Spending To Be A Rapper VS Investing In Your Rap Career

March 15, 2014

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By, Tony Guidry (@IamThaConnect) Last week I said that I’d give alternate suggestions to buying features and explain the “philosophy” behind major labels providing signed artists with features. Let me start by saying that any major label – any mid-major with major label distribution – will spend upwards of a million dollars on the promotion […]

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The 2013 Music BUSINESS Year In Review

January 4, 2014

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By, Wendy Day “Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t lie.” –Jay Z Digital track sales down 5.7% and digital album sales down 0.1%. 2012 digital track sales were 1.34 billion units 2013 digital track sales were 1.26 billion units 2012 digital album sales were 117.7 million units 2013 digital album sales were 117.6 million units […]

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Inspiration.

January 3, 2014

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By, Wendy Day () I get about 20-30 emails a week from newer artists asking me questions about this industry. Sadly, most of those questions don’t take into consideration how the music industry works, so they ask me questions that are some variation of “can you put me on?” The answer, unfortunately, is no, I […]

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Hipster Death Spiral. By, Bob Lefsetz

December 21, 2013

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So I asked Anita Elberse what she says to the naysayers. I’M THE YOUNGEST TENURED PROFESSOR AT HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, WHO ARE YOU? Whew! And there you have it. The separation between the movers and shakers and the hoi polloi. Education. Kristina from Ticketfly caused a brouhaha in Aspen when she suggested concert tickets be […]

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Dealing With Hate. By, Bob Lefsetz

December 21, 2013

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1. Never ever respond. That’s the hater’s goal. To entrap you. Draw you into a conversation. Wherein you have to justify your complete existence. You can never ever win, furthermore the hater’s friends will pile on. Read if you must, but never acknowledge you’ve done so. 2. Research the hater. Especially on Twitter. See how […]

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Repeat ability. By, Bob Lefsetz

December 9, 2013

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You read a book once, you watch a movie a couple of times, but music is forever. And this is a sea change. In monetization. Isn’t it funny that the film business has accepted this, yet the music business has not. You don’t see actors taking to the Internet protesting Netflix, saying that they’re losing […]

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What’s on my Zite? Featuring Wendy Day

December 1, 2013

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What’s on my Zite? Featuring Wendy Day.

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