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Can the Music of U2 Save Myspace?

In case you haven’t noticed (or simply don’t care), Myspace has been losing ground to other social networking sites, especially Facebook. Several years ago, the thing that really pushed Myspace into the major leagues was that it was a great place for bands to show themselves off.  A couple of...

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Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Your Local Music Club

The big news in the music industry these days is the upcoming merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster.  Seems they want to merge and control about 80% of the live music industry.  Those 2 companies control most of the major acts, many of the big venues, and the ticket distribution. ...

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Written Any Songs Lately? You Are Going To Be Sued!

Songwriter?  Then, get ready!  You are about to be sued. Did you notice my mention of the company Auditude in the post about Myspace a few days ago?  They index songs sort of like Google indexes web pages.  They grab them off websites, examine them, and then look to see...

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Is Muzak Singing Its Swan Song?

Who would have thought that Muzak would ever file for bankruptcy protection! What a cruel world we live in. According to Bloomberg.com,  the company we love to hate, the company that takes songs we all know and makes them sound alike, the company that pumps music into stores, elevators and...

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5 Current Trends in Music

To get your career moving, you have to be aware of the trends in music. We don’t mean what type of music is selling or what type of clothes you should wear. We’re talking about trends in the music marketplace. This will help you decide the best way to market...

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