TAD is a brand new App for iOS that helps every DIY or Indie musician (or harassed label manager!) create high quality professional digital artwork in minutes. The app is currently free to download and is like having an experienced designer help you put together cover art as you’re led through the process. You start from scratch … Read More
The FIRST annual electronic music conference in the UK run by the industry for the industry will be held on the 11th and 12th of April 2014 at the Brighton Dome and various venues across the town. Already attracting some of electronic music’s most influential companies and thought leaders. With a strong focus on business and … Read More
The Featured Artist’s Coalition and Music Manager’s Forum launched a new awards ceremony, the Artist and Manager Awards, exclusively to celebrate UK artist and artist management success in music over the past 12 months. The newly launched awards ceremony, the A&Ms, was a sell-out success, which took place in Camden on 13 September, 2011. Nick … Read More
After a fair bit of encouragement [read heckling] from some pals, I booked Friday off and headed down to Global Gathering in Stratford-on-Avon last weekend… As far as ideas go, it was aces and squares! Global kicked ass for many reasons: 1. Good music 2. Camping is fun 3. Costumes 4. The atmosphere was awesome … Read More
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?