Here’s What’s Happened Over The Last Week
Your Must-Read of the Week:
Music’s Top 40 Money Makers: The Rich List
Can you guess who the top money-making artist/group was over the past 12 months? How many in the Top 40 can you get right before looking? Note how this is a list based upon U.S. revenue only. Then see if you can figure out what the biggest slice of revenue was for each artist. Scroll down to read the Methodology, which was actually more interesting than the list itself. Thanks to Dominick Michele for the heads-up.
Your Weekly Music/Entertainment Industry Social Media Wrap-Up (March 24)
Other Stuff You Should Check Out…
The Youngest Technorati
If you’re 18 or older, then you’re already behind schedule with the rest of your life, according to this NY Times article about high school kids (and younger) creating apps and making money. Read, absorb, and see how you can apply these character traits to your own circumstances.
A New Model For Music: Big Bands, Big Brands
The headline you want to click on above is a bit misleading: This model isn’t new. Bands aren’t “selling out” anymore because nobody’s buying, and the bands have known this for the past decade. Read this, though, to understand the conflict when a Lady Gaga plays a corporate show promoted via social media and then criticizes those using social media at the show. Read and form your own opinion. Then share with us.
Video: The History of Recorded Music In 90 Seconds
This will be 90 seconds well spent. Watch this clever way of showing us how we got from player pianos to mp3s. Very cool.
Now That’s What I Call Pop! Must-See Bands & Musicians
The first-ever Now That’s What I Call Pop! event takes place tomorrow (Monday) night at 7:30 in Shea room 103. Click on the link above and HERE to see who’s playing. Then head over and watch them live. It’s FREE, you’ll probably hear something you like, and Netflix will still be there when you get home. When you’re there, tweet your pics and reactions with the hashtag #WillyPop.
Music Biz 101 & More Radio Show – Post -Spring Break Edition!
Tune in or stream us live HERE on Wednesday at 8pm. Tweet us: @MusicBiz101wp or call in at 973-720-2738. Our special guest is George Dassinger, who knows everything anyone needs to know about PR and music media. We want your questions because we know you have them. So don’t delay! Tweet us now!
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)
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