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  • Are Record Labels Evil?

    Are Record Labels Evil? By Anonymous Artists nowadays don’t know how lucky they are when they are offered a $100,000 advance and a 20/80 split, 360-degree record deal by a major record label. But more often than not, they and their entourage of lawyers and managers bitch and moan...
  • Review of Song Tipsheet Rowfax

    Review of Song Tipsheet Rowfax By David Goldstein Founded in 1992, Rowfax is the granddaddy of song tipsheets for the Country and Christian Music world. Priced at a very reasonable $179 a year, Rowfax provides about a hundred music placement opportunities in any given year. As it is focused...
  • Independent Record Release and Promotion

    Independent Record Release and Promotion In this great interview, Stanford University president interviews artist Chamillionaire on how to best go about an independent record release and promotion....
  • How to Identify Music Licensing Partners

    How to Identify Music Licensing Partners One good way to get more music licensing opportunities is to work through music publishers, sync placement and music library companies. This video gives you a quick overview of how to best qualify them to make sure they are a good match for you....
  • Understanding International Digital Music Licensing

    Understanding International Digital Music Licensing Have you ever wondered why Spotify, Pandora or even iTunes didn’t launch their services worldwide from the very beginning? This interesting panel on international digital music licensing discusses the challenges of international digital music licensing, royalties, technology and everything in between....
  • Who’s Investing in Music?

    Who’s Investing in Music? Many major labels report that only 10% to 20% of  their investments in new artists are profitable. That means that 80% to 90% of the time, major record labels loose money. To make matters worse, the recorded music industry overall is experiencing a significant decline, shrinking...
  • Managing Innovation in the Music Industry

    Managing Innovation in the Music Industry Ever since the advent of P2P sharing with Napster, the music industry really hasn’t been managing innovation. If anything, they’ve been acting like a deer caught in headlights and stalling innovation. Indeed, the CEO’s of the large record labels and royalty societies have...
  • Meet Seymour Stein of Sire Records

    Meet Seymour Stein of Sire Records Seymour Sire of Sire Records is one of the living music business legends. In this keynote interview at the music conference MIDEM, Seymour talks about the state of the music business, lessons learned and what the future holds.    ...
  • How to Build an Audience on YouTube

    How to Build an Audience on YouTube What does it take to build an engaged and loyal audience on YouTube? The folks at MIDEM asked YouTube’s Louise Letendre to give us the inside scoop. YouTube is one of the key marketing tools for any new artist and band to...