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Facebook fading: where will musicians migrate now?

Time to look towards what’s next – away from Facebook. [This article was written by Greta Gothard of The Gothard Sisters. It originally appeared on the band’s website and is addressed to their fans. I thought it’d be valuable to repost here as Greta does a great job summarizing the frustrations many independent musicians feel regarding Facebook. She […]

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Based on Your Relationship Statuses, Facebook Can Now Determine When You’ll Break Up

I’m an internet maniac with a case of the Facebook fever (especially even more after just seeing The Social Network).  So, naturally, this story grabbed my attention. If you think about it, based on how much more plugged in Facebook is than any other social medium, it really is probably the world’s best shot at figuring out when most people jump ship. And, so, the world—or, rather, David McCandless—used it to do just that. The journalist and graphic designer, who specializes in showcasing data in visual ways, scraped 10,000 status updates for the words “break up” or “broken up” to … Continue reading Based on Your Relationship Statuses, Facebook Can Now Determine When You’ll Break Up

The Business of Music – And Your Role In It [ Episode Two: The Social Breakdown ]

In this episode we target just a bit further on the topic of creating your internet presence.  This time elaborating on the interactions for business purposes with the social websites.   I like to talk about 4 category points in which I define and breakdown based on avenues.  The 4 points explained are: (1) Video Broadcasting sites – your visual avenue; (2) Facebook – your business and professional avenue; (3) MySpace – your party avenue;  and (4) Twitter – your update and damage control avenue. Each point serves a different purpose when promoting and marketing your band’s website. At the end … Continue reading The Business of Music – And Your Role In It [ Episode Two: The Social Breakdown ]

The Business of Music – And Your Role In It [Episode One: Creating Your Internet Presence]

Many times a band, or rap group, or individual performer get to thinking that because they have a myspace or facebook page, or because they sit and tweet their daily acitivities, that they are set as far as internet presence is concerned.  Acutally, this isn’t too far from the truth, but it isn’t the truth.  The social websites are simply just for that, socializing. If you have have space through the social sites, then what you are on is borrowed space.  You have no control over the direction in which that sites goes.  Therefore, that is not your home.  It … Continue reading The Business of Music – And Your Role In It [Episode One: Creating Your Internet Presence]

Today’s Business of Music… & Your Role In It

By Kato No longer can the lack of radio support or obtaining a record deal be the scapegoat for a band or individual artist’s not being able to gain national attention.  The playing field from what it used to be 10, and definitely 20 years ago is now basically on even level.  Sure, there are many who have more of the advantages, but due to the leveling of the playing field, the same things can be achieved by anyone, with a little more grinding… and a lot more paying attention and making use of the advantages you now have playing … Continue reading Today’s Business of Music… & Your Role In It