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  • Trends In the Music Industry

    Trends In the Music Industry Watch a great interview of artist manager Scooter Braun and Live Nation’ CEO Michael Rapino about the trends in the music industry. While the revenues of the recorded music industry have been declining, revenues in the live event industry have actually increased over the past...
  • Sony Music UK Chairman & CEO Nick Gatfield On How to Make It

    UK label chief Nick Gatfield gets between 4,000 to 5,000 submissions a year, but only signs 20. What a tough business! Anyway, some interesting insights from one of the largest record labels and how to best approach them....
  • Pitching song demos to A&R’s

    How good do your song demos have to be before you can pitch them to A&R’s? By David Goldstein. If your song demos sound like demos, don’t pitch them to A&R’s. Seriously, if you’re not investing serious time and money into producing world-class, master-quality recordings of your songs, quit...
  • Review of the Taxi A&R Music Placement Service

    Review of the Taxi A&R Music Placement Service by David Goldstein The US-based Taxi A&R music placement service (www.taxi.com) is probably the grandfather of music placement services out there. Founded in 1992 by Michael Laskow, Taxi specializes in solicited leads for recording artists, commercials and also film and television....