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MusicBizWeekly Podcast #2

Posted by dockane On April - 16 - 2009

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This week myself, Berklee student, Justin Travis and Heather McDonald your About.com Musicians guide tackle music for free, a bit of Trent Reznor, hobby-musicians vs. career-musicians, and getting the most out of your a career in music, and the new Universal Music video channel.

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Here are a few of the issues we covered in this week’s MusicBizWeekly podcast.

iTunes tiered pricing
QTrax relaunching
Universal Music and YouTube laucnhing a music video site
Jeff Price from Tunecore’s iTunes promotion tricks

Cheers!
Doc

Our MusicBizWeekly Podcasts debuts!

Posted by dockane On April - 10 - 2009

Go-getter, and future music industry super-star Justin Travis, a student at Berklee, About.com Musician’s Guide, Heather McDonald, and myself have put together a weekly podcast about what’s happening in the music business, entitled Music Biz Weekly. It’ll be an ongoing dialog about various events happening in the music business. . .that we hope will serve to not only keep you posted on what’s going on so when you’re being interviewed for your internship, or first gig as a recording engineer, promotions person or brand ambassador, you’ll know what you’re talking about!

Listen to the podcast here:

http://ow.ly/2wIg

Getting ready for a re-design and need your input!

Posted by dockane On February - 28 - 2009

Hi everyone, I know it’s been a wee bit quiet around here, but we’re in the middle of processing a re-design for the site and since we’re going to be doing a number of things differently on the site, I wanted to hold off on rolling out the new content. We have a number of exciting things planned. . some interviews on deck, and a lot of interesting stories about people who have made it in the music business. We’re working on stories related to recording engineering (which we see a lot of interest in) as well as stories focusing on women who have kicked some royal butt in the music business as well. I’ve noticed there are a lot of female readers on the site (go girls!), so we’re going to be tailoring a bit to each of you as the year progresses.



A little off topic today, but I wanted to share a few links with everyone regarding the important election we’re facing this year. As most of my reading audience is in college or getting ready to go to university, I thought these few links might help courtesy of Lifehacker. They’re all non-partisan and should serve to help you if you’re undecided, or think you might be leaning a certain way, but aren’t sure as to why, or even if you’re correct. I particularly liked Select Smart’s “Compare the Candidates” link.

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Frequent readers might have caught on that I really dig Tim Ferriss’ ideas on productivity, and what he refers to as “lifestyle design”. In fact, he’s even got a running spot on my blogroll. His book, “The 4-Hour Workweek”, has been on the bestseller list forever and it has been published in 39 different languages at last count. It is a must-read if you’re serious about achieving your dreams.

So what does Kid Rock think about illegal downloads?

Posted by dockane On July - 23 - 2008

Here is the link to YouTube. Damn these folks that aren’t allowing embeds! Argggh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUgB0hNf0bs

I couldn’t agree more.
Thanks for the forward, Mike!!

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Last week I was having lunch with a college-aged friend of mine, and while our meandering conversation took many turns over the course of an hour, a big part of it centered on music. If you know me, you’ll know that this is a common diversion, and it’s easy to make the leap to music as I find it is a great icebreaker in any conversation. Generally speaking, even if people have nothing to talk about, they enjoy talking about music.

The Friday Music Industry Link Roundup

Posted by dockane On July - 11 - 2008

Music Industry Link RoundupSince the Internet is rather timeless, I’m not entirely big on making my link roundup one that only features news from last week. After all, there is a lot of stuff that is “old” and still “new” to you and me, so it’s still worth covering in my book.

So, think of my round up, if you will, as a “news worth reading” section as opposed to just what’s happening in the blogosphere this week. After all, I don’t even really watch the news, and I’m not in possession of enough time or desire to surf all day long either.

You bet your Casey-Kasem, Rick-Dees lovin’ asses it is.

Without a doubt, radio is still is among one of the more powerful mediums for introducing the majority of people throughout the world (don’t forget media exists outside the US, folks), to new music, news about musicians and bands on tours, and general entertainment industry revelry. Its almost always free, and accessible just about everywhere humans tend to populate.

(Heck, even my phone, a Sony Ericsson, is a phone/walkman. So, I can get radio on my cell phone, and I didn’t have to pay a friggin’ dime more for the privilege, unlike other carriers who offer a fancy download plan that, in my opinion, just serves to add yet another monthly bill to your cash outlay.)

The Death of the Music Industry? Nonsense

Posted by dockane On May - 27 - 2008

So the music industry is dead, eh? Well, I guess this you’d better pack up your bags then and become a plumber. I hear there’s good money in it and all. Heck even my own family thought picking up a trade wouldn’t be a bad idea. . .and having been a wood framer and house repairer for a number of years in high school, I could probably make the transition quite well. But still. . .

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