What do you get when you combine a leading online music distributor with a provider of music metadata and a company that was a pioneer in the concept of identifying songs online? You get what one of the executives involved says “brings music discovery to an entirely new level.”Continue Reading
By Amy Rollinson
Sonic Youth is a band that has had some pretty bad luck over the years when it comes to having their musical equipment stolen. While touring in 1999, the band had their entire van of musical equipment stolen. With the help of fans, they were able to recover only a couple of guitars.
For guitarists who don’t want to lose a second of inspiration, the SixString app is available for download. A big feature of the iPhone app is the ability for guitarists to record audio and video on-the-fly and post it.Continue Reading
A Facebook page can be a very important promotional tool for musicians. Despite Facebook’s endless promotional opportunities, musicians find it hard to keep their page up to date. There is not anything worse than going on a band’s Facebook page to find out the latest updates and there hasn’t been a post in four months. Thanks to advancements in Facebook technology, there is a new app to make even those with the busiest schedules able to keep their fans up to date.Continue Reading
Every night thousands of bands get on stage and play in front of fans in venues across the country. Every day bands are booking gigs trying to get their name out there with everyone else. Well, how do you know when your favorite bands are in town? How do you keep up with who’s playing where and when? The way you used to find out when your favorite bands were playing is by signing up for newsletters, going on to your local venue's crappy website, or collecting show flyers that you were given the last time you we out.Continue Reading
Over the last decade music sales have seen a gradual migration from brick and mortar establishments to internet distribution. This has provided musicians with simple and inexpensive opportunities to promote and sell their music, without the necessity of a record company or distributor—increasing control over the distribution of their music, and presenting avenues previously inaccessible to independent artists.Continue Reading