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Can You End Piracy By Rewarding Music Buyers? Nope.

I can across an interesting article that touches on how a new program called “Tell My Friends” is pitching using it’s affiliate sales feature as a way to combat piracy. At first glance it sounds like it could be a good idea – what better way to get people who don’t want to pay for […] ...

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Is Fandalism Worthy of the Hype?

I wrote about Fandalism in a previous post where I likened it to Myspace because it’s geared to solving a problem for musicians (networking and finding cool musicians to form bands/create music with) in much the way that Myspace solved the problem of getting a web presence and music online for free back in the […] ...

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Is Fandalism another Myspace in the making?

Hunting for other musicians to collaborate with is one of the hardest challenges, but that might be a thing of the past if Philip Kaplan has his way. The new site called Fandalism is one part social network and one part database that allows musicians to sign up and enter basic information such as preferred […] ...

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Rich Band, Poor Band

Chris Jackson talks about one of the messages behind the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad with a band context to it. I definitely recommend that more musicians read this book! Rich Band, Poor Band ...

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Fans Prefer to Back A Sure Thing on Kickstarter

I recently read an interesting article by Seth Godin called Why (Some) Kickstarter Campaigns Fail. In it he mentions Amanda Palmer – the American musician and performer who has funded much of her work through Kickstarter and has inspired perhaps tens of thousands of other musicians to give the same method a try for their […] ...

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Email Marketing Reasons and Resources

In my last post I conducted an unauthorized autopsy on an email I received in my inbox from a band that I know. I made a few points on how any musician can improve their email marketing campaigns and mentioned there would be more to come. This post will give you more insight on the […] ...

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Really? 10 Simple Truths for a Delusional Music Industry

I recently stumbled upon a short article by Robin Davey who writes for Hypebot and Music Think Tank among many other things called 10 Simple Truths for a Delusional Music Industry. As I read through it, I went through a range of different reactions. There is a certain amount of ‘snarky’ humour to it and […] ...

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