Twitter -vs- Facebook - What's a better site for musicians? Hot Topics in the Industry Twitter -vs- Facebook - What's a better site for musicians? Twitter -vs- Facebook - What’s a better site for musicians? As a social media manager who represents numerous band and solo artists, I spent a countless amount of time working and playing on Facebook, Twitter, and the many other social media platforms which exist in the online landscape. Over the years, I have gained a unique insight into the various platforms out there in the context of music marketing. So which one is the best for artists trying to promote their music? In this article I will focus on comparing the two most popular and well known social media site, Facebook and Twitter. Let me share with you some of the reasons I have found Twitter to be far superior than Facebook when it comes to music marketing. 1. Are you familiar with the Facebook algorithm called Edgerank? What Edgerank does is it assigns a rank to each Facebook action that occurs (updates, comments, likes, shares, etc). 2. 3. Review
Laura Comfort, Singer, Songwriter, Performer TRACK | “Home” by Carron Dawn Wright | Francisca Pereira Reviews... Fairy Glen | Taken by Carron Dawn Wright “Home” is the next grand chapter in Carron Dawn Wright’s musical career. Together with jaw-dropping vocals and the musical mastery of James Noon bringing it all together, the show-stopping track combines the familiarity of West End melodies and the heart-warming lyrics only the Shropshire native we know and love could pen. Ultimately, home is where the heart is, and I believe Wright’s is with all her supporters. Gig at The Pheasantry at Pizza Express | Taken by Sam James www.carrondawnwright.co.uk
Culture : malaise entre élus et professionnels Le Forum, au Blanc-Mesnil (Seine-Saint-Denis), fermé car jugé trop élitiste par la commune ; des programmes critiqués en public par des élus, au Festival de création jeune public de Quimper (Finistère) ; le Festival d’art singulier, à Aubagne (Bouches-du-Rhône) annulé en 2014 par les organisateurs parce que deux artistes y ont été refusés par la ville ; une fresque exposée au Musée de la Faïence, à Moustiers-Sainte-Marie (Alpes de Haute-Provence), modifiée à la demande de la municipalité… Au fil des mois, la liste des lieux culturels devenus le théâtre de conflits entre professionnels et élus s’allonge et gagne tous les secteurs culturels, cinémas municipaux et bibliothèques compris. Image véhiculée par les équipements Depuis 2003, d’ailleurs, existe, sous l’égide de la Ligue des droits de l’homme, un Observatoire de la liberté de création. Décisions radicales Musique indienne au Musée Guimet, Jean-Pierre Dalbera Flickr CC BY Tensions budgétaires Elus mal préparés Dialogue défaillant Focus
Songwriters vs Streaming? - M Magazine M magazine: PRS for Music online magazine - PRS for Music Online Magazine Ever since Thom Yorke’s band Atoms for Peace removed their albums from Spotify in 2013, a heated debate has raged over the value of streaming services for songwriters, publishers and the wider music industry. As attention now shifts to the long term viability of the streaming model, we ask PRS for Music’s chief executive Robert Ashcroft for his views on the current state of play. Can you briefly explain PRS for Music’s online licensing stance? We have always taken a positive approach to licensing online music services. We were the first society to license iTunes; the first to license YouTube. How has the market evolved? Over the 10 years since 2003, when we signed our first download licence, we have seen online revenues grow to £61.2m. What new developments are you seeing in streaming? The market can be divided into two. Where do you see opportunities developing for songwriters? If you look at our overall revenues, the performing right has been growing steadily over the years.
Ignited Network | Mentoring Artists Can Artists Still Make Money Selling Music? | Indie Pop Magazine Those of us who have been around for over 40 years know a little bit more about the evolution of the music industry than our younger counterparts. Remember the 45? You know back when the Jackson 5 was a group and Michael Jackson had an afro? You had an A side and a B side. Then there was the LP and the 8 tracks. Fast forward to the 1990’s and everyone is now forced to buy a CD for $16.99 with only 2 good songs that you like. Can artist make money off of this new platform? Some believe streaming services will undercut artist but this is not true either. I remember when it was almost impossible to get a song on the radio for a new local act or an indie artist. Hiram Kirkendall is The Owner of composer and producer with over 3000 tracks created. Buster Digital LLC Article Source:
Blogs With all the turmoil that has hit Mali since singing guitar master Habib Koité's last recording, it is no wonder that his February 25, 2014 release, titled Soô (which translates to Home in English), was recorded in his own home. But the civil strife in Mali was not what drove the musician to do his first home recording. The real reason simply was-just like many other established musicians-because he could. What started as a logistical decision paved the way for the album's theme. For a musician, on the road for long stretches, home becomes a dream, a vision. A place to treasure. "On this album most of the songs are played by new musicians," Koité explains. Habib Koité's Soô has had a complete makeover. "It gives another effect to my sound, something new," says Koité. Singing in Malinke, Bambara, and Dogon, and incorporating styles and rhythms from all over the country, Koité brings together the diversity of ethnicities of Mali on Soô. And sometimes he makes his point without words.