Tag Archive | "YouTube"

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 Rise of Nashville’s New Music Middle Class

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Jessica Frech is a YouTube superstar who cuts her own ad & licensing deals Recently my favorite reporter at The Tennessean, Nate Rau, wrote a brilliant piece on the collapse of the musical middle class in Nashville. It seemed to be a report that resonated with a lot of Nashville based artists, songwriters, musicians and [...]

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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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Podcamp Nashville for Artists

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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(Some parts of this post were featured on my 2011 PodCamp related post. They still apply this year) I have a confession to make. I’m actually an artist masquerading as a tech geek. I come at all of this tech, digital marketing, web development & pod/bar-camping from the perspective of an artist, musician, songwriter and [...]

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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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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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Rock Your Net – August Seminars

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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“Charles Alexander’s workshops are a joyful evening of goal setting, career planning and social media know-how that are a must-have for any independent artist…” Lydia Hutchinson, Founder of Performing Songwriter The August sessions are done. To attend the September sessions, go here: Rock Your Net in September Intro To Digital Marketing Series Updated: August 21st [...]

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Music Is A Super Power

Sunday, July 10, 2011

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As I sat in Vanderbilt Stadium enrapt with the spectacle that was the U2 concert…It hit me. Music is a super power! Especially if it’s done right… Full disclosure – I am an U2 nut. A total Bono & gang superfan. The show at Vanderbilt on the 2nd of July was my first time seeing [...]

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Rock Your Net::Music Marketing Series

Monday, April 18, 2011

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Click on Image for Poster (5/3/11): Ariel Hyatt added as a keynote presenter. Special session on Monday, May 16th. Free if you sign up for the entire series. Only $25 if you just want to attend the keynote. On May 11th, we begin a series of hands-on, interactive internet music marketing workshops targetting musicians, artists, [...]

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Hitsville: Nashville’s obsession with No. 1 songs

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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This is part of the “Embracing The Future” series. Part I is here. Two weeks ago I played the Tin Pan South festival in Nashville. It was such an incredible honor. It’s kinda like Bonnaroo (without the tents and patchouli). Except it’s all about songs, songwriting and songwriters. It’s hosted and run by the Nashville [...]

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