LINC partnered with 35 arts service organizations across the U.S. to administer the survey to 5,380 artists between July 20 and August 17, 2009. I found most of the results to be suprisingly familiar to the ones I’ve heard piece meal from my clients last year, however this is the first time I had seen such a complete report from a cross section of people like you – struggling artists clammoring for ways to survive and become more profitable in 2010.
Earlier in the year I ran into one of the lead audio principals over at Rock Band Network, Caleb Epps. We talked for a little while at the CMJ Artist Lounge and have kept in touch over email since October. If you aren’t already aware, Harmonix, the creators of Rock Band are fervently working to […]
As 2009 draws to a close it seems only natural to reflect on the events of the year and provide insight into arguments from both sides of the fence. The fall of the music industry has been happening for over ten years, however this year has seen an influx in the amount of musicians, and […]
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately digging through digital crates looking for new and exciting artists to feature. Here is a group from Denmark that was introduced to me by a fellow blogger today. Everything about them is interesting to me, from their name to the imagery and soulful melodies. Let me know […]
As an early regifted Christmas present from MTT contributor and new media scholar, Derek Sivers, I present this blog on general topic of time management. Instead of scloding you with a boring presentation about balancing work and life, I’ll pay forward a free technique that we can all use immediatley.
Myspace pages should never double as your band’s website. There are too many low cost options available today for you to NOT take advantage of a fully customizable blog . Although Myspace pages are still neccesary to some degree, blog formatted website are key in keeping your fans updated with fresh content everytime they CHOOSE to visit.
It used to be that record lables would operate in a very simple, organized fashion. As long as you were working these specific areas simultaneously, talented recording artists were guarenteed a certain amount of success. Keep in mind that the old industry machine braggeed about a 1:10 ratio. Out of every ten artist, one would […]