Trent Reznor & David Byrne On DIY vs Major Labels

A talk Sunday night featuring David Byrne and Trent Reznor included an interesting discussion of the business options facing musicians today. Due to Trent Reznor's recent deal with Columbia Records. Continue reading

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Musician Posts Public Domain Songs, Major Labels Claim Ownership, YouTube Attacks Musician

By Mike Masnick (@mmasnick) of the essential tech site Techdirt. We've talked in the past about how YouTube's ContentID system fails at fair use and the public domain — whereby. Continue reading

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SAG-AFTRA & Major Labels Create First Industrywide Contract For Music Video Performers

In a first for the music industry, SAG-AFTRA and the major labels have reached a tentative agreement regarding an "industrywide contract to cover dancers and other performers on music videos.". Continue reading

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Discover New Music: Algorithms Or Your Friends’ Suggestions?

Where do you discover new music? Maybe you heard from a friend about a new band or discovered new music through services like Pandora. Traditionally, the record labels were the. Continue reading

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MTT Weekly Recap: The Many Hats of a Musician

Where The Music Industry Thinks Out Loud Rich Gordon: The Many Hats of a Musician Tim London: Remake Remodel – The Major Labels Speak Dave Cool: How to Get a. Continue reading

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Remake, Remodel – The Major Labels Speak

We have heard from DIY artists, but have not heard much from the major labels outside of Billboard and Music Week. On Music Think Tank, Tim London has posted a. Continue reading

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