More Music Industry News: PRS For Music Says ‘No ISP Levy,’ Extra NMS Quotes, & Tweet For A Track

"Grow your category" says Gwen Lipsky at NMS. "If you're a Pop Tart, then your category is breakfast foods." If you're an indie band in Williamsburg, then it's beneficial to you to help grow the scene and to "shine the light on others" in that category. Look for mutually beneficial partnerships...think Pop Tarts and milk together.
  • Tweet For A Track has released Facebook support.
  • Record labels should make MP3s free, and freely shareable: The music industry is beginning to wake up to the fact thaimage from  www.jeremyperson.comt charging for a copy of a file is no longer a viable business model. (Guardian)
  • Top Ten Independent Pop Record Companies. (Mookie)
  • Chicago Promoters' Ordinance Kills Independent Music. (LeeJarvis)
  • Mercury Prize: state of the music nation. The nominees for music's biggest prize are announced today. But glittering ceremonies cannot disguise the many problems of the industry. (Independent)
"Email addy of a fan is 8X more valuable to an artist than
a fan on a social network" - Mike of ReverbNation
at NMS 
  • It’s time technology took a leading role in our festivals.  What the Innovation Lab will do for the arts? (herald)
  • Dropcards.com has added ways to incorporate a sweepstakes, contest or game into an artist's download card campaign.
  • Ask the indie professor: What is indie? And how does rainfall make it better? (Guardian)
  • Three Ways The Web Is Changing Our Identities. (Techi)
  • Music Industry Marketing and Millennials. (indiemusictech)
  • Great Seth Godin talk: The new dynamics of book publishing. (SethGodin)
  • Radiohead hits covered on ukelele: Amanda Palmer. (boingboing)
  • Video: Watch Music Ally’s Cloud Models debate in full. (musically)
  • PRS for Music: “We Are Not Calling for ISP Levy.” (ZeroPaid)


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