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Video: Social Music where Facebook welcomes Spotify – Is this the break the music industry has been waiting for?

Today, Facebook has added some music subscription weight to its offerings in welcoming Spotify as a player in it’s stable of new media apps. Are we looking the biggest historic shift in music distribution, since Apple’s iTunes paved the way that Napster could quite achieve? Is this the ‘Social Solution’ that the music industry desperately needs? … Continue reading

2011 Grammys Heralds the Future of Music, the Social Media Powered Independent Musician

Are the independent artists, producers and labels showing the big labels the way of the future? If the 2011 Grammy results are any indication, the answer is an emphatic yes. I was absolutely astounded, and excited at the same time, that the best album was won by an artist I (Nor anyone I know) had … Continue reading

Turning Music Into Food: An Interview with Mike Turner

After recently mastering a new EP for 20 Amp Soundchild, I spoke with producer, Mike Turner. He’s a great performer turned producer with the behind-the-scene insights on the music world today. Enjoy! AC: Can you tell me about Pocket Studios today? MT: I developed Pocket Studios as a great place for bands to work where we … Continue reading

The Secret to Success in the New Music Business?

Adrian Carr is a 4 times Grammy Nominated mastering engineer, and resident mastering advisor and contributor at the Music Producers Forum. He shares some precious words of wisdom for us all, making a career in this new music business.     As a mastering engineer I’ve seen many people hit hard by the restructuring in our industry … Continue reading

Getting to Know Steve Jobs at D8 2010

For us as people who have a vested interest in the commercial future of the music industry, Steve Jobs is a man we need to get to get to know. Love him or hate him, (and many of us love to hate him) just about all of us have found Apple technology has worked its … Continue reading

Reflecting on Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser

At a tradeshow a few years back, I was talking to an audio distributor about a pair of telephone headsets that they represented. I asked a question if a particular feature was on their roadmap, and whilst I don’t recall the exact question, I clearly recall the answer. “Professor Sennheiser does not believe that the … Continue reading

Music in the 2010′s, not Doom but Groove

A recent CNET article kind of got me thinking, not about what the article said, but what it left out. The article by Steve Guttenberg sings of the Doom and Gloom under the title “Will recorded music survive the 2010′s?”. In my opinion had this topic been more thoroughly research, all indications point to recorded … Continue reading

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