Physical Product Remains Chink In The Armor Of The Recorded Music Business

Some positive streaming numbers have music industry executives breathing a sigh of relief during a challenging time in the business. Unfortunately, physical product revenue is in much worse shape, something. Continue reading

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Latest Physical Music Supply Chain Debacle Offers Opportunities For Entrepreneurs [Chris Castle]

For those retail music shoppers out there, record stores have been a bit of disappointment of late in the inventory department – a problem precipitated by the decision of major. Continue reading

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HMV To 1000 Indie, Unsigned Bands: ‘Come Play Our Stores’

Doug Putman and HMV have announced that the famed UK music retail chain is opening its doors to developing artists and unsigned bands for in-store performances.

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Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon Passes

Russ Solomon, founder of the legendary Tower Records chain, died on Sunday night, while drinking whisky and watching The Oscars. Solomon, 92, died from a heart attack, his son, Michael. Continue reading

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5 Tips For Making, Marketing, Monetizing Holiday Music

With the arrival of crisp October, the holiday season is officially kicking off, meaning the airwaves will soon be crammed with public domain classics, as well as seasonal originals. Regardless,. Continue reading

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Everything A Musician Must Know About Digital Distribution

With brick and mortar music stores no longer being the only (or even best) way for artists to get their music into the hands of fans, the distribution process has changed. Continue reading

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A Trip To Target: How Digital Is Changing Music Retail

As music sales go further from physical CD’s and become all digital, many mass merchandise stores have been cutting down on shelf space and changing their marketing strategies in their. Continue reading

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