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Generosity as Marketing Tool

  Thoughts from Hypebot on exceeding your fans’ expectations, inspired by Coldplay’s announcement of a few live album that they will be releasing in May.  It’s a small article, but it ends with a key question: “How are you exceeding your fans/customers/stakeholders expectations?” Read more here.

Smackdown: Music Is My Day Job vs. Digital Music News

In "The DIY Utopia," Digital Music News editor Paul Resnikoff takes on the idea that independent artists can earn a living from being a full-time musician. I do not mind that he is asking questions about the economic viability of the do-it-yourself model, nor do I take specific issue with his reluctance to make...

Listening @theflyingchange–br…

  Listening @theflyingchange–brilliant & unexpected alt-country that deserves more than a 140chr review: http://bit.ly/17ogwt #followfriday

NPR on the history of the Boom…

  NPR on the history of the Boom Box, including commentary from @FABNEWYORK and some killer vintage photos http://bit.ly/Rkfih

Origami – L.A.’s New Vinyl Specialty Shop

  I realize that old-school media loves to run stories on how “vinyl is back,” but they still make me smile–especially when they focus on indie music retailers. Read more about Echo Park’s new vinyl specialty shop Origami in this (surprisingly) accurate article from the LA Times (and the store is even co-owned by Mark...

What can Whrrl do for independ…

  What can Whrrl do for independent musicians? We interviewed @whrrlmusic and found out: http://bit.ly/Ap0ZN

Whrrl 2.0: Let Your Fans Tell Your Story

Whrrl is a relatively-new application that allows people to collaborate in the telling of a story and then share that same story with friends on Facebook and Twitter. Impressed with the many possibilities this application presents for independent musicians, we reached out directly to Whrrl's music community guru himself Marcus Sacco who took some...

Woke up singing this classic. …

  Woke up singing this classic. Don’t know if an unremembered dream or the infectious intro is to blame… ♫ http://blip.fm/~57dwt

At a panel called “How to Buil…

  At a panel called “How to Build A Business Warren Buffet Would Buy”–it’s unexpectedly entertaining…

Producers: Show Depeche Mode what you can do!

  Beatportal has announced their Depeche Mode remix contest, where you can win some amazing (and expensive!) new gear for submitting the best remix, as voted on by listeners, Beatportal staff and the band.  Granted, you have to pay $3.99 to get access to the parts, but if you are confident in your skills, it...

Nothing like some free music in shadow of the Cyclone…

  I have no idea what Coney Island will be like this year due to the legal chaos surrounding its development (RIP), but with free performances from Frightened Rabbit, The Raveonettes and Micachu & the Shapes, I know I’ve got a least one reason to hop on the D train and ride to the end...

This made me laugh: RT@JonAuer…

  This made me laugh: RT@JonAuer: Playing with Big Star in 3 hours. Alex Chilton keeps telling me I look like Antonio Banderas….