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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|

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|

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|

Apple Employees and the Trevor Project: “It Gets Better”

In addition to being rated as the top gay-friendly brand in tech, Apple was an early supporter of domestic partnership benefits.  From a 1994 post: Our position was to make our benefits equitable,” says Bill Keegan, spokesperson for Apple Computer Inc., which made same-sex domestic partner benefits available to its 12,500 employees worldwide last year. [...]

By | October 11th, 2011|Gig Bag|

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|

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|

Zoe Keating: Avant Cellist (A Visibly Smart Film)

Intel produced a short film on Zoe Keating, where she describes building a world with music. Well, maybe describes isn't the right word, because as she says: "You can't actually describe it with words because...that's why it's music."  Anyway, here's what she has to say about it: A couple of weeks before I left to [...]

By | March 27th, 2011|Gig Bag, Tech|