Category: The Biz

Even Hip Hop Pros Watch How Other Music Pros Promote

Music Promotion They say the best way to have success is to study how successful people operate. This frame of mind works almost too well in the music industry. Not only are indie artists studying the game, but established music brands like Bun B and DJ Pain 1 are educating themselves simply by paying attention […]

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2 Biggest Promotion Budget Mistakes

  We often hear from artists inquiring about marketing and promotion services for their music project.  They want some guidance on the best way to spend their money.  Today I thought I would share some of the most common mistakes indie artists make for their marketing and promotion budgets. First, I want to point out […]

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Spotify Vs. Apple Music: Why You Should Have Both

Spotify or Apple Music, which is better? I don’t mean to exclude Tidal from this conversation. Jay Z’s music service may be more promising now following Kanye West’s Tidal-exclusive album, The Life Of Pablo. However, even though Tidal is steadily growing picking up exclusive content along the way, it has a long journey ahead if […]

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Pandora is Buying Rdio Music Technology for $75 Million – TechnoBezz

Pandora is buying Rdio Music technology and its intellectual property. The $75 million purchase is to accelerate the business strategy. by rely on the technology on Rdio. On the deal, Pandora is not acquiring the operating business of Rdio, but many members of Rdio’s team will be offered roles with Pandora. The purchase happened when […]

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Why I Left the Music Industry

…and how the fuck I ended up doing what I’m doing now… We all have those “oh fuck” moments, when something falls apart, alters our whole trajectory, shakes the foundations of our world and makes you question “where the hell did I go wrong?”. I’ve had a few in recent years. I had a breakdown […]

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Music students learn from top industry professionals

Liberty University’s School of Musicpartnered with the Gospel Music Association (GMA) this week to provide students the opportunity to meet and learn from professionals in the music industry. Artists, as well as recording industry producers and managers, taught classes, held workshops, directed choirs, and performed for students — all in the spirit of helping develop […]

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As digital music programming grows, so does lack of originality

As the music industry evolves – or devolves some may argue – the business model inevitably and understandably must adapt with the incessant output and creation of new age technologies. But what happens when that robotic monotony […] Source: As digital music programming grows, so does lack of originality

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Success Principles From ‘Def Comedy Jam’

In July of 1992, business magnate, and hip hop innovator Russell Simmons launched an obscure pilot built on the platform of young, African-American comedians displaying their talents called Def Com… In July of 1992, business magnate, and hip hop innovator Russell Simmons launched an obscure pilot built on the platform of young, African-American comedians displaying […]

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