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Your Weekly Music/Entertainment Industry Social Media Wrap-Up

Exciting Announcement of the Week:

Want to hear some great new music?  Want to discover some great unsigned talent? Click on the pic and find out the details of this cool event taking place Monday night.

Must Read of the Week:

Why Does Nintendo Want This Superfan’s Money?

If you want to get a good understanding of how YouTube works, how people like you make money from it, and what the terms of copyright and fair use are in relation to it all, you must read this, which is the best article I’ve seen about what’s happening in this world.  So click, for heaven’s sake!

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

Must Read of the Week II

Biggest Failures, Best Advice From 14 Successful Entrepreneurs

This is another excellent read.  Ever heard of Mark Cuban?  Chicken Soup For The Soul?  Gary Vaynerchuk?  If not, now you have.

Failure might turn out to be one of your greatest accomplishments – as long as you learn from it. Take 5 minutes and figure out how to overcome the bad days.

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It):


Viacom Agrees To Pay $7.2 Million To End Internship Lawsuit

Promotions Intern – The Aquarian Weekly Magazine

New Music Seminar Volunteer/Internship

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Internship Opportunity

I’ve posted this the last two weeks to make sure you saw it.  Here’s your last chance to take advantage of some great opportunities!

If you’re a college student, you should click on each of these links.  You’ll understand what’s going on in the internship world (some of them pay, if you didn’t know).

The NJSO Opportunity is especially ripe; they reached out to us to let students know.

The Aquarian opportunity is cool if you’re into the Indie Rock scene.

And we’ve had students over the past few years volunteer for June’s New Music Seminar in NYC.

Pic of the Week #1:

Who dat?  Why, it’s Doc Marcone on the far left and Professor Philp on the far-out right.  They spoke on Friday at the Cape May Singer-Songwriterconference.

Who did they see there?  Why, it was Amanda Zook on the inner left and Lauren Marsh (you can guess her by process of elimination), two WP 2014 grads rocking out at the conference.

You should go next year.

Must Read of the Week III:

Watch Out Harry Fox – Loudr Is Coming For You

Have you ever tried to license a cover song that you wanted to sell?  No? Have you wondered how you go about it?  Or even wondered what’s legal and what isn’t?

Click on the pic or title of this blurb and you’ll get a very good explanation of how to do it and from whom.

It’s a bit tricky, so read this more than once.  It’s important, so don’t blow this off to post another picture of your cat on Instagram.

Pic of the Week #2:

Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment GM, Lee Anne Callahan-Longo, spoke at last Tuesday’s Music Management Series session.  Our awesome social media intern Bianca Russo live-Tweeted the event.

Coming up on April 7th – Atlantic Records COO Julie Greenwald.

Ask us for details!!


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More Stuff To Check Out:

A Fight At The Opera

You think it’s hard to get people to see you play.  What if you ran a multi-million dollar operation that needed to fill 3,800 seats each night. in the most expensive city in America, and featured music that was 100 years old and sung in languages other than English?

We wrote about failures above.  Read this to understand the challenges of opera and Classical music.  What can you learn from this that you can apply to your own careers?

Meanwhile, in a lesson about what happens when you’re interviewed for print, you’ll see HERE that the Metropolitan Opera is upset with some inaccuracies in the article.  Click and take a look.

How Beats by Dr. Dre Became Worth Lots of Money

The headline to this article is different from what you see above.  But that doesn’t matter.  What matters is that Beats found a niche and exploited it. Read this to see how.  And then think about how you can do the same thing. (Thanks to ACM Records and Al Cohen for the link!)

Trent Reznor Is Apparently Leading The Redesign Of Beats Music For Apple

Want an update on what’s going on at the new Beats Music service?  Click & read.  Keep up with this because the future of the music business might just be rolled into the success, or failure, of this revamped service (that already failed once).

Video Service Vessel Launches To The Public

Would you pay $2.99 per month for exclusive access, for 3 days, to new videos?  That’s the main reason Vessel exists.  Will it work?  Just like with the revised Beats service, people are trying to turn what has been free into something that costs consumers.

The question is: Are the offerings enough to make somebody pay?

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

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Managers For Justin Timberlake & The Wanted Give Career Advice To Former One Direction Member Zayn Malik

Madison Square Garden To Split Into Two Companies

Fender Announces ‘Accelerator Tour,’ Pays For Emerging Bands’ Gear & Travel

2-Time Grammy Winner Harry Weinger Talks Catalog, Motown, & Producing

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