Articles To Read

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Articles To Read

Post by shane » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:20 pm

As a member of ASCAP, I get an almost daily e-mail called "The Daily Brief." In it, there are links to music articles of interest to songwriters and composers. Most of them pertain to the music business. When I run across ones that are relevant to this class, I will post this links here. Get to reading!

An Inconvenient Truth: Songwriters Guild President Rick Carnes Talks About the Effect of Piracy on American Songwriters
http://music-tech-policy.blogspot.com/2 ... talks.html

By Patrick Ross -- Copyright means that a creator of works is not obligated to hand over his or her work to the masses on their terms. The creator may choose not to distribute it at all (rare for one that might have market appeal) or to distribute it more conventionally, i.e., without authorizing sharing. It is unfortunate when a creator who chooses to forfeit his rights expresses indignation at other creators who seek simply to ensure theirs are enforced.
http://blog.copyrightalliance.org/2009/ ... ut-rights/

By Keith Jopling -- With an increasing groundswell against the idea of signing with a label (at least in the traditional sense) - but a rapidly fragmenting media landscape making any other route look bewildering - what exactly is the best route to market for a new artists these days? Two HUGE questions face you: 1. Just what do you do to get your music heard? and; 2. Just how long do you intend to last?
http://juggernautbrew.blogspot.com/2009 ... et-is.html

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Re: Articles To Read

Post by shane » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:27 pm

Here's another one - by John Mellencamp

On My Mind: The State of the Music Business
By John Mellencamp -- People remember when music existed as an art that motivated social movements. Artists and their music flourished in back alleys, taverns and barns until, in some cases, a popular groundswell propelled it far and wide. These days, that possibility no longer seems to exist. After 35 years as an artist in the recording business, I feel somehow compelled, not inspired, to stand up for our fellow artists and tell that side of the story as I perceive it.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-mell ... 77836.html

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Re: Articles To Read

Post by shane » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:33 am

Anybody planning on a career as a musician needs to read this: http://sivers.org/berklee

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