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Why What’s Good for Adele, Sucks For Everyone Else

5We often celebrate artists like Adele and Taylor Swift for leading the music industry in a direction of positive change, but the realities of income redistribution mean that their business model, while admirable and certainly successful, is difficult for artists who aren't at a similar level of stardom to emulate.

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The Pros And Cons Of Pandora’s Rdio Purchase

4 (1)Pandora's recent procurement of the streaming service Rdio (it's second major acquisition of late, following Ticketfly) could help Pandora to expand its global customer base, but the purchase also brings with it a host of complications, and none of Rdio's customers or licenses.

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What I Learned About The Record Industry By Carsharing With A Millenial

2Today's generation of young adults has rarely, if ever, had to pay for music, having grown up during the reign of the illegal MP3, and now living in the golden age of freemium streaming. This raises some tough questions about whether or not these consumers will ever be willing to part with solid cash for music.

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Who's Crazy Enough To Start A Record Label Today? Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, And Others...Here's Why

4While for many the idea of a record label has become antiquated and anachronistic, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, and Jack White appear to disagree. Here George Howard speaks with John Simson (one of the founders of SoundExchange) about the economic incentives, both current and potential, for artists who own their own labels.

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How To Reach More Fans With Your Band Blog Posts

4Using a blog to market your music is an excellent way gain more exposure and grow a fanbase, as it offers a personalized glimpse at who you are and what you're doing. That said, it doesn't matter how great the content of your blog is if no one is reading it. This article offers some tips on how to better promote your blog to both current and potential fans.

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4 Music Marketing Tips From DIY Musician Conference

Screen-Shot-2015-08-27-at-4.07.56-PMOver 1,000 musicians from all across the globe, spanning every genre – from acoustic metal-rap to Zydeco pop covers – headed for Chicago to empower themselves with the knowledge handed down from leading music industry experts at CD Baby’s first ever artist-oriented DIY Musician Conference.

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Policeman Fired After Singing With Metal Band While On Duty [VIDEO]

image from postgradolescence.comA Sanford, Florida policeman was fired after taking the stage in full uniform to sing "Let the Killing Begin" with death metal band Vital Remains. "An incident of this nature erodes the thin fibers of trust which already exist between the community and the police and it will not tolerated..." the city said in a statement. WATCH: 

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: A Letter To Jimmy Iovine • Nielsen's 360 Music Report • Effective Delegation • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c7ec463f970b-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we read an open letter to Jimmy Iovine, examine Nielsen's 360 music report, and learn why your current songs probably won't work for film or TV, plus much more.

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c7ec43ad970b-800wiAlabama State University is in the hot seat after they're caught in a fake Lil Wayne concert scam, Jimmy Iovine alienates half of Apple's customer base, and the Eagles Of Death Metal release their first statement since the Paris attacks. This plus more as we take a look back at the music industry's week that was.

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SONGS Music CEO Matt Pincus On Why Music Publishing's Two-Class System Could Be The End For New Indie Firms [OP-ED]

4[UPDATE 2] SONGS Music CEO Matt Pincus writes about the threats facing the music publishing business, as larger companies work to make the shares which they control earn greater revenue from digital use than those held by smaller companies and independent artists.

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Dear Mr. Iovine: How Other Women (Not Apple Music) Influenced My Musical Tastes

dear jimmyAfter Apple Music exec Jimmy Iovine said on national TV that he had created Apple Music because he "always knew that women find it very difficult at times...to find music," music manager Jane Davidson decided to write him a letter.

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How To Tell That Your Music Career Effort Is Paying Off (Even If It Doesn't Seem Like It)

5As an artist, breaking into the music industry is a difficult task, and it's easy to feel as though your efforts are offering little in the way of rewards, but it may be that you're just not looking close enough. Here are four tell-tale signs that show you're making progress, even if it doesn't always feel that way.

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Watch Jimmy Iovine Insult Half Of All Apple Music Customers [VIDEO]

iovineApple Music executive Jimmy Iovine is now apologizing after he said that he "always knew that women find it very difficult at times - some women - to find music. And this helps makes it easier with playlists, curated by real people.” during a CBS This Morning interview.

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