing […]

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7 Ways To Actually Enjoy Putting Out Your Album

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While an important component of most artists’ musical career, releasing an album can be arduous and time consuming process, and with the wrong attitude it can become fairly miserable fairly quickly. Here we look at seven ways in which artists can make the launch process that much more fun. _____________________________ Guest post by indie emcee Epiphany […]

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SESAC Signs New Broadcast Radio Deal At Rates It Says Are 50% Higher Than ASCAP

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Courtesy of Hypebot – SESAC has signed a new deal with U.S. radio broadcasters. The performing rights organization claims that its new deal, the result of arbitration, are at rates 50% per higher than published reports of those paid to members of competitor ASCAP. Performing rights organization SESAC announced that its arbitration proceeding before the U.S. […]

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