Tag Archive | "Indie"

The Truth About Streaming

Friday, February 6, 2015

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So it happened this week. The truth came out. The truth as to why songwriters and publishers – especially in an industry songwriting town like Nashville get paid so little on Spotify. Even when they have a blockbuster hit. Mike Masnick of Tech Dirt reveals data and research from France published on a web site [...]

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The Power of Vulnerability – How Amanda Palmer Raised A Million Dollars

Thursday, May 31, 2012

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In about 6-7 hours, Amanda Palmer’s Kickstarter campaign will come to an end. By then she will have raised well over a 1.1 million dollars for her upcoming project. Her target by the way was $100,000. It’s fair to say that she has obliterated her goal. None of this is net of course but she [...]

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The Future of Fan Engagement

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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This past few months I’ve been looking at where the future of fan engagement and perhaps even music discovery will take us. I am intrigued. My appearance on a panel at Nashville’s Leadership Music’s Digital Summit has prompted me to put this thoughts down in a post. It’s fun to play, "So what’s next?" A [...]

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The Gift of Community

Saturday, January 28, 2012

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We’re about halfway thru the latest Rock Your Net sessions. Wednesday night I was emphasizing the importance of community in any artist/songwriter/musicians’ marketing efforts. That’s when it hit me. The generosity of community has been so vital to the success of Outside The Box Music and Rock Your Net. I hope you’ll indulge me and [...]

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Life After SOPA

Sunday, January 22, 2012

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On Friday, Congress finally gave up trying to pass an ill advised piece of legislation called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) it’s sister bill in the Senate. Rep. Lamar Smith from TX, SOPA’s main sponsor pulled the bill saying, "I have heard from the [...]

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An Artist’s Guide To SOPA

Monday, January 9, 2012

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Introduction What Is SOPA? How We Got Here The RIAA’s Recent History The Effect of Piracy on Music Existing Statutes SOPA From An Artist’s Perspective But They’re Stealing My Stuff! Where To From Here Introduction Photo of Tootsie’s Nashville by Kathleen Tyler Conklin. Creative Commons License. I am a Nashville based performing songwriter, bioinformaticist and [...]

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Bring On The New

Sunday, September 25, 2011

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Recently I heard a quote attributed to a music business executive that went something like this: "The new model doesn’t exist…" Now I don’t know for sure if the exec actually said that. I think it’s incredibly easy to take a quote out of context. But I’d love to give that executive the benefit of [...]

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How To Raise $77000 As An Indie Musician

Sunday, August 14, 2011

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If you’ve attended any of the events at which I’ve spoken, you know that Julia Nunes features prominently in the presentation. Here’s my secret dream – I hope that every artist/songwriter I come in contact with gets to have a career like that. Last month, Julia Nunes asked her considerable fan base to support her [...]

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