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Neil Gaiman on what free content-sharing did for him

January 20, 2012

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In this recent interview, best-selling author Neil Gaiman explains why sharing copyrighted material online helps rather than hurts. Gaiman discovered that sales of his own books grew faster in countries where people had free access to pirated material. The reason? Most people first learn about their favorite authors by reading books borrowed from friends. The Internet […]

Kelli Richards, Author – Guest on Juneau & Xena’s Radio Show

November 26, 2011

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Kelli Richards author “Taking the Crowds to the Clouds” Interview  Log in to our show   Wednesday, November 30 2011 10:00 to 11:00 pm Eastern Time Call in (917) 932-1825 or Skype  Of particular interest to artists and those who promote them.  Kelli Richards is a true trailblazer in the digital music and media arenas with more than […]

Bob Lefsetz ruminates on Mick Jagger’s new release

October 16, 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 […]

Win a free webinar with digital music visionary Kelli Richards

September 18, 2011

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One of the true visionaries of the digital music industry, Kelli Richards, is offering subscribers to The Fanatic a free registration to Kelli’s exclusive webinar featuring her eBook “Taking the Crowd to the Cloud – Social Media for the Music Industry.” The webinar is this Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 1pm PST / 4pm EST. Kelli recommends reading her book […]

Daily fanatic – Sound advice from John Mayer

July 13, 2011

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From the Berklee School of Music’s community blog comes this great write-up about John Mayer’s recent seminar to students of the famed music school. Mayer (one of Berklee’s noted alumni) devoted a full three hours to a thoughtful discussion about pursuing a career in music. He treated the packed audience to songs from his new […]

Daily fanatic – House concerts

July 4, 2011

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Happy 4th of July!  We’re excited about hosting a house concert later this month for guitarist Monte Pittman, whom we featured last week. We reached out to his fan network to raise $2,000 for his Kickstarter campaign and won a private concert for around 50 fans who contributed. It turns out that there’s a market […]

Daily fanatic – Connect with fans to stop illegal downloading

June 29, 2011

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Dedicated fans are a musician’s most precious asset. They generate buzz, creating that surge of demand when the new album comes out or tickets go on sale. They swarm social media to spread your good news and squash nasty rumors. They will ransom their pets to afford the merch. And yes, they do steal music, […]