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Nine Inch Nails Pioneer and Tunecore founder Trent Reznor espouses his philosophy on what musicians need to do to make it in the modern music industry[...]

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Negativland's Mark Hosler on Copyright & Creative Commons

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Metropolis Records’ Dave Heckman speaks on whose got it right - artists or musicians?

From Art Design Cafe:  With humble beginnings, Metropolis Records grew out of a Philadelphia USA record store called ’Digital Underground’ in 1994 and has developed a strong reputation over the years as a leader in the music genres of electro-industrial, synthpop, future pop, darkwave, and gothic music.

In interview, R.J. Preece—a self-confessed Front Line Assembly addict, a band which is represented by Metropolis—interviews the entrepreneur behind the music label. (While typing the interview up... FLA’s Unleashed on Artificial Soldier plays in the background...)

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Also check out their interview with Cabaret Voltaire's Stephen Mallinder who we'll be interviewing for his opinions on the current state of the music industry in an upcoming article.

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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Aspects Of The New Music Reality

Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book: 5 Aspects Of The New Music Reality: "During lunch with a friend today, he passed some scenarios by me for breaking a new act. One of the things he said seems to be what's now seems to be accepted industry knowledge, although I believe the logic is faulty.

"We're going to do vinyl and digital downloads but skip the CD. They're done." After discussing for a while what he was going to charge for the items, I told him my feelings on the matter.

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Interesting July Music Stats

Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book: Interesting July Music Stats:

"Digital music information and strategy company Music Alley puts together an interesting monthly report called NumberCrunch that includes somthat includes some interesting statistics culled from information sources like NPD, Forrester and Neilsen/Soundscan. Here are a few points that I found interesting (my comments in italics).

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