Posts Tagged ‘top spin’

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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  • Music Industry Wants Royalties from iTunes 30 Second Samples: This entire industry seems to be run by people who don’t just not understand the internet, but are aggressive about not understanding the internet. They have their old way of doing business and the old way the world works, and they’ll be damned if any new fangled thing like a complete upheaval in the way people acquire and listen to music is going to change that. [TechPoint]
  • Dear Lily Allen: An open letter to Lily Allen in song format, regarding her recent campaign against filesharing and her decision to quit music.[YouTube]
  • What I Learned From a Music Industry Startup: We can talk until we’re blue in the face about how artists should be using facebook, myspace, last.fm, immem or what-have-you to connect with fans (which is all true), but if the music sucks, none of that is going to matter. [Justin Travis]
  • MPAA Opposes Download Royalties for Songwriters: The Digital Media Association (DiMA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and other industry organizations are opposing ASCAP’s claim for public performance royalties for digital downloads of sound recordings for their composer, publisher and songwriters members. [Music Industry Report]
  • The Liberating Effect of MP3 Blogs: Nick Hornby used to find record shops scarily intimidating (remember High Fidelity?), but the advent of MP3 blogs has liberated music fans everywhere. Writing exclusively for OMM, the author reveals why… [Guardian]

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