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Do famous people become mentaly ill? AT

Aphex Twin has declared that all famous people are mentally ill. The combination of adulation and insecurity would drive anyone over the edge, he claimed, including himself. “I have hung around with enough famous people to realise they’ve got a serious insecurity problem,” Richard D James told Q magazine. “I think you have to be […]

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Netflix: A Subscription Model the Music Business Should Aspire To

If the record industry wants music subscription services to become mainstream products, it should pay close attention to the factors behind growth at Netflix. In the first quarter of 2011, the online video rental service added 3.6 million subscribers, to finish with 23.6 million. To put it another way, the company’s subscriber numbers increased 69% […]

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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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Why Preparing for Mixing is like Preparing to do Taxes

Now that 2010 has come and gone, you know that you’ll have to start getting your financial stuff together in order to file your tax returns. This may be the most appropriate time to bring up how preparing for mixing is like preparing to do taxes. By equating the process of preparing your tracks for […]

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How To Invest In The Music Business

Until recently it was virtually impossible for the average investor to know how to invest in the part of the music business that was actually making money. Record companies and music publishers were impenetrable. The only way to score in the music business was to invest in a brand new artist from your home town, […]

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