Monthly archives: December, 2016

‘IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO BE SMART. YOU HAVE TO BE SMART… AND OUT-HUSTLE EVERYONE’- Julie Greenwald

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Julie Greenwald has long been determined to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Once upon a time – back when she was sure she’d end up a political lobbyist or human rights lawyer – that meant working in soup kitchens in New Orleans or educating underprivileged kids as part of the ‘Teach For America’…


Puff Daddy f/ Ma$e – “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” | Magnum Opus On Complex


50 Cent Producer Makes a Beat ON THE SPOT – !llmind ft. King Z3us


Neil Young is turning Pono into a high-res music streaming service

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  Neil Young’s quixotic quest for glorious mobile audio seems to be shape-shifting into something more practical than the Pono player but only modestly less difficult of a sell. Young is working to start up a Pono streaming service that will focus on high-resolution music that can be streamed to a phone, he tells Rolling Stone. “We’re gonna re-emerge…


The General Manager

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  Randy Nichols talks about what it takes to be a successful manager in the music industry. Randy, we have plenty of readers who don’t understand all of the intricacies of the industry – can you please help explain this question: what does a management firm do for their artists? The best way to look at…


YOUTUBE AGREES MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ROYALTIES DEAL WITH US PUBLISHERS FOR UNCLAIMED SONGS

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  The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), on behalf of music publishers and songwriters, has negotiated an agreement with YouTube to distribute royalties for musical works used on the platform where ownership was previously unknown. Any unclaimed works which appeared from August 1, 2012 through December 31, 2015 are potentially covered by the settlement. As…


Master Social Media For Events In 9 Simple Steps

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  With such a high percentage of ticket sales coming in as a result of social media promotion, being able to market an event on social media effectively is critical to making it a well attended success. Guest Post from Eventbrite Nearly 25% of traffic to ticketing and registration pages comes from social media. With…


Lyor Cohen at Stanford University: Music, Technology and Finding The Next Big Artist


Inventing David Geffen interview


Report: Spotify Gives Up On Plans To Acquire Soundcloud

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  Those rumored talks between Spotify and SoundCloud, regarding a possible buyout of the latter, have come to an end. That’s according to TechCrunch, which cites a knowledgeable source at Spotify as indicating the company bailed on the idea because it didn’t want to add any wrinkles to a potential IPO next year. Reps at Spotify…