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|

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|

Future of Music #1: The Sunday Sessions

The Future of Music Coalition is holding their Future of Music Policy Summit in Washington DC, October 3-5, 2010. This series of articles is dedicated to my son Max, and all the other 10-year-olds of the world. MMT is officially declaring October as the Future of Music Month.  There was a full house at the [...]

By | October 3rd, 2010|Gig Bag, music industry|