Your Weekly Music/Entertainment Industry Social Media Wrap-Up
The BIG Contest
Remember our BIG Music Biz 101 & More Theme Song Contest? Guess what? We’ll announce the BIG winner this Wednesday night during the show. Tune in or stream starting at 8:00. Details on how to listen are below.
Who’s a-gonna win? Ooh, aren’t you all tense and nervous now?
Must Long-Read of the Week:
Hollywood And Vine
The entertainment industry seeks a future in viral video. Take half an hour and read through this to get a glimpse into where the eyes of many of you have already landed, YouTube. There’s a lot here to digest. Start eatin’.
Must Long-Read of the Week Part Two:
Aliens In The Valley: The History Of Reddit, The Internet’s Front Page
Reddit is an entertainment, social networking service & news website where registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links. Lots of artists, managers, actors, etc. use it as a way to connect directly with fans and their communities. How did it get its start? What were the mistakes it made along the way? What can we learn? This is very good and worth your 32 minutes. Throw on your spectacles and start readin’.
Big Announcement of the Week:
This week’s Music Biz 101 & More Radio Show Guest
Our big & awesome guest on this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show (the only FREE advice music business talk show in the United States) is percussionist, entrepreneur, and personnel manager of the NJ Symphony Orchestra, Jim Neglia.
Jim has written a memoir called Onward & Upward that covers how to deal with:
- Getting robbed overseas
- Tax oppressors (Hello, New Jersey!)
- Multiple gigs on the same day in different states
…and more. This will be an awesome interview all about time-management, personal organization, and tuning your timpani to a perfect fifth. Listen and then meet your pals from high school. It’ll be over by nine.
Tune your radio dials to 88.7 FM at 8pm this WEDNESDAY night to find out. Or…
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Coming in 2015: Instagram & Vine Music Biz Tips O’ The Week!!
Pic of the Week:
WP students showed off their stuff this week during a cool midday recital. Scan this pic and look at the variety of instruments that shook the house.
Pic of the Week Dos:
The WP Pop Vocal Ensemble performed two cool arrangements of two cool tunes. Know ’em?
Pic of the Week, Tres:
It’s all about that bass.
To always keep up with pics of what’s going on around WPU and its Music Biz department (covering all things music), follow our Instagram Page HERE or Music Biz 101 Facebook page HERE.
More Stuff To Check Out:
Why The World is Moving to Diplo’s Beat
Do you know who Diplo is? I’ll admit, I had no idea until I read this. He’s a very, very busy DJ/Creator/Writer/Entrepreneur. Read this and get inspired about how much you can accomplish each day if you focus.
Sony/ATV Chairman Blasts Payouts From Internet Radio
It’s not just the recording artists who are complaining about how much (or how little) they’re earning from streaming radio or services like Spotify. It’s the publishers/songwriters too. Check this out to see what you can expect to earn if you get a hit song on Pandora.
What the Sony Hack Reveals About Hollywood and Technology
In last week’s newsletter, we wrote about how Sony Pictures had been hacked, possibly by North Korea. In the article above, we see how the Hollywood business appears to be years behind the music biz, which has Napster and a decade+ of mistakes, lawsuits, and lessons-learned notched on its belt. Is there help for these guys? Or will Iran hack DreamWorks next time they make an animated spoof about that country’s nuclear plan?
Slipknot Guitarist Says The Band Has Never Made “a penny” From Record Sales
Here’s probably a great example of where a writer gets it right and asks all the proper questions. This may also be a great example of an artist who doesn’t fully know what he’s talking about. Beware these people. They’re usually the loudest. Thanks to Jenni Sarikas for the link!
How A Comic Book Writer Helped Ghostface Killah Create His New Album
Looking for something different? Read this. If you’re into music and graphic novels, you’ll probably take something away from this.
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Technology Has Officially Killed Baseball’s Winter Meetings
Messaging Firm Line Partners With Two Labels To Launch A Streaming Music Business (Thanks for the link, Doc Marcone!)
Shazam’s App Update Emphasizes Music Discovery
Former A&M/Octone Execs Launch Hybrid Company
Grocery Store Clerks & “Jingle Bells” – Fun To Watch (Thanks, Dr. CFC!)
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