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Your Weekly Music/Entertainment Industry Social Media Wrap-Up

Must Read/Listen of the Week #1:

The Art of the ‘Clean’ Version 

How does a producer or engineer cut out the cuss?  And how do they do it while keeping the song authentic?  You can read or listen to this fascinating tale of engineer Joel Mullis and the Ying Yang Twins.

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

Must Read of the Week #2:

Why Facebook’s Video View Counts Mean Nothing 

Click to read a very interesting article about the difference between how Facebook and YouTube consider a video as viewed.  The most important thing isn’t the view count, it’s how many see the whole video and then take action.

So when you see things like THIS ARTICLE (thanks, Kyle Gordon) about buying fake views on a service, think twice.

Pics of the Week:

William Paterson University Popular Music Studies major Gina Royale sings an original tune at last week’s Pop Dialogue Day, where students constructively criticize other students and few arguments break out.

WP’s MEO (Music & Entertainment Organization) produced a showcase of new talent this past Wednesday night.  The group also spearheaded a Write A Letter to Soldiers campaign, since the concert was held on Veteran’s Day.

X Factor UK star Janet Devlin (center, with a red mane) and her U.S. distributing label OK! Good Records were last week’s radio show guests.  Great discussion about how she used her TV exposure to become a self-supporting musician. Podcast on 11/27.

When was the last time you were this close to a flute?  Just sayin’.

It’s always fascinating to hear songwriters talk to each other.  That’s what we had on Thursday, when hitmaker Claude Kelly (left) chatted with WP Songwriting professor Martin Briley.  Great stories about collaboration, publishing splits, and more.

The students had a good time too.

This is what it looks like from the other side.

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** Our guests this week are …

Dan Goldberg (above) & Matt Young (below), both big shots within the Consumer Sales & Marketing division of the Warner Music Group.

They’ll talk about a label’s involvement in an artist’s merch strategy, VIP ticketing packages, fan clubs, and more.

Tweet us your Music Biz questions by 7:00 PM on Wednesday: 


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Music Biz 101 & More is the only college radio-based FREE advice music & entertainment biz talk show in all of the Americas.  Hosted by William Paterson University professors Dr. Stephen Marcone and David Philp, the show airs live most Wednesdays at 8PM EST on WPSC: Brave New Radio.

More Stuff To Check Out:

Call of Duty Just Made 10x What Jay Z Paid for Tidal

Last week, we told you about Activision Blizzard purchasing Candy Crush. They had another good week.  Call of Duty Black Ops III just sold $550 million worth of games in its first three days.  That’s the biggest launch of the year when compared to books, movies, and music.

Meanwhile, Jay Z paid $54 million for Tidal.  When comparing video games to music, which industry would you say was bigger?

The Taxes One Direction Pays As A Band/Corporation

One Direction isn’t just a group.  It’s a corporation.  And corporations pay taxes.  Click on the pic or headline to get a sense of their 2014 earnings and the taxes they paid.  Apparently, they paid more in taxes than Facebook.
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Music Biz 2016 Tickets on Sale Now! 

Think about going to the music industry’s main convention of the year, Music Biz 2016.  In fact, William Paterson University’s Music Biz program will attend.  Buy tickets now and let’s hook up? We’ll interview folks for the radio show/podcast and bring a whole class of eager students.  Hit reply and ask for details!

More Stuff To Check Out Part II:


Instagram’s New Boomerang App And What You Can Do With It

Instagram released a new app last week that makes 1-second GIFs.  For the creative mind, this could be pretty cool.  Click for details.

In The Stream of Internet Radio, Music Stations Hold Their Own

Very interesting article from the NY Times about how certain terrestrial radio stations and formats across the country are actually thriving.  Read this and stream some of these stations to expand your musical palatte.

A Digital Team Is Helping Obama Find His Voice Online

It doesn’t matter if you like or hate President Obama.  Read this as if he were a rock or hip hop star. Apply what these folks are doing to what you can do for yourself or your artists.  It’s pretty cool.

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Facebook and Pinterest Take Big Data to Another Level

Facebook News Feed 101: How It Works And What To Expect

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