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It’s Dave F*cking Grohl

March 19, 2013

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This is one of the best things you’ll hear this year, Dave Grohl’s keynote from SXSW. If music is your religion, Grohl is one of its prophets. The legendary Nirvana drummer, musical polymath founder of Foo Fighters, reminds us “the musician comes first.” You can stream the soundtrack album from Grohl’s new documentary film Sound […]

Fans Speak – Fanny “Beside Myself”

August 6, 2012

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Okay, we just recently learned about this powerful all-woman band, the first to release an album on a major label back in the male-dominated rock world of the 1970s. You never heard of them either? They deserve far wider recognition. Here’s what David Bowie said about Fanny in Rolling Stone (29 December 1999): One of the […]

Rethink Music Case Study – Portugal. The Man

April 24, 2012

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Portugal. The Man prides itself as the second most famous product to come out of Wasilla, Alaska. The story of the psychedelic rock band’s saga – years of  living out of a van while honing their music in gig after gig, their triumphant Bonnaroo debut, getting signed by Atlantic Records in 2010 – makes for an […]

2012 Artists in Music Awards – Enter now!!

November 18, 2011

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The countdown to the 2012 Artists in Music Awards* is Underway – UPDATED Deadline for submissions is January 22, 2012 – but don’t delay. Your fans will need as much time as possible to vote for you!! With over a year of planning, the launch of Artists in Music Awards is underway. On Friday, February 10th, […]

CD Baby tops $200 million in commissions to musicians

November 17, 2011

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The Pioneer of the DIY Music Distribution Model Experiences Escalating Growth as Large Labels Continue Revenue Decline PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — CD Baby, the largest distributor of music by independent artists in the world, has now paid over $200 million directly to musicians. At the current rate of well over $40 million in commissions paid to unsigned artists each year, the company expects […]

Giving fans the keys to the car

October 26, 2011

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“The music has to come first. Let the fans have the keys to the car.” – Stu Pflaum Here’s a Rolling Stone article that caught our attention: “The New Economics of the Music Industry.” With the help of a lot of visual aids, the piece looks at how much labels, artists, songwriters and others can expect […]

Bob Lefsetz talks “Coaching”

October 23, 2011

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If you don’t already subscribe to Bob Lefsetz’s email newsletter, you should. He’s prolific, and he doesn’t always hit the mark, but at least a couple of times a week he delivers something worth thinking about, remembering, debating in your head and discussing with friends. A lot of what he says are thoughts that may […]