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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Branding, Polishing and Reviewing Your Progress • More

This week we are talking about how to brand yourself in today’ s digital age and going back to our roots by finding new reasons to perfect our piano skills on MusicThinkTank.com. Cherie Nelson | The Musician Online: Branding Yourself Sam Friedman | How To Perfect Your Band’s Social Media…

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Last Week’s Most Read Posts: Apple Music Reviews • Kudos For CD Baby • Networking • More

Apple Music dominated this week’s news. There were good reviews and bad, but all of it is worth knowing about given Apple’s game changing potential. Our friends at CD Baby got an amazing hat tip from Apple; and there was more news… Apple Directs Indie Artists To CD Baby Google…

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VOTE: What do you think Of Apple Music, Beats 1?

Apple launched its streaming music service Apple Music and global online station Beats 1 yesterday. What do you think of it so far? Is it a winner or a dud? Inviting or confusing? Revolutionary or nothing new? Vote in our 2 question poll and share your comments below. What do…

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American Association Of Independent Music Turns 10

It’s a great time to be indie; and its primary U.S. advocate, the American Association Of Independent Music, turns 10 tomorrow. A2IM can take more than a little credit for bringing indies together to force Apple Music to pay royalties during free trials. But over the years, A2IM has done…

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Chicago Adds 9% Tax On Spotify, Netflix

The City of Chicago has imposed a pair of taxes that would impose a sales tax on pay-per-view entertainment delivered over the internet. The law seems aimed at streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify, but could apply other streams and downloads. A new Chicago, IL tax was instituted in…

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FRI. NEWS BRIEF: Problems With Apple Music • Major Soundcloud Upgrade • Facebook Video • More

Friday 7.3.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE

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Basic Legal Advice For Record Producers

[UPDATED] The music business, particularly the pop and urban markets, is more producer driven than ever before. Producers not only help capture the sound in the studio and use the available technology to mold it to be commercially acceptable, but more and more producers are finding and discovering new talent…

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Facebook Starts Paying Video Creators, Is In Talks With Record Labels

Facebook has always left the music business to others, but that may be about to change. With video viewing on Facebook exploding, the online giant announced that it would start paying creators and began secret talks with the record labels. Official word came yesterday that Facebook is adding ads to…

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Spreading Your Music Tech Startup – 2 Free Seminars

We’re excited to see a cluster of music tech startups growing in Chicago. To encourage these pioneers, we’re co-sponsoring "Spreading Your Music Tech Startup" on July 9th at Fort Knox Studios. Other co-sponsors of this free event are CD Baby, music and tech pr firm Rock Paper Scissors and d.i.y….

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What To Send To Your Fan Email List [Dave Kusek]

An email list isn’t worth much if you never use it. In fact, an email list isn’t worth much if you only use it every now and then. It is perhaps the best platform for both developing a relationship with your fans and driving sales, but many artists aren’t using…

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