Here’s What’s Happened Over The Last Week
Pic of the Week:
Who’s this? It’s Steve Leeds (left), WPU music biz faculty member and VP of Talent & Industry Affairs at SiriusXM, Kenny Laguna, writer/producer/manager, Joan “I Love Rock & Roll”Jett, Dr. “Red Shoes” Marcone, and Professor “Hey, I’m the tallest one here!” Philp. This was taken at the last installment of this year’s Music Management Seminar. Were you there? For a full recap in tweets, click HERE.
Pic of the Week #2:
Taken from Music Mgt. MBA student Mel Passler’s Twitter feed, here she is with Joan Jett. Pretty cool, huh?
Do you have a pic you took with Joan Jett? Send it to us so we can share on our website, MusicBiz101wp.com.
Your Must-Read of the Week:
6 Secrets To Crowdfunding Campaigns
Wondering if you can pull an Amanda Palmer or Veronica Mars and raise millions through crowdfunding? Have no idea about how it all works? Check out this link, which is both article and video. There are tips to run a great crowdfunding campaign and info to help you decide whether or not you can succeed. This is good for you. Read. Absorb. Succeed. Then scroll down for more.
Your Must-Listen of the Week (And Every Week):
The Music Biz 101 & More Radio Show Podcast!
Podcast #2 is up! Just click HERE. This is the one with Dr. E. Michael Harrington, where we talked about copyright infringement, stealing songs, and myths of copyright. If you keep saying, “I was working” or “My grandma had lice” or “I had lice,” you can now listen to Music Biz 101 & More while shampooing. To hear Episode #1, click HERE. How awesome is this?
Your Weekly Music/Entertainment Industry Social Media Wrap-Up (April 7)
Other Stuff You Should Check Out…
WWE Network Is Loud Introduction to the Streaming Ring
The WWE can be made fun of for its storylines and audience, but the organization is on the cutting edge of streaming entertainment. What can the music biz learn from these guys? Click and tell us your thoughts.
Twitter Partners With Billboard To Create Real-Time Music Chart
Big thanks to Dominick Michele for breaking this story first. Apparently, the more you tweet about Pitbull & Ke$ha, the higher on this custom chart their song will rise. I beg of you – stop tweeting about Pitbull & Ke$ha and tweet about Barry Manilow. Let’s get “Copacabana” back to #1!
After Heavy Threats, SoundCloud Agrees To Label Licensing Talks…
Many of you know SoundCloud and use it frequently to post your own music or listen to new music from acts signed to major labels. Remember the Digital Millennium Copyright Act? Here’s a real life example of how SoundCloud got around the DMCA and how the labels are, um, upset. A good 2-minute read.
8 Steps To Launching A Successful Business In College
If you think you can rattle 4 of these off without reading, move on to the next thing. If you can’t think of even 1 step, click, read, and ask yourself this: “Do I even know what they’re talking about?” If your answer is mostly No, then take an entrepreneurship course and start thinking harder. Because if you don’t, somebody else will.
William Paterson University Music Stuff
Music Biz 101 & More Radio Show – This Wednesday @ 8pm
Tune in or stream us live HERE on Wednesday at 8pm. Tweet us: @MusicBiz101wp or call in at 973-720-2738. This week’s show will be our first with live performances! Yeah, we added that exclamation mark! We’ll have Dr. Dave Demsey wailing on his solo sax and the Pop Music Vocal Ensemble singing two tunes – all in support of the April 26th Collage! show. Our topic: How to market & promote an event with a budget of ZERO.
You know what this is? It’s not just a concert, it’s an event. Lame? It’s not just a concert, it’s an AWESOME event full of high-octane energy that is bound to rattle your soul to its very core! Better, huh? Click HERE for more info. Chances are good that, if you’re not playing in it, you have a good chum who is. Support the show and support the WPU Music Scholarship fund. Did you click HERE?
Percussive Arts Society (PAS) – This one is paid!
Shastra Music – This is for/with faculty member Payton MacDonald. This would be a mix of grunt and social media work for a music festival. Contact me or Dr. MacDonald directly: MacDonaldP@wpunj.edu
Bookmark This!! (Other Stuff To Click On & Read If You Like What’s Above)
7 Reasons Why No One’s Coming To Your Shows (#1, of course, doesn’t apply to you, right?)
The 13 Most Insidious, Pervasive Lies of the Modern Music Industry…
Does Teaching Kids To Get Gritty Help Them To Get Ahead?
Did Stephen Colbert Bow By Deleting @ColbertReport?
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