Time for a link round-up of sorts. I’m going to aim to do this once a week, to help introduce everyone to some of the other cool articles out there on the web. Some people are quite prolific in their writing, and always saying great things you can learn from, so you’ll no doubt see some of the same names and sites repeated as time goes by – but that’s the nature of writing and writing well. You should get to know these folks as they’ll help you stay on top of your game throughout your entertainment career.
Here are a few posts that I really liked this week:
David Hooper has some great things to say about the power of just a “wee bit” extra effort for musicians and other folks interested in the music business at his Music Marketing [dot] com Blog.
Dave Kusek, VP at Berklee College of Music shares some interesting tidbits regarding the power of guitar games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, in his post at The Future of Music. One reason why posts like this are important to read as you plan your music career is because he’s citing numbers and trends. Both good to know in an interview situation or over a cold beer at a meet and greet or schmooze-fest music business conference.
Huge news blip about one of the major music distributors, closing its doors. As we know cd sales have not been good, and this is news you gotta’ be on top of. . .”know it” or “blow it”. Read this quick ditty about Handlemen shutting down it’s music distribution wing.
One of my fellow bloggers over at the newly-launched UrbanMusicBiz.com did a link roundup of his own this week that includes a news capsule of noteworthy urban music happenings. Let’s support this new blog as it guns out of the hatch this week!
And finally, a somewhat lighthearted look at the music business with a cool-ass re-make video of Outkast’s “Hey Ya!”, and a look at the silly-money numbers from Motley Crue’s sales on Xbox. Check out David Usher’s cool story on his very own Cloudid.
Have a brilliant weekend, enjoy it if you’re already in it, and hope you had a great time if you’re already out of it! Cheers, Doc
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