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Music Biz Tales: Shirley Manson

…We’re not letting you waste your career like that…”   by Walter Price   Sure, the bitch fest of the last 10 years (and certainly before) has been about the big label machine and how perhaps they don’t particularly care for artistic freedom and favor the bottom financial line is well established. Couple that with the…

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Bad Promotion

“Hey, nice to meet you. Check out my music!” by J.P. Kallio   Why do we spend days on Facebook and Twitter screaming out loud asking people to listen to our music? Why do we make our first point of contact a “click this link!” or “Check out my video!” Why do we go for…

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Don’t Feed The Trolls

Life is too short to get stuck on one persons opinion about your music. by J.P. Kallio   What internet has done to us musicians, is given us a platform where with some great tools and a smart plan we can introduce our music to worldwide audience extremely fast. We can upload music online. In…

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High Consumer Of Music

So I do agree that the most passionate customers are being alienated, but I don’t for a second think it is the format that is the problem here. by J.P. Kallio   I am bit baffled this morning and I am hoping the combination of my big mug of coffee and writing this blog post…

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Change In The Pocket

“I am happy to make money. I want to make more money, make more music, eat Big Macs and drink Budweisers.” – Kid Rock by Walter Price   Having Some Success? A little extra change in the pocket… Hey, that’s pretty cool; you’re making it making music. That is like winning the arts lottery, kinda. Now,…

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2015 The Year Of The Artist

The cutthroat avenues of rock ‘n’ roll, I am fed up with. I don’t want anything to do with it. – Neil Young   By Walter Price Several things made solid impressions on me during my 2014 music experiences and loving long lasting memories. First, yeah, EPs have never been more important in the homegrown, backroom…

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The Future Of Recording Music

“So I have a choice to either fight the progress, or embrace it. I don’t mean us artists should just give in to everything and let everyone else decide our future.’   By J.P. Kallio   I’ve been observing the developments in the music distribution and in the way people consume their music for quite some…

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Can TV Teach Music

“Creative people in a wide range of fields keep hearing the ridiculous mantra that “content wants to be free.” The music industry is the worst offender. Many label execs tell artists—maybe the execs even believe it themselves—that musicians shouldn’t expect to generate income from their recordings. But no worries, mate, you will make it all up…