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How music lovers can fix the broken music business and stop screwing artists

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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How music lovers can fix the broken music business and stop screwing artists Watching the Watchers.org In Taylor Swift, Spotify and the Musical Food Chain Myth, musician Doria Roberts (@DoriaRoberts) details a problem that we’ve been hearing about…

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Although the suggestions presented by the author are noble.  The truth is that people will not do it.  Music consumers want their music and if they can get it cheap and easy that is what they will do.  The real power of streaming is in artist promotion.  Just like the old days of the music industry music was used as a marketing tool to promote and artist.  The real money is not in the streaming but in getting people to an artist’s show.  Those artist that adapt will be successful those who do not will die in obscurity.

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Watch Sean Nicholas Savage’s songwriting process

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Montreal doc A City Is An Island casts a penetrative gaze on the power players in the Canadian hub’s music scene

Source: www.dazeddigital.com

Here is a video showing how Sean Nicholas writes songs.  Everyone is different when it comes to the process.  Watching how someone else does it can also inspire others.  What is your songwriting process?

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Billy Joel receives the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Billy Joel, an inspiration to songwriters for over five decades Songwriter Billy Joel has been awarded the noted Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, in recognition of his contribution to songwriting illy Joel has seen his songwriting honoured in…

Source: www.songwritingmagazine.co.uk

Songwriter Billy Joel has been awarded the noted Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, in recognition of his contribution to songwriting.  Over the year audiences have been listening to Billy Joel songs.  Congratulations on this award.

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In wake of Spotify pullout, music industry debates streaming

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

From board rooms in Japan to songwriter’s rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact …

Source: news.yahoo.com

The great music streaming debate moves forward.  Services that allow artist to post their original music is found all over the Internet.  The problem is how can an artist leverage their music exposure into real dollars.  Getting a fair royalty system is necessary.  Spotify, Pandora and other music streaming services can do a lot to help promote an up and coming artist.

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Spotify Doesn’t Hurt Artists: My Band Would Be Nowhere Without It

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

If more big acts follow Taylor Swift’s lead, bands like ours could lose an important outlet to have their music heard.
The post Spotify Doesn’t Hurt Artists: My Band Would Be Nowhere Without It appeared first on WIRED.

Source: www.wired.com

In the beginning of the music industry recorded music was purely promotional.  Eventually recorded music became an asset.  What goes around come around.  In the new digital marketplace recording audio music is more of a tool for an artist promotion.

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Cambria composer lived to his own tune

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Read the latest and breaking local news from San Luis Obispo, CA and the Central Coast cities of Paso Robles, Atascadero, Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Morro Bay from The Tribune and SanLuisObispo.com.

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The great thing about the digital age is location in not a hindrance when it comes to music creation.

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At Hank Williams Museum, practical songwriting advice

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Four-day workshop draws participants from around the country

Source: www.montgomeryadvertiser.com

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