DIY Music Sales: Artists.MTV Adds Downloads Carousel, Min.io Launches, GeoRiot Adds Amazon

New ways to make one's music and related digital content available for sales continue to emerge that benefit both DIY and indie artists. Artists.MTV recently added Downloads Carousels in partnership. Continue reading

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“Downloaded”: Documentary Reminds How Long Music Industry Has Been Split

The new documentary "Downloaded " serves as a reminder that the current fight over the fairness of Pandora royalties is rooted in the revolution that Napster unleashed in 2001. In. Continue reading

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Amazon Talking To Major Labels About Streaming Music Subscription Service

I've wondered when Amazon would join Google and Apple in the quest for entry into streaming music. According to Greg Sandoval at The Verge they are now talking to major. Continue reading

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Apple Joins Digital Resale Movement. Ready For Even Less MP3 Revenue?

In January, Amazon was granted a patent on tech related to the resale of digital content and now Apple has filed their own version. Not only are they covering quite. Continue reading

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Bypassing Twitter’s iTunes Link Jacking & Other Affiliate Revenue Tricks For Musicians

Recently an extensive series of posts from Eliot Van Buskirk revealed that Twitter was replacing iTunes links with affiliate links in their preview panel. In the course of figuring out. Continue reading

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The New Music Industry is Not Coming

According to Taurean Casey on MusicThink Tank, the new music industry is already here. Different business models are reshaping how we market and distribute music. Change is inevitable and the. Continue reading

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Pandora Forces $29.95 Payments From Indie Bands

(UPDATED) Until recently, Pandora accepted music from indie artists at no cost in almost any form including home burned CD-R's. But now, in part because of a deal to display. Continue reading

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Amazon Lowers Prices, eMusic Raises Them

EMUSIC’S PLAN COULD HURT INDIES UPDATE: Be sure to read the comments section including an eMusic rebuttal and join the discussion. While retaining 89 to 99 cent pricing on most. Continue reading

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