ScienceCasts: Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday (by ScienceAtNASA)
Enig’matik Records is a Bandcamp-only label based out of Australia with a focus on electronic music. The label puts out digital releases and organizes live events. It’s a lightweight model that can’t be described as truly unique but is a great example of how digital music distribution has opened up the possibilities for microlabels and related indie activity.
An interesting business model that seems tailor fit for electronic music. I wonder if the same model could be extrapolated for other music genres? What do you think?
If you can create a concise 140-character pitch for your band, you’ll never have to stumble when someone asks you what you sound like or what kind of music you play. Instead of “umm… ummm… it’s kinda… well….,” you can just recite your 140-character pitch from memory.
Can you describe what you do musically in 140 characters or less? I couldn’t and that’s why I love this article very much :)
Since popular music awakened in or around the 1950s, the record label’s job has been simple: sign a band, help them make music and promote that product by all means possible. It was the authority figure that bands had to overly impress to in order to get airplay. But the transfer of power away from this top-down hierarchy began at some point in the mid-2000s.
An interesting article on technology and the DIY musician :)
Generations of British musicians have dreamed of “breaking America” in order to make it as international artists. Now they are being advised to look Down Under instead.
“The music market Down Under is buoyant, vibrant and progressive.” I couldn’t agree more :)
Tikly is a new ticketing service that’s fully integrated with Facebook. Artists, venues and events can sell directly from their Facebook page — without fans being re-directed to another site.
New music marketing tool alert…
FORMER Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett brought the power and the passion to the launch of the ALP’s campaign to fight over-regulation of live music venues last night.
Oh about time…
Over the last few years, it seems women have dominated the music industry, from Adele to Lady Gaga, via Rihanna, who apparently can’t leave the house without recording a hit single.
But the story is not being replicated on the other side of the sound desk.
A very good question with this article providing a very good answer :)
Pop music has become more depressing over the last over the last five decades, according to a new scientific study.
Hmmm, what do you think about this?
Onesheet has announced today a major expansion for their artist profiles. While the current pages are simple, easy to set up and automatically managed to pull in content from all over the web, the company feels they can work better as a professional profile – a place where LinkedIn may fall short for musicians and where artists can be professionally represented and connected.
A really nice expansion opportunity for an already awesome online tool. Check them out today… I have :)