Posts Tagged ‘last.fm’

Last.fm Launches Four HD Radio Stations: Just a few hours ago, Last.fm Discovers launched in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. The social music experiment has gone to another level. [Mashable]

How much is a fan worth?: How much should an artist be willing to sacrifice (or spend) today to acquire fans? And how many fans are needed to be able to make a living as a musician? These aren’t easy questions to answer, but I want to try anyway. Or at least start. [Music Think Tank]

Australian Indies Rally Against MySpace: The dispute is part of one that has been going on globally since the launch of MySpace Music in the U.S. Led by trade group Merlin, some indie labels have chosen to boycott the service until they get a deal closer to the one negotiated by the majors which include a combined 40% equity stake. [HypeBot]

Copyright Infringement Insurance Policies for Songwriters: There’s a reason why most who are just entering the industry don’t know about this insurance option: it has always been unaffordable for the majority of songwriters. Until now…  [Artist House Music]

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  • Filesharing crackdown divides UK music industry: The row has pitted big names such as Billy Bragg and Annie Lennox against record labels and the Musicians’ Union ahead of an approaching government deadline for comments in its illegal filesharing consultation. [Guardian]
  • Marketing Campaigns that Spread Themselves: You know these people. They go to every social media conference. They write books on the subject and speak and get interviewed constantly about it. They network CONSTANTLY and rant about companies that don’t “get it”. [Michelle’s Blog]
  • A look at music licensing and copyright clearance: You need to get permission from the holders of every piece of the copyright or copyrights you are using. All of this gets very complicated when you’re dealing with remixes, hip-hop, older material, obscure material or material that is controlled by many different parties. [NonAlignment Pact]

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