Posts Tagged ‘indie

04
May
09

Poor Warner…Don’t Blame Piracy, Blame Yourselves…

Have you been to the Warner Music Group YouTube page lately?

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02
May
09

Updates – W/E – 5-2-09

13
Jul
08

Street Sales in Hip-Hop… I Love This!

See, to me, this is what it’s all about!  This is the ultimate Do It Yourself grind!!!  My crew and I have sold thousands of CDs just like the rappers in this NY Times story about street CD sales. And I can tell you, I got a much better feeling selling my music on the streets than I ever did working any bullshit day job.

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20
Mar
08

More Good News for Indies

More numbers are coming in all the time, and it’s looking better and better for the indie labels, and worse and worse for the majors.

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13
Mar
08

You Tube #1 is Not #1 on the Music Charts

Never let it be said that I won’t present opinions that are in opposition to my own views. Shayan Italia, who is an indie artist that acheived 190,000 plays for his video in the first 24 hours of its placement online and also raised a ton of money from independent investors (but has yet to achieve a high volume of CD sales), is compared to Duffy, an artist that moved 180,000 CDs in its first week through her major label deal with Universal Music Group.

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13
Feb
08

Is Touring Necessary in 2008?

My man Justin Boland, also known as Wombaticus Rex, recently posted a multi-part series on the relevance of performing live in today’s music market. He includes his 5 Core ingredients for success without touring:

1. Great Music
2. Easily Accessable
3. Prolific Output
4. Evangelist Fans
5. Low Overhead

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