iTunes sales are down. Juno sales are down. Music sales are down as a whole. Instead of playing the blame game with pirates, this post looks at voids in distribution and promotion strategies, that are more often than not, filled by pirate activity.
Quite recently, a collective of online pirates issued a manifesto that outlines what copyright holders need to do in order to stop piracy. Some reasonable conditions appeared on the manifesto… Reasonable or not, should copyrights holders negotiate with pirates? Digital pirates potentially wear two hats, that of customer and competitor, this means that they should be carefully observed.
More than half of 2011’s Grammy nominations went to independent labels and acts. Social networking is growing more than ever. What inspiration can indies gain from the 2011 Grammy awards?
Damon Albarn’s revelation that the Gorillaz’ newest album The Fall was made using iPad apps made us study the top studio apps. Believe Digital presents our list of our favourite 5 apps for on-the-go music producers and creators.
Believe Digital announces its new agreement with YouTube which helps producer to claim, monetize and market their content on YouTube without extra work
Omp3 has created a site that allows anyone to start an online music sharing service or store. Powered by Grooveshark, Omp3 allows users to monetize the software by setting up advertising and affiliate tie-ins. Omp3 believes that their service will help combat piracy by allowing a high number of websites to create their own music … Read More
We’ve spotted good use of our Email Grabber and decided to share it with you. Seen below, Debonton has designed a white label Email Grabber, which fits perfectly to their website, offering a free download in exchange for email addresses. Additionally, they have communicated with Facebook, blogs, and all their networks to announce this operation. … Read More
We’ve been making changes to the BelieveBackstage to help you optimise your connections. First, we’ve tweaked the contact exporter, giving you the ability to export contacts in two different ways: As an entire database. Filtered by pre-selected categories. Exported contacts will be added to an Excel file which contains all the information that corresponds to … Read More