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5 Ways To Build Relationships With Bloggers, Journalists

5 Ways To Build Relationships With Bloggers, Journalists

Inundated as they are with pitches, music, and countless musicians trying to capture their attention, the idea of developing a meaningful relationship with music bloggers or journalists may seem like an unrealistic goal, and while it is challenging, there are few practices that can increase your odds of connecting with music journalists on a more meaningful ...

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Why Apple Just Killed Off iTunes [Mark Mulligan]

Why Apple Just Killed Off iTunes [Mark Mulligan]

Yesterday, Apple announced the end of iTunes on the Mac and its replacement with three separate apps for music, podcasts and TV.  The reason given was feature bloat which slows performance. But top analyst Mark Mulligan says that its really part of “the great unbundling" which has been going on across other digital services for years. By ...

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Apple Set To Kill iTunes Today, New iPod Touch Unveiled

Apple Set To Kill iTunes Today, New iPod Touch Unveiled

Apple is set to announce the end of iTunes today. Ironically, the company unveiled a new iPod Touch last week, the newest iteration of the hardware that made it so easy to put a whopping 1000 iTunes tracks in your pocket. During Tim Cook's keynote at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California today June ...

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World's Most Popular Websites [Infographic]

World's Most Popular Websites [Infographic]

While we think of quite a few websites as 'popular,' an actual look at the internet's favorite sites reveals just how few really come close to making the cut, and by just how wide of a margin the web's top dogs really rule the roost. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 It’s easy to think that ...

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Why Music And Tech Can Never Be Separated

Why Music And Tech Can Never Be Separated

In 2019, music and technology have become more linked together than ever, with new tech advancement now part and parcel of every aspect of the music industry. In this piece, Patrick McGuire explores the historical context for this, and what happens technological change is put at odds with artists' values. Guest post by Patrick McGuire forTuneCore In 2019, ...

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Why We Need A Conscious Music Tech Revolution NOW!

Why We Need A Conscious Music Tech Revolution NOW!

In this piece, Virginie Berger champions the need for music tech companies to bring about a major disruption to the music industry, siting long-unaddressed problems and an outdated distribution of power in desperate need of a shakeup. Guest post by Virginie Berger, the co founder of WeAreMusicTech The context now is right for startups to innovate in music. ...

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Songwriters vs Big Tech: Has The Tide Turned? [David Israelite]

Songwriters vs Big Tech: Has The Tide Turned? [David Israelite]

In this guest post, National Music Publishers Association head David Israelite explores how social media has shifted public opinion toward the songwriters and music publishers in their battles with Spotify, YouTube and other music services. By David Israelite of the National Music Publishers Association [NMPA], This first appeared on Variety. Since the dawn of the digital revolution — ...

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Key Tips For Getting Started On Your Artist Website

Key Tips For Getting Started On Your Artist Website

As you start to develop as an artist and achieve more success, it's a good idea to start thinking about your professional image. Once of the best ways to cultivate a good public face is through a website. Here we look at just how to go about that process. Guest post from Picket Media. This article first appeared ...

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How Do Indie Music Blogs, Radio Survive? The Harsh Reality

How Do Indie Music Blogs, Radio Survive? The Harsh Reality

Over the past few years I’ve watched many indie music blogs and independent radio come and go like the wind. We often hear about supporting the artists, which is exactly what these independent platforms do. The people behind the indie platforms sacrifice their health, families, lifestyle and quite often go into debt struggling to pay for the ...

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Did Technology Bring About The Death Of Good Music?

Did Technology Bring About The Death Of Good Music?

After new research was released suggesting that millennials prefer golden oldies to contemporary pop, Stephen Carlisle did some digging to determine if this was in fact accurate and, if so, what role technology may have played in the “decline" of music's quality. Guest post by Stephen Carlisle of NOVA Southeastern University This item from the website Metro.co.uk caught ...