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New Music Marketing Tools From Pinwheel, Cinemagram, YouTube & Facebook

As new social sites and services keep appearing, older ones keep updating. Though none of these four are music-specific, all have great potential for music marketing: Pinwheel is a new site that allows one to add notes and pics to locations, Cinemagram turns short iPhone videos into uniquely... As new social sites and services keep appearing, older ones keep updating. Though none of these four are music-spe ...

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“In Performance at the White House” Highlights Blues, Includes Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, More

Washington, D.C. PBS member station WETA-TV will broadcast “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues” February 27 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. The blues-themed special will honor the musical form that sprang from the Mississippi Delta and flourished in the Westside of Chicago, with... Washington, D.C. PBS member station WETA-TV will broadcast “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blue ...

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Topspsin CEO Ian Rogers: “Direct To Fan is NOT a Rich Band’s Game”

Guest post by Ian Rogers of Topspin. On a panel at SF MusicTech on last week, I made reference to a fact we first published back in 2010: while the split between digital and physical sold on Topspin by number of units is 50/50, it's 75/25 physical/digital by total dollars. This demonstrates a... Guest post by Ian Rogers of Topspin. On a panel at SF MusicTech on last week, I made reference to a fact we first ...

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BACK TO BASICS: COPYRIGHT(S)

Many DIY artists deal with the challenge of understanding the various aspects of the music industry. One of the more complex parts of the music industry is understanding contracts and copyrights. On Music Think Tank, Dan Turner provides a great review of copyright concepts. “Under Federal law,... Many DIY artists deal with the challenge of understanding the various aspects of the music industry. One of the ...

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Adam Lambert Confirms He Will Perform with Queen

!----Adam Lambert, the runner-up winner of season eight of American Idol, confirmed -- via his Twitter account -- that he will be touring with Queen this summer. Lambert, along with surviving original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor, will headline the second day of... Adam Lambert, the runner-up winner of season eight of American Idol, confirmed -- via his Twitter account -- that he will be touring ...

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Bernard Purdie: my six career-defining records

The Purdie Shuffle – that distinctive, much-imitated marvel of soulful syncopation, interpreted by giants like John Bonham and Jeff Porcaro, just to name a few. Turns out the inventor of the two-measure treasure wasn't thinking drums at all when he came up with it – he was imagining a train.... The Purdie Shuffle – that distinctive, much-imitated marvel of soulful syncopation, interpreted by giants like Joh ...

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DigiTour 2012 Brings YouTube Music Stars To Stage

DigiTour is getting set for its second season, a five week tour of musical acts made popular on YouTube. DigiTour has been described by one of its cofounders, Meridith Valiando, as "bridging the gap between new media and traditional media." With seven headlining acts and eighteen shows in as... DigiTour is getting set for its second season, a five week tour of musical acts made popular on YouTube. ...

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Wayne Krantz – “Howie 61” Now Available For Pre-Order

PRESS RELEASE Wayne Krantz - Howie 61 Release Date: April 2012 Lineup : Vinnie Colaiuta, Tal Wilkenfeld, Keith Carlock, Pino Palladino, James Genus, Nate Wood, Henry Hey, Owen Biddle, Charley Drayton, John Patitucci, John Beasley, Jeremy Stacey, Paul Stacey, Yasushi... PRESS RELEASE Wayne Krantz - Howie 61 Release Date: April 2012 Lineup : Vinnie Colaiuta, Tal Wilkenfeld, Keith Carlock, Pino Palladino, Jame ...

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Ryan Adams Pimps Black Metal (And A New Alt-Country Album)

Ever wondered what a You Can’t Do That On Television skit full of jokes about black metal would look like? Well, so has alt-country crooner/Mandy Moore arm candy Ryan Adams, apparently: His new internet show “Night Sweats” marries over the top disheveled chic and a dash of self-deprecation with... Ever wondered what a You Can’t Do That On Television skit full of jokes about black met ...

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Fanzy Adds $500,000 Funding For Facebook Fan App

Paris and San Francisco based startup Fanzy, a Facebook app that rewards fans for spreading the word and helps brands to attract social influencers, has raised $500,000 in additional seed financing. The financing brings Fanzy’s total capital raised to approximately $850,000. Fanzy's investors... Paris and San Francisco based startup Fanzy, a Facebook app that rewards fans for spreading the word and helps br ...

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