Social Media

Sinead O’Connor Declares Music Dead After Kim Kardashian Appears On Rolling Stone Cover

Outspoken Irish musician Sinead O’Connor declared that music has officially died after seeing Kim Kardashian on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Sinead O’Connor wrote on her Facebook page: “What is this c*** doing on the cover of Rolling Stone? Music has officially died. Who knew it would be Rolling…

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Flipagram Raises $70 Million, Announces Major Label, Music Publisher Deals

Overwhelmed by the many social media channels you should be following and participating on? Your anxiety level just increased thanks to a new kid on the block that’s attracting users in the tens of millions and just got $70 million to expand. ___________________________________ Flipagram, an photo, video and music sharing…

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The Changing Face Of Music Collaboration

While the landscape of recorded music is littered with countless famous instances of collaboration between artists it seems that, despite the connectivity of the modern world, many of the creative players in the music industry today are choosing to go solo. Here we look at why that might be, and…

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How to Improve Your Organic Reach on Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facebook is constantly changing how it chooses what its users see in their feeds. Those changes often happen behind the scenes, without warning and with unintended consequences. How to keep Facebook a useful marketing channel is always in flux. This new infographic from Kissmetrics offers the best and latest Facebook…

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Talking Turntable: How Not To Launch A Music Tech Startup

Launched in 2011, Turntable.fm represented a new way of listening to music socially online. Although it initially gained a great deal of traction among users, Turntable could not sustain its growth and was forced to shutdown. This discussion with founder Billy Chasen sheds some light on exactly what went wrong….

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Foo Fighters Invite Fan On Stage To Play Drums

If you read this blog regularly, you know that we’re big believers in fan engagement; and let’s face it, when it’s done on a grand and public scale, it a has a multiplier effect. Obviously, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters agree. ______________________________ The Foo Fighters made one fan’s birthday…

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Is The Music Industry Sleepwalking Into Disaster?

[UPDATED] While the popularity of streaming has been increasing, revenue from downloads has been declining, and as more companies like Apple and Spotify focus on a playlist model of distribution, traditional albums, and the music industry as a whole, could be in trouble. _______________________________________ Guest post by Darren Hemmings, Founder…

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Top 5 Most Irritating And Ineffective Ways Bands Promote Their Music

For many artists, utilizing web technology and social media to promote their music is often a tricky process and one which, if done incorrectly, can alienate fans rather than draw them in. This article outlines some dos and (more importantly) don’ts regarding effective music promotion. ____________________________________________ Guest Post by Jhoni…

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Turn Views Into Sales With Youtube Cards

Youtube cards, if used correctly, can be a smart and efficient way to alert viewers to associated videos, websites, and even merchandise without coming off as obnoxious and pushy. _________________________________________________ Guest Post from Fiona Z on Fionzwieb.com This past week, I took on a project for a client who was…

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Beginners Guide To Twitter Hashtags

More than most strategies, hashtags are a simple and effective way to boost engagement on Twitter (and Instagram, but that’s another post). But hashtags can also be a bit confusing. This infographic shares the why, what and how of hashtags on Twitter. _________________________ Related articles 4 Social Media Mistakes Your…

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