Beat Of Time – A Benefit For Education Through Music

The third annual Beat Of Time event returns to New York City!!! This is a special event to benefit music education in New York City schools--with live music at the legendary Kenny’s Castaways, where Bruce Springsteen played his first NY gig, and raffle prizes! Featuring Independent Performers: A New Blue with Greg Petronzi http://www.myspace.com/anewblue Brianna … Continue reading Beat Of Time – A Benefit For Education Through Music

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Notes From Artists: The Gulf Of Mexico & BP Oil – (Johnny B. of Electric Black & The Dirty Pearls)

Dearest lovers, friends, family, and soul shaking explores, The past two weeks of my life have been consumed trying to make some kind of wave is this ocean of madness.  I have lost my mental and physical health attempting to awaken a few dead minds, summon sleeping souls, and move bodies to a specific place … Continue reading Notes From Artists: The Gulf Of Mexico & BP Oil – (Johnny B. of Electric Black & The Dirty Pearls)

Booking A Show At Fat Baby NYC or The Charleston- Available May-July Dates & Info

If you are a band who is interested in playing at Fat Baby NYC or The Charleston at any point in time from now through July please read this post. The dates that are open, associated acts that will be playing, backline details, as well as, the contact information for the talent buyer are included in this post.

The Purpose of Music Criticism In Society

The Purpose of Music Criticism in Society Professional music critics are expected to provide insight to the public about whether new albums, live performances, and specific buzz and popular artists are worth checking out or not. It is the critics’ duty to sift through all of the artists that exist in the vast musical landscape and direct their readers to the best artists, so that they may focus their musical attention towards them. Critics are also expected to be informative and unbiased in their reporting, in order to provide an accurate depiction of the material they are reviewing.

The DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act)- An Overview and Case Study

The DMCA’s role is to protect copyright and intellectual property holders and ensure that they get paid for their works. It sets forth rules and consequences for those who circumvent DRM and illegally obtain copyrighted material. The purpose of the DMCA is to ensure that copyright holders get paid for their works, as well as, to make consumers and companies aware that if they don’t outright pay for obtaining the copyrighted material, the copyright holders can pursue civil actions against them and get compensated at a much higher rate (than they would have paid if they had not obtained it illegally). If the DMCA didn’t exist, the incentive to possess a copyright would decrease and potential copyright holders might have not develop new technologies and products (because of fear of not seeing payment for their efforts), which would stifle overall economic growth in the U.S. The DMCA also sets forth the notion that digital broadcasts for sound recordings will be paid for (via a statutory license) and also states that royalty rates will be set by law at fair market value which, ensures compensation for musicians, publishers, and record labels.

Personal Branding Worksheet–Complete this if you are interested in being successful.

Remember… people buy your image first and then buy what you’re selling. Completing this worksheet will enable you to identify how you want people to perceive you professionally. If you don’t have answers to the questions or don’t like your answers to the questions, this worksheet enables you to identify areas where you can improve, … Continue reading Personal Branding Worksheet–Complete this if you are interested in being successful.

How To Utilize Analytics to Narrow Blog Coverage Focus- DIY PR

Analytics provides data about the individuals who visit an artist's professional website and social media sites. Analytics provides information about bounce rates (how long a user stays on select pages of the site), the number of unique and repeat visitors to the site, and how the visitors accessed/found the site (via search engine, referral page, … Continue reading How To Utilize Analytics to Narrow Blog Coverage Focus- DIY PR

The Impact of Analytics on Musicians’ Careers-How managers and DIY artists can utilize analytics to enhance the artist-fan relationship and focus marketing, promotional, and touring efforts more effectively.

Introduction Over the past ten years the music industry has changed drastically. Major labels have lost substantial power in building, promoting, and sustaining artists’ careers. With the advent and popularity of social networking sites, blogs, internet radio stations, and podcasts, artists are now positioned in a way that their success relies solely on them. The … Continue reading The Impact of Analytics on Musicians’ Careers-How managers and DIY artists can utilize analytics to enhance the artist-fan relationship and focus marketing, promotional, and touring efforts more effectively.