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Study: Internet radio gains traction with motorists

Study: Internet radio gains traction with motorists
Automakers are rushing to add Internet radio apps such as Pandora, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Aha to their infotainment systems. Although Internet radio trails its more establis… http://1000realfans.com/blog/study-internet-radio-gains-traction-motorists/

Berklee Online Event: Music Industry Entrepreneurship with Peter Gotcher and Roger Brown

Musicians warned: Stream or die, MP3 declared dead
Berklee hosted what can only be considered as Part 1 of an online discussion about the state of the music industry yesterday. The topic drew a lot of attention and the guest s… http://1000realfans.com/blog/berklee-online-event-music-industry-entrepreneurship-peter-gotcher-and-roger-brown/

Why YouTube is More Important Than Anything Else in Your Music Career

Why YouTube is More Important Than Anything Else in Your Music Career
By Chris Robley AUGUST 2, 2013 YouTube: the new radio, the new MTV, the new record store, the new music magazine, the new everything Let’s state the obvious: the world ha… http://1000realfans.com/blog/why-youtube-more-important-anything-else-your-music-career/

CD Baby Partners with Shazam, the World’s Most Popular Music Discovery Mobile App

CD Baby Partners with Shazam, the World’s Most Popular Music Discovery Mobile App
How to get your music on Shazam Exciting news: CD Baby is the first independent music aggregator to partner with Shazam— and, more importantly, music by CD Baby artist… http://1000realfans.com/blog/cd-baby-partners-shazam-worlds-most-popular-music-discovery-mobile-app/

Why Signing Up with ASCAP or BMI is Not Enough

Why Signing Up with ASCAP or BMI is Not Enough
If you’re an independent songwriter, composer, or lyricist, there are more opportunities than ever to earn significant income frommusic publishing. Sadly though, many artis… http://1000realfans.com/blog/why-signing-ascap-or-bmi-not-enough/

No Rules In This Game!

Check Out What Derek Sivers has to say about Game Rules!
No rules in this game 2013-05-20 Everyone thinks you have to move to the big music cities. But Mihkel Raud in Estonia sold thousands of albums, 100% independent, without le… http://1000realfans.com/blog/no-rules-i/

Will Twitter be music to users' (and the music industry's) ears?

Will Twitter be music to users' (and the music industry's) ears?
Will Twitter be music to users' (and the music industry's) ears? After testing out a new music discovery service with celebrities such as Ryan Seacrest, Blake Shelton… http://1000realfans.com/blog/will-twitter-be-music-users-and-music-industrys-ears/

Spotify is Growing — But Why Isn’t It Growing Faster?

Spotify is Growing — But Why Isn’t It Growing Faster?
David Paul Morris / Bloomberg via Getty Images Spotify has frequently been hailed at as the savior of the moribund music industry. Sooner or later, the pundits ar… http://1000realfans.com/blog/spotify-is-growing-but-why-isnt-it-growing-faster/

Co-Founders Jeff Price and Peter Wells Gone from Tunecore

Co-Founders Jeff Price and Peter Wells Gone from Tunecore
One of New York City’s most prominent music business disruptors has suddenly had his own career disrupted: Jeff Price, Tunecore’s CEO/President, announced th… http://1000realfans.com/blog/co-founders-jeff-price-and-peter-wells-gone-from-tunecore/

Spotify, Pandora Spur Digital Music Sales Past CDs

Spotify, Pandora Spur Digital Music Sales Past CDs
The CD’s reign as the music industry’s biggest U.S. revenue source will end this year, eclipsed by downloads and newer streaming services such as Spotify Ltd. andPando… http://1000realfans.com/blog/spotify-pandora-spur-digital-music-sales-past-cds/

Rihanna Tops U.K. Weekly Album Charts With Weakest Sales Figure on Record

Rihanna Tops U.K. Weekly Album Charts With Weakest Sales Figure on Record
    The singer returned to the number one spot with her 2011 release "Talk Talk Talk" with combined CD and digital sales of less than 10,000 units. LOND… http://1000realfans.com/blog/rihanna-tops-u.k.-weekly-album-charts-with-weakest-sales-figure-on-record/

The Long Pitch: What Artists Can Learn From Consultative Selling

The Long Pitch: What Artists Can Learn From Consultative Selling
As a creative business, the music industry is not one to regularly take cues from the traditional business world. It’s rare that we see MBAs succeed in (or even enter… http://1000realfans.com/blog/the-long-pitch-what-artists-can-learn-from-consultative-selling/

Digital Notes: A Metal Label Makes Amends With Spotify

Digital Notes: A Metal Label Makes Amends With Spotify
When Spotify came to the United States last year, not everyone in the music business was pleased with its economics. But slowly there has been a détente. From the begi… http://1000realfans.com/blog/digital-notes-a-metal-label-makes-amends-with-spotify/

You say you want a revolution? Music industry in turmoil — again

The Beatles called for revolution in 1968 — and yet again, the music business appears set for one. Rocked by pirated MP3s, leveled by Silicon Valley’s version of corporate rock (iTunes), and then rankled by copyright wars that ultimately led to a welte…
The Beatles called for revolution in 1968 — and yet again, the music business appears set for one. Rocked by pirated MP3s, leveled by Silicon Valley’s version of co… http://1000realfans.com/blog/you-say-you-want-revolution-music-industry-turmoil-again/

Industry Attorney: Major Labels Rarely Pass Through Spotify Earnings

The major labels are paid huge advances or guarantees for Spotify's use of their artists' music. But do their artists get any of that money? Here to address that issue is music industry attorney Steve Gordon, who brings specific contract language and term…
The major labels are paid huge advances or guarantees for Spotify's use of their artists' music. But do their artists get any of that money? Here to address that issue is music … http://1000realfans.com/blog/industry-attorney-major-labels-rarely-pass-through-spotify-earnings/