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    Are You Psychologically Suited For Success In The Music Industry?

    A recurring theme of business writers is the topic of personal psychology and success. Often this comes in the form of looking at an aggregate sample of successful entrepreneurs, figuring out top psychological traits and saying you need to be this or that personality type to succeed. Yet research into entrepreneurship has repeatedly shown that successful business people have all sorts of personality types. A recent post at Diy Music Biz looks instead at what musicians must do to succeed leaving the door open for a wide range of personality types. Sure, there are personality types that are unlikely to... [...]
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    How To Get Gigs That Make You Money

    Getting and performing gigs is a critical part of any musicians career. Live shows gives you a unique opportunity to interact with your fans and share your music with new audiences. Good faith gigs are great, but paying gigs are better. How do you get the gigs that make you money? Shaun Letang cracks the code on MusicThinkTank.com. Join the conversation. Learn when to play free gigs, three alternative ways to make money from gigging, what gigs earn best, and how to get them. "Some gig types have a few revenue sources you can tap into, while others tend to... [...]
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    YouTube Accidentally Reveals Top 1% Of Music Channels In New Google Preferred Lineup

    As YouTube continues its long disruptive trek to replace broadcast tv, among other things, they've been developing what could be called a hits strategy. They're starting to run tv ads for top creators to reach an even broader audience and they're identifying top channels for "Google Preferred" ad status. Last week Tubefilter uncovered promo materials and the channels that are being identified as the top 1% in their respective verticals including music. I was surprised to hear that YouTube was running tv ads for creators like Michelle Phan but I would assume that's a short-term tactic not a long-term strategy.... [...]
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    Vube: So How Does A Cover Music Video Site Hit The Top 100 Websites In A Single Year?

    Vube.com seems a bit too good to be true. It's a user-generated music video site that features cover songs and monthly cash prizes for those who get the most likes. Vube hit the top 100 global web sites on Alexa in its first year which is quite an accomplishment. Yet it hasn't appeared in any major tech blog nor had I heard about it till this time. I spoke with two co-founders and was very interested in what they had to say. However it left me puzzled about their backstory and searching on the web cast a shadow on the... [...]
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    The Spark Run: Kaskade Announces 5K Run With Glow Necklaces Followed By EDM Concert

    DJ Kaskade yesterday announced an interesting approach to a 5K run that seems influenced by The Color Run. There will be activities at the "pre-run plaza", a 5K run in which costumes and glowsticks are encouraged and a concert to follow. Kaskade will run in the 5K in Denver and perform afterwards. Other U.S. cities will follow though it's unclear who will perform at those locations. Kaskade took to Tumblr to announce The Spark Run. Kaskade explains he "had the opportunity to partner up with some friends and create The Spark Run" which he then describes: "The Spark Run is... [...]

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How To Get Gigs That Make You Money

by Laura Schneider in Indie Labels

Getting and performing gigs is a critical part of any musicians career. Live shows gives you a unique opportunity to interact with your fans and share your music with new audiences. Good faith gigs are great, but paying gigs are better. How do you get the gigs that make you money? Shaun Letang cracks the code on MusicThinkTank.com. Join the conversation. Learn when to play free gigs, three alternative ways to make money from gigging, what gigs earn best, and how to get them. "Some gig types have a few revenue sources you can tap into, while others tend to... [...]

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