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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Equipment • Crossing The Border • Guide To Buying Drums

This week on MusicThinkTank, we covered the challenge of coming to the US as a Canadian or Mexican band, what to keep in mind when purchasing drums, how to find time for music when you have a day job, and more. Robert Lanterman | Canadian/Mexican Bands Coming To The US:...Read More

Announcement Of Latin Grammy Nominees Delayed Indefinitely By Natural Disasters

The Latin Recording Academy has postponed the announcement of nominations for the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards in the aftermath of a deadly and powerful earthquake that affected Mexico this week, as well as the lingering devastation from hurricanes Irma and Harvey. In a statement announcing the delay, Latin Recording...Read More

23 Top Music Organizations Sign Letter On NAFTA Talks Demanding Protections For All Creators

President Trump has forced the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico; and included in that negotiation are important copyright and intellectual property provisions. Recently, major tech groups lobbied U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer as the “new faces of the American content industry.” Not...Read More

Crackdown On Torrent Sites Is Resulting In More Moles To Whack

As the war between copyright holders and those attempting to infringe on said copyright continues to rage on, it seems that even as companies and governments work to shut down torrent sites, new ones simply crop up and take their place. _____________________ Guest post by Timothy Geigner of Techdirt If...Read More

Vivian Campbell Shares Upside Of Music Piracy For Def Leppard

Coming off a long summer of touring, Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell here weighs in on his twenty-five years in the group, what the experience has been like, and what the band has described as an 'upside' to music piracy. _________________________ Guest post by Shivani Patel om the SymphonicBlog It’s...Read More

How to make it in the new music business

Independent musician, actor, blogger, and author Ari Herstand gave a talk at the 2017 DIY Musician Conference about what artists need in order to succeed in the music industry of today and tomorrow. Over the course of an hour, Ari distilled what he’s learned from his own career, as well as the advice of countless …

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6 interesting ways new musicians can make a name for themselves

Being a good musician isn’t an easy thing to achieve. It takes a lot of hard work, practice and patience. Even if you reach the level of a “professional musician,” it doesn’t guarantee you great success. There are countless good musicians out there, but they weren’t able to make a name for themselves. The music market …

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The musician’s Facebook Live toolkit

4 tools to live-stream better musical performances using Facebook Live Because Facebook is so focused on becoming (even more of) a video giant these days, the best way to communicate with your followers on the platform — without spending money — is to “go Live.” At the 2017 DIY Musician Conference, Rick Barker delivered a …

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Last Week In Music Commentary

Music industry commentators this week shared their thoughts and opinions on Spotify's decision that streaming does not equal reproduction/distribution, the Recording Academy's annoyance at the failure of grammy winners to thank radio, and the opportunity for streaming to expand into radio's listening base. Spotify Decides That Streaming Does Not Equal...Read More

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Go Green • Building A Music Venue • 5 Bad Habits

On MusicThinkTank this week, we covered how you can make your band go green, equipment every entrepreneur needs when building a venue, and five bad habits songwriters with home studios need to drop. Daniel Matthews | Top 4 Easy Ways For Your Band To Go Green Rachelle Wilber | 4...Read More