(Congrats to Pop Music grad Lauren Marsh, who placed her song “Dear Love” on last week’s episode of NCIS: New Orleans!) 
(The tour bus of the indie band Traveling Broke And Out Of Gas, seen at last week’s Millennium Conference in Harrisburg.)

We learned this week that TIDAL may or may not be up for sale, Live Nation had a very nice 2015, The 1975 are “windowing” their new album and keeping it off Spotify for two weeks (a trend is developing), and it’s not easy to date a musician.

Listen Wednesday as your Music Biz 101 & More radio show interviews Mike Easterlin, president of both Fueled By Ramen and Roadrunner Records (thanks to Atlantic’s Paul Sinclair for his help with this one!).  It’ll be very cool.

Also, note that other great guests are on the way soon, from legendary concert promoter John Scher to legendary artist manager Doc McGee to two-time Grammy Award winning WP grad Rob Fusari.

Below, we focus on the Dr. Luke/Sony/Kesha battle and try not to take sides.  We also see how you can improve your presence on Soundcloud, and, at the very bottom, look into how you can use Facebook and Snapchat better.

Finally, look at this image below:

It’s from the above article about dating a musician.  The writer describes how much is last album cost him.  What do you think of his budgeting?

All this and more, so scroll down and click on what interests you the most.


Music Biz 2016 Nashville

Shouldn’t Kesha’s Fans Advocate For Sony Freeing Dr. Luke Instead?
Briefly – Kesha is accusing producer/songwriter Dr. Luke of sexual assault.  She is signed to his production company, which is owned by Sony.  Kesha insists Sony should release her from her contract.  They say no.  Look at the image below to see how the companies surrounding this case are inter-related.

Why won’t Sony release Kesha?  Click on the top pic or headline for an interesting discussion.  HERE is a longer read about what Sony may be thinking.

You can also look HERE to read everything you need to know about this case on Rolling Stone.com.

Finally, music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz has THIS to say about the whole affair.

Click & read.

6 Ways To Build An Engaged Audience On Soundcloud
Many DIY artists use Soundcloud as the way to get their music out to the masses.  Are you getting the number of streams you want?  Click & read for some tips that can help.

Van Duyne, Bruno & Co.

WP’s Steve Marcone To Be Inducted Into Syracuse Music Hall Of Fame
The co-host of the always awesome Music Biz 101 & More radio show, Steve Marcone, is not only a doctor and head of the William Paterson University Music Management program, he’s also the trumpet player for Jam Factory, which will head into the Syracuse Music Hall of Fame this week. Click, read, and congratulate our friend.

14 Ways Musicians Can Make Money From Live Shows
The title is misleading.  It’s not 14 ways to make money from one live show.  It’s 14 ways you can make money from playing live.  Anyway, there may be one or four in here that you didn’t know, or don’t do.  Open your mind.  Then click & read.

Christine Vay Wealth Management

From Bankruptcy To Booming Business: How ‘The Dog Whisperer’ Rebuilt His Life
Here’s a video for you to watch.  This famous entertainer had it all but lost it all because his team screwed him.  What’d he do?  Got a better lawyer.  A business manager.  He rebuilt his team.  Click, watch & learn.

Mike Easterly Music Biz 101 & More

This is a ZERO CASH event (it’s free)!  Come to William Paterson at 5pm on Wednesday and listen to Mike Easterlin talk music.  Then listen to him on Music Biz 101 & More at 8pm.

Daymon John: Secrets From A Master Brand Builder
Here are a series of interviews, pretty in-depth, with Fubu founder (and Shark Tank star) Daymon John.  There’s some great stuff here for music biz folks. Click.

Mike Easterlin Music Biz 101 & More

Music Biz 101 & More This Week: Fueled By Ramen & Roadrunner Records President Mike Easterlin
Great guests are coming over the next few months to your Music Biz 101 & More radio show, including:

  • 3/2 – Mike Easterly – President, Fueled By Ramen and Roadrunner Records
  • 3/9 – Doc McGhee – Legendary Artist Manager; President, McGhee Entertainment
  • 4/6 – John Scher – Legendary Concert Promoter
  • 4/13 – Summer of Love (Glen Burtnik, Tony Pallagrossi, Rich Russo)
  • 4/20 – Rob Fusari – 2x Grammy Winner

And more that we can’t announce just yet.  Tune in at 8 PM each Wednesday for some great, FREE music biz talk.

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