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OFF THE RECORD 010: I THOUGHT IT WAS EASY TO MAKE GOOD MUSIC

OFF THE RECORD 010: I THOUGHT IT WAS EASY TO MAKE GOOD MUSIC

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Follow-up: Vinyl reissues

  • How to contact a major label for a reissue.
  • If you need to be an S-Corp to get in touch with labels.

Viral Hoaxes -> Good vs Cheap Marketing

  • Upon A Burning Body fake kidnapping ploy.
  • Shone’s 2012 mystery campaign.
  • The best and worst ways to…

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Check out Steven Rennie’s CreativeLive Class On Breaking Into The Music Business

Check out Steven Rennie’s CreativeLive Class On Breaking Into The Music Business

Music industry veteran and Renman Music & Business founder, Steve Rennie (aka “Renman”), will return to the CreativeLive stage for the course, “Dream It, Do It: Breaking Into The Music Industry,” on Wednesday, July 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT (12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT). CreativeLive classes are always well produced and contain knowledge you don’t get anywhere else. Check out the course…

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OFF THE RECORD 008: PAY TO PLAY FOR MY HEART

OFF THE RECORD 008: PAY TO PLAY FOR MY HEART

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Follow-up: Amazon Prime

  • Amazon Prime costs $99/year not $99/month (duh).
  • Amazon launched the Fire Phone.

The legal necessities for starting your own label or band

  • LLC or S-Corp.
  • Taxes are scary, but don’t forget about them.
  • Find a lawyer.
  • Find an accountant.
  • Be…

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An Interview With HIP Video Promotions Andy Gesner

An Interview With HIP Video Promotions Andy Gesner

I have covered the music business for the last 6 years and in that time I have done nearly a hundred interviews but none was more informative about the realities of how getting your video to spread works. For the last 15 years Andy Gesner at HIP Video Promo has been helping the smallest of DIY acts on up to huge acts like The Pixies, Paramore, Jet, The Lumineers and tons more get their music…

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Hi-Art Allows Musicians To Sell Fans Emoji Stickers

Hi-Art is a really cool service that allows musicians to sell fans emoji stickers of logos and other fun designs around their music.

Hi-Art Allows Musicians To Sell Fans Emoji Stickers

Hi-Art is a really cool service that allows musicians to sell fans emoji stickers of logos and other fun designs around their music.

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OFF THE RECORD 006: I’LL GIVE YOU $100 TO LIKE MY POST

OFF THE RECORD 006: I’LL GIVE YOU $100 TO LIKE MY POST

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The Evolution of Streaming

  • Last.fm’s failed potential and streaming.
  • The gold rush hasn’t happened yet.
  • Pandora’s slow decline.
  • Rdio: Recent Activity, Top Charts, New Releases Recommendations.
  • Spotify: Top Lists, Discover, Browse.
  • Spotify has 10 million paid US…

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OFF THE RECORD 005: HOW TO CONTROL YOUR LEAKAGE
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Please Help Us With An Amazon Review

Hey Everyone,

If you haven’t heard, last month I released a 2014 edition of Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business, which features 20 more pages and a bonus chapter on how you can incorporate the book into your life.

We have an offer for you - We will send you a free eBook copy of the 2014 edition of the book if you go to our Amazon page and give the book an honest review. Tell us the name you used for your review and we will send you the updated version of the book immediately. We really need more Amazon reviews to help the book spread to more people and could really use your help and are happy to reward you for your support. Simply message me on here or at musformation@gmail.com.