Monthly Archives: January 2011

How commercial radio really works

How commercial radio really works Posted on January 22, 2011 with 0 comments Most people’s conception of how the music industry works seems to be derived from movies and television. The movie That Thing You Do!, a film directed by … Continue reading

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Why you may not want a record deal

Why you may not want a record deal Posted on January 21, 2011 with 0 comments Back when studio time was expensive and distribution and promotion channels were limited, musicians needed labels to record, distribute, and promote their music. This … Continue reading

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To artisan or not to artisan?

Is anyone tired of the new advertising label “artisan”? Everything was “extreme” in the early 90′s, now it’s artisan:) Although, some of that stuff’s pretty tasty. Another great word that will be watered down and over used. This sounds silly … Continue reading

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Artist Chris Floyd releases 3 new records via Band Camp

Artist Chris Floyd has released 3 new records via Band Camp. This is an exciting new format where you can listen to entire records before buying. It also enables you to name your own price and digital format. Artists such … Continue reading

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New releases from Chris Floyd and Mercy Phonic

I’m in the process of repackaging my catalog and re-releasing it to bandcamp. It looks like it could be the next big thing as Sufjan Stevens, Bill Mallonee, and many others have made their record available there. I’ll be adding … Continue reading

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How to be indie

This is too funny. The author forgot, grow an Amish Beard:) How to Be Indie from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit Regardless of what others say, indie is not just an image — it is … Continue reading

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Recommended reading

Dear friends, Happy 2011! That’s hard to get your mind around isn’t it? I thought we would all be wearing space suits by now:) I wish you the very best! For what it’s worth, here are some books I recommend: … Continue reading

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