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Why you should buy your music directly from the artist

A closer look at online earnings (and losses) per platform (originally published September 27, 2011) If there's a lesson to be gleaned from the recent kerfuffle over Spotify and artist payments, it is this: fans of indie music should buy directly from the artist whenever possible. The dust-up started when Uniform Motion posted earnings from [...]

By | October 4th, 2011|music industry, Tech|

Survey says: Musicians have little love for Spotify

After three weeks, the results of our mildly unscientific poll show a distinct split between musicians and music fans. When asked how they feel about Spotify as a listener, fans were twice as likely to profess their love. When asked what they thought about Spotify from the musician's perspective, musicians were more than three times [...]

By | October 1st, 2011|music industry, Tech|

Zoe Keating on Spotify, Apple and Independents (and lettuce)

Zoe Keating is an avant cellist whose work has been previously featured on MMT.  At yesterday's F8 Conference, Spotify Founder & CEO Daniel Ek said that he wanted to "develop a system that fairly compensates artists".  Given the recent controversy over artist payments from Spotify, I thought "artists" was an interesting choice of words.  I [...]

By | September 23rd, 2011|music industry, Tech|

Local Music at Future of Music Policy Summit in DC

If you are a working musician, there are a limited number of scholarships available for the Future of Music Policy Summit.  Local artists (DMV Region) will also have the opportunity to perform at a showcase the night before conference begins. The Future of Music Coalition is hosting the summit at Georgetown University in Washington, DC [...]

By | September 21st, 2011|music industry|

The end of world as we know it: R.E.M. no more

I can't think of another band that maintained its integrity over three decades of playing.  Thanks for everything. A wise man once said-- "the skill in attending a party is knowing when it's time to leave." We built something extraordinary together. We did this thing. And now we're going to walk away from it. I [...]

By | September 21st, 2011|Gig Bag, music industry|

Mega Music Meta-Battle: MOG vs. Spotify Reviews

Spotify's July launch in the US quickly heated up the market for music on demand.  Existing players Rdio and MOG both announced free service tiers last week, where previously they only offered free trials.  And this week, they're all going to the ball with Facebook. MOG, in particular, is on fire.  They introduced a slick [...]

By | September 18th, 2011|music industry, Tech|

Spotify: future of music or final nail in the coffin?

One day in the not-too-distant future, we hope to give everybody instant access to all the music in the world. ~ Spotify   What do YOU think?  Take the quick 3-question survey here. If you live in Europe or read MMT, you have probably been using or hearing about Spotify for a few years.  Spotify [...]

By | September 8th, 2011|music industry, Tech|

Money for nothing, and chicks for free

Do you make money banging on the bongos like a chimpanzee? If so, the Future of Music Coalition has some questions for you. They launched the next phase of their Artist Revenue Streams project today, September 6, 2011, with a detailed online survey for musicians and composers. Project Co-Director Kristin Thomson, who authored The 29 Streams, which documents the many [...]

By | September 6th, 2011|music industry|

Future of Music Policy Summit – 2011

The Future of Music Coalition will be holding the 2011 Future of Music Policy Summit at Georgetown University in Washington, DC from October 3-4, 2011.  The summit brings together musicians, managers, policymakers, media representatives, academics, technologists, industry professionals and more for spirited dialogue about the future of music along with cocktail parties, screenings, live music, and more. [...]

By | August 28th, 2011|music industry|