- A Fifth Beatle for the Digital Age by Tim Westergren
Tim Westergren, music industry veteran and Founder of Pandora Radio, suggesting that every band consider hiring their own Fifth Beatle – only this additional band member’s instrument is online marketing. Their role is to figure out ways to amplify the awareness of the band, leverage every possible tool at their disposal to build a fan base.
- Build It and the Music Biz Will Come
Many bands are waiting for a record company to come along and help them build a fan base. The reality is, this process almost always works in reverse. Building and expanding a fan base yourself is the most important thing you can do to build a sustainable career and attract the attention of the music biz folks.
- Crowdfunding: Arts Patronage for the Masses
Peter Spellman, the Director of Career Development at Berklee College of Music, on how crowdfunding is used among music industry artists to bypass music publishing companies and "go direct" to their fans who are now seen as much as investors as listeners, plus an overview of music crowdfunding services ArtistShare, Sell-a-Band and Slice-the-Pie.
- Know the Music Biz
KnowTheMusicBiz.com is an online community for emerging artists, musicians and music executives. KTMB members can find, exchange and contribute valuable information about the business of music plus get advice and insight from industry thought leaders.
- The Internet Radio Opportunity for Independent Musicians by David Rose
The rapid growth of Internet radio is undeniable and it now provides independent artists with unprecedented access to a large and growing audience and promotional opportunities that had only been available to label backed artists.
- What Would John Doe Do - The Value of Mastering
John Doe, founder of the seminal Los Angeles punk group X, solo artist and actor, answers questions from KnowTheMusicBiz.com community members about music, the music business and life in the WWJDD blog. In this post John answers a question about how important it is to spend extra money on mastering a recording.
- What Would John Doe Do: Definitions of Music Biz Success
John Doe, founder of the seminal Los Angeles punk group X, solo artist and actor, answers questions about music and the music business in the WWJDD? blog. In the latest post he answers a question about what defines success in the music business.
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- Magic Pixie Dust for Music Business Success
Have you ever found a band (or several) you were convinced would become a success or even destined to be one of the most popular band on the planet if only other music fans knew they existed? This happened to me many times during my tenure at Yep Roc Records.
- Speaking To Your Fans Through More Than Your Music
FanBridge Co-Founder Spencer Richardson on how important it is for musicians to regularly communicate with their fans and what their fans are really interested in knowing.
- Stocks: Seven Growth Stories
The latest screen from S&P turns up names with top-tier growth in cash flow, revenue, book value, and its highest Fair Value score.
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