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Google Docs and deep thoughts on Spotify from Zoë Keating

MMT Featured Artist Zoë Keating updated her Spotify spreadsheet with some deep thoughts today, and not much has changed since we checked in around a year ago.  Despite reports about big increases in Spotify payouts, the average per stream appears stuck at a fraction of a penny. Spotify Accounting: October 2001 - March 2012 Below [...]

By | July 30th, 2012|music industry|

An Evening of New Music: Zoe Keating, Noveller & LESQ

An interview with Jonathan Matis On Saturday, April 14, 2012 Zoe Keating, Noveller, and the Low End String Quartet (LESQ) came together at the CenterStage in Reston, Virginia for an evening of new music. LESQ started the night with compositions from founder Jonathan Matis, and closed their set with premieres of new works commissioned from [...]

By | May 13th, 2012|Alt-Classical, Gig Bag|

SXSW debrief at DC Music Industry Meetup on 3/29/2012

The Metro Music Source & DC Setlist will be hosting a SXSW debrief panel discussion this Thursday, March 29th at The Dunes as part of their monthly music industry meet-up event. Fresh from their return from Austin, Texas, Ryan Holladay of BLUEBRAIN, the Listen Local First team, and promoter Sasha Lord will be sharing their [...]

By | March 26th, 2012|music industry|

Bleu: MMT Featured Artist

SXSW: Showcase > Panel > House Concert - All Bleu, All the Time It's all about the songs. Forget The Voice, American Idol, X Factor.  There are plenty of talented singers out there, but can any of them write a song that will be remembered fifteen minutes from now?  That's where Bleu comes in. A [...]

By | March 13th, 2012|MMT Featured Artists|

BAMM.tv and the future of music

Free HD video production and global distribution for your music If you're making music the world needs to hear, and your best concert footage was captured on a flip-phone, you should check out BAMM.tv. Founded by brothers Chris and Nick Hansen, BAMM.tv works with emerging artists to capture performances in HD video and high-quality audio [...]

By | February 19th, 2012|Gig Bag, music industry|

Neil Young on living in the low-rez world

"We can't control the back end of the donkey." In this clip from the D: Dive Into Media conference, Neil Young begins by saying "My goal is to try to rescue the art form that I've been practicing for the past 50 years." He goes on to talk about  preserving the album format, how piracy is [...]

By | February 1st, 2012|music industry, Tech|

Zoë Keating: MMT Featured Artist

An Alt-Classical Artist for the 21st Century We first featured Zoë Keating as a Free Friday pick in 2010.  Last year she received more mentions in MMT than any other artist -- largely due to a guest post she wrote for us: "Zoe Keating on Spotify, Apple and Independents (and lettuce)." In addition to being [...]

By | January 8th, 2012|MMT Featured Artists, music industry, Tech|

Music 2.0: Battle of the Business Models (part 3)

What's the Best Business Model for the Music Industry? Put simply, a business model is the plan for generating revenue and profits.  For musicians, that means being able to put food on the table and pay the rent.  As Jill Sobule put it, success in the music business "means not having to work a straight [...]

By | December 17th, 2011|music industry|