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Here’s your weekly music & entertainment industry wrap-up, handcrafted to give it that perfect Music Biz 101 flavor. You can always click HERE to sign up for our weekly newsletter, the official newsletter of the William Paterson University Music Management and Popular Music Studies programs.  We guarantee the best information this side of ignorance. Wait – Is that an insult?  If so, who’s being insulted?  While we figure this one out, go ahead and read below.

Your Weekly Music/Entertainment Industry
Social Media Wrap-Up

Special Note:  There won’t be a weekly newsletter next Sunday.  Your professor
going to Cape May, New Jersey to buy a cape.  He’ll be back the following week.
That okay with you?

Must Read(s) Of The Week:

Can You Quit Your Day Job To Go Out And Tour?  

This is a thoughtful post about the trade-offs one needs to consider before quitting or keeping that job that
may pay more than two months of shows. This is Part III of a series.  Be sure to click on
Part I and Part II as

While you’re reading, how about streaming WPSC: Brave New Radio HERE.

Pic of the Week #1:

For current WP students.  Thanks to Jasmine Henry for the pic.

Must Read of the Week #2:

What Actually Happens When Your Song Is Placed In A TV Show?

The short answer?  Nothing bad.  Read this article to learn more about the value of synch fees,
both short and long-term.

Pic of the Week #2:

Ever been to New Paltz, NY?  Great town for music.  Go.

Pic of the Week #3:

Our podcast interview with Steve Walter, co-owner of NYC’s The Cutting Room venue, is awaiting
your attention.  Click on the pic or headline, or go over to your Stitcher Radio mobile app and download
this bad boy.

You’ll hear all about how to get booked for the venue, the hidden costs of running the place, and what
a cover charge actually covers.  Click!!


Keep up with pics of what’s going on around WPU and its Music Biz department (covering all things music)
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More Stuff To Check Out:

YouTube Is The #1 Streaming Platform – And Getting Bigger

With all the talk about Apple Music and Spotify, we seem to forget about who our daddy really is.  Click and reacquaint yourself with this info.

Declines In Downloads Devastate Sales Of Classic Hits In America

Because everybody’s streaming.  Interesting how catalog is hurt more than today’s hits. Click and think.

Yet Physical Sales Are Up At Independent Retail

Why is this?  It can’t all be the vinyl resurgence, right?  Did Record Store Day make this happen?  You read and let us know what you think.

Is Apple’s Beats 1 Radio A Hit?

If it is, terrestrial radio should be a wee bit worried.  We posted THIS ARTICLE in last week’s wrap up, written by the publisher of Radio Ink magazine.  Read that too. Remember, radio still drives the hits.  Don’t blow this off because of “summer.”

Electric Daisy Carnival And Its Ridiculous Numbers

Thanks to Ticketmaster’s Tom Hefter for the link!  Click to take a look at this interesting infographic.

Facebook In Talks With Major Labels About Streaming Service

Look out YouTube?

SESAC Buys The Harry Fox Agency

Publishing revenues are going down because of streaming and its relatively lighter payouts.  This is a way for HFA to survive.  There will be more consolidation over the next year or two.  This is the start.

Bookmark This!! (Other Stuff To Click On & Read)

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Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well Estimated To Bring in $55 Million

13 Music Industry Lies And The Truths Behind Them
(Thanks, Tom Hefter!)

12 Questions To Ask Before Posting On Social Media

SoundScan’s 2015 Half-Year Report

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Until next week (or our next class),

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