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AOL Music Gets HuffPo’ed

AOL Music lost half its editorial staff going from 11 to 6 full-timers. This is meaningful, as AOL Music has been the largest content-oriented music network online for years now. (They lose in traffic to app-oriented brands like Pandora and social networks.) Apparently they’ve also been told they still must comply with The AOL Way […]

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The Realities of Making a Living with Music in 2011

John McCrea, lead singer of the band Cake, stirred up a reaction when he told NPR’s Melissa Block that he is skeptical about the future of music as a vocation. “I see music as a really great hobby for most people in five or 10 years,” he remarked. Keep in mind this was part of […]

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SEO Band Names: How To Choose A Band Name So You Will Be Found Online

Make it easy for your fans to find you online. Choosing a band or artist name that is search engine optimized (also known as SEO) can help your career down the road. Yes, many bands have managed to achieve success in spite of unsearchable band names (the band Girls come to mind), but why not […]

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Katy Perry’s Twitter Tirade About Product Placement: An Executive Weighs In

Even though product placement has become standard in music videos, Katy Perry recently felt the need to take to Twitter to defend it. After a Perry tweet last week that some in the media interpreted as criticism of product placement in Britney Spears’ new video for “Hold It Against Me,” Perry posted a five-part message […]

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Myspace Sale Begins

News Corp has kicked off the process to explore the sale or spin-off of its troubled social entertainment site, Myspace, a person familiar with the talks said on Thursday. The media conglomerate has received early interest from around 20 parties so far and expects to receive more inquiries as the process develops in coming weeks. […]

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