Facebook is one of the best social networks for artists and bands, but execution is everything in order to take full advantage of it. Here are the 10 best practices for artists and bands to increase your engagement. 1. Reach out to other artists. Ask a ...

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10 Facebook Best Practices For Artists And Bands

Facebook Best PracticesFacebook is one of the best social networks for artists and bands, but execution is everything in order to take full advantage of it. Here are the 10 best practices for artists and bands to increase your engagement.

1. Reach out to other artists. Ask a band whom you’re tight with to post your new music video/track/album art to their wall with a link back to your Facebook Page, and then return the favor. This is one of the best ways to use the network to expand your audience.

2. Take your fans...

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IFPI Numbers Show How The Music Industry Is Getting Healthy Again

IFPI music industry healthyThe annual IFPI revue of the music business confirms what all the other studies have shown – that music is truly on the comeback trail. After years of doom and gloom, the industry has seen its first double-digit rise in revenues in nearly 20 years, all thanks to streaming. The skeptics said it would never happen, but the numbers don’t lie, as a billion dollar increase in income shows that the format replacement cycle has finally has finally taken hold.

The IFPI found that there...

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Audio Builders Workshop Founder Owen Curtin On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Owen CurtinThe DIY ethic is running deep in the audio and recording business once again as a variety of manufacturers now provide kits to build everything from preamps to compressors to microphones to ???.

It’s a great way to not only learn how your gear ticks, but also get some great sounding gear at a very reasonable price as well.

Engineer and educator Owen Curtin has been on top of this trend, creating the successful Audio Builders Workshops that happen every 3 months or so in Boston.

Owen is...

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Neil Young Tries It Again With New Hi-Res Streaming Service

Neil Young XstreamTo say that Neil Young’s Pono download service and dedicated audio player was a failure is an understatement. The service was very late to be introduced, and by the time it became available, downloads had been swept aside by streaming. Young also underestimated the consumer market’s attraction to high-resolution, especially when the prices are much higher than what’s commonly available. As a result, the project was essentially stillborn.

You have to give it to old Neil though,...

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 4/21/17

Music Industry News Roundup Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on April 21st, 2017. Spotify was much in the news this week, but there were a lot of other significant news stories as well. Let’s get into it.

Is the end of the free streaming tier near? It might be coming soon, especially if the music industry has its way.

Now indie labels can window releases too. Universal Music got its way with holding back star releases for the paid tier only, but the indie association Merlin...

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