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Indie Artist Cheat Sheet: The Best (and Worst) Months to Release Your Album

By Janelle Rogers Image via hipindetroit.com A version of this article originally appeared on the Green Light Go blog. Whether leaves are growing on or falling from trees, it’s a good idea to look at the full year when you’re… Continue Reading

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iTunes Music Sales Down 13-14% This Year…

By Paul Resnikoff It’s worse that we thought. From the Wall Street Journal this morning: “Music sales at Apple’s iTunes Store have fallen 13% to 14% world-wide since the start of the year, according to people familiar with the matter.”… Continue Reading

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A Detailed Explanation on Why Streaming Has Failed…

By Paul Resnikoff This was presented by Digital Music News at the Vienna Music Business Research Days symposium this morning. The post A Detailed Explanation on Why Streaming Has Failed… appeared first on Digital Music News. …read more Via:: Digital… Continue Reading

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Sorry, Streaming Isn’t Saving the Music Industry In 2014…

By Paul Resnikoff According the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), overall recording sales dropped 5% during the first half of this year, despite a double-digit gains in streaming revenues. Streaming is booming…(first-half 2014) Except for vinyl, everything else is collapsing…(first-half… Continue Reading

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3 Creative Album Release Strategies for Artists at Any Level

By info@newartistmodel.com (Dave Kusek) Photo by Aurelien Guichard Today, with all the new technology and different ways to reach your fans, there are more ways to release your music than you can count. As cool as it may be to… Continue Reading

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Should I Use iTunes, Bandcamp, or Some Other Site for My First Release?

By grassrootsy THE ARTIST: Shay Leonia (Englewood, NJ) THE QUESTION: This is a question I’ve had that I’ve been hearing mixed reviews on, and hope it may inspire a post when you have time, more geared toward artists like myself… Continue Reading

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Pre-sale Your Music On iTunes And Amazon For Increased Sales And Attention

By Guest Post By Chris Robley from The DIY Musician. Start “selling” your new music before its official release date A digital pre-sale (via iTunes or Amazon) allows your fans to order your music in advance of its release. All… Continue Reading

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Getting On The Charts And Other Reasons BitTorrent's New Bundles Are A Win For Musicians

By Clyde Smith So Thom Yorke, famed early adopter, dropped an alpha-stage BitTorrent Bundle with some free stuff and some stuff you pay for. The new part was that instead of trading an email address for the stuff that wasn’t… Continue Reading

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Streaming Services Have 99 Problems. And They Are…

By Paul Resnikoff (1) Artists make little-to-nothing off of streaming services. (2) Streaming services claim that artists are making money off of streaming, which has generated massive distrust and anger among artists. (3) As a result of (1) and (2),… Continue Reading

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Think Outside the CD: 3 Simple Steps to Releasing Your Album on USB

By Neil Simmons Image via customusb.com This article originally appeared on Performer Magazine. Let’s face it: the game done changed. Nobody expects to pay for music anymore, and if you want people to buy your stuff, you better offer them… Continue Reading