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Indie Label Association Issues "Serious" Alert For Counterfeit CDs For Sale Via Amazon

A2IM, the U.S. indie music trade group, has issued a rare and unusually strong warning to be on the lookout for look alike counterfeit CDs for sale on Amazon. ________________________________________ The Association of Independent Music has issued a warning regarding a "serious counterfeit operation selling large numbers of CDs" using…

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Smokin’! Amoeba Gets License To Sell Weed Alongside Music

In what looks to be an ideal marketing pairing, Berkeley CA based record store Amoeba Music will soon be complimenting its traditional musical offerings with marijuana, hopefully helping to keep another brick and mortar record store’s doors open. _____________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 In what seems…

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Down Under, Streaming Is Up, Downloads Are Down

In an extension of a music industry consumer trend seen in the United States, it seems our neighbors to the south are embracing the streaming age, as Australians increasingly eschew CDs and downloads in exchange for streaming. _____________________________ Guest post by Glenn Peoples of Pandora OK, not a big surprise…

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5 Methods For Avoiding Costly Band Merch Mistakes

Merch can be one of the best ways for a touring band to bring in some additional cash, but get it wrong and you can easily be saddled with an expense load of unsellable junk. Here we look at five useful guidelines for ensuring you get your merch right. _____________________________…

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5 Methods For Avoiding Costly Band Merch Mistakes

Merch can be one of the best ways for a touring band to bring in some additional cash, but get it wrong and you can easily be saddled with an expense load of unsellable junk. Here we look at five useful guidelines for ensuring you get your merch right. _____________________________…

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New Drone Service Delivers On Demand Vinyl. Just Kidding! Sort Of

In this op-ed, CMO Taishi Fukuyama of the company Qrates discusses how is organization is working to capitalize on the recent vinyl boom, and working to push the boundaries of the medium and implications it might have for the future of the music industry. _______________________________ Guest post by Taishi Fukuyama…

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Streaming Hits Important Mile Marker In 2016

While streaming’s growth has certainly been noticeable in 2016, the full extent is greater than many previously thought. Indeed, recent stats show that purchase revenue barely surpased non-purchase revenue, putting streaming in a dead heat with retail and downloads. ______________________________ By Glenn Peoples of Pandora Two new reports, one for…

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10 Tips To Make Your Album Release A Success

While some artists may think that once and album is finished, they kick back and relax, they should actually be taking steps to build fan interest, increasing the likelihood of the album actually selling. ____________________________ Guest Post by Chris Robley on The DIY Musician Many musicians look at the mastering…

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Why Indie Artists Should Invest In Vinyl

Though making it as an indie artist can certainly be a struggle, merchandise still provides an excellent source of revenue. Here Michael Moore makes a case for why independent artists should take steps to invest in stocking their merch table with vinyl. __________________________ Guest Post by Michael Moore on Tunecore…

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Most Expensive Vinyl Record Ever Sold

How much is the most expensive vinyl ever sold worth? A recent test pressing of The Beatles White Album sold for a record setting amount of cash, providing some insight into how high stakes the world of record collecting can become. _____________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0…

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