Tonight – Musicians Get Better at The Internet

It’s a first Tonight is the first “Yorkshire Musicians’ Social Media Surgery”,and I’m rather looking forward to it. I’ve already blogged a bit about what its’ all about over here, but we have a little more information about tonight’s goings on. There’ll be a bit of food and drink for us all, which’ll be nice. […]

Independence for Bands 101 – Pt. 3 – BandCamp

So there’s Myspace. We’ve all heard of Myspace and that it’s a must for bands. Well, while I believe MySpace will become more important in 2010, it’s certainly not the behemoth it was 5 years ago, and it’s certainly one of the more user-baffling in terms of use. I’m on a bit of a quest […]

Independence for Bands: 101 Pt. 2

Music Business Income Goes Up – Music Business Costs Go Down So, in Independence for Bands: 101 Pt. 1, I discussed reasons why record deals from big music aren’t the way to go, and some of the negative connotations associated with the old record business behemoths. However, I truly believe that things have never been […]

Independence for Bands: 101 Pt. 1

“Want a record contract?” No, not really. The good old rock ‘n’ roll myth of the perfect record deal is dead. 9 out of 10 (major label) albums cost more to produce than they make. Of all acts signed in 2007, 70% didn’t have their album released. The point at which an artist has many […]

The Declarations of Independents

This post originally featured here on the fantastic Refe Tuma‘s great website Creative Deconstruction. The case for independence: One of the questions I like to ask  when I meet people through music is: “How many artists do you know personally who have a record deal that they’re happy with?” The answer is almost exclusively “None“, […]

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