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iTunes Festival 2012: 30 nights of free music

Now Available on Apple TV It may not be the biggest music festival in the world, but it's probably the longest and most accessible.  From September 1 - 30, 2012, you can catch the iTunes Music Festival on your computer, iOS device -- and for the first time this year -- through an Apple TV [...]

By | September 3rd, 2012|Gig Bag, iThing|

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|

MOG for iPad: best streaming music app for the new iPad?

MOG released their first iPad app today, and it's a good one. Purpose-built for the iPad and the new Retina display, it features smooth scrolling, intuitive navigation and controls, and dazzling full-screen album art.  Combine all this with Wi-Fi and AirPlay streaming at 320 kbps, and it's easy to see why Josh Constine at TechCrunch [...]

By | March 27th, 2012|iThing, Tech|

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|

MMT: Top Eleven Things from 2011

The year of Apple, artists, and unanswered questions As we reflect on 2011 through the lens of MMT statistics, it's not surprising to see that Apple dominated the year from multiple angles.  Apple's iCloud service was the subject of this year's most popular post, and 6 of the top 11 stories had ties to Apple [...]

By | December 31st, 2011|Gig Bag|

Are Subscription Music Services a Sustainable Business Model?

Or, how will musicians pay the rent in the 21st century? There was some spirited discussion around new business models and artist payments from online services at the Future of Music Policy Summit last week.  We will take a closer look at these issues in an upcoming article.  First, this analysis from Frank Woodworth of [...]

By | October 10th, 2011|music industry, Tech|

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|