Posts Categorized: Industry Trends

Billboard Does The Harlem Shake


Ok, they didn’t really do the Harlem Shake (at least as far as I know) and in reality, this title wouldn’t be making headlines now that thousands of people — sports teams, offices, musicians and celebrities alike — have been posting videos of themselves doing the ‘Harlem Shake.’ The Harlem Shake, if you’re not familiar, is a dance frightening humping… Read more »

Forward Thru The Past: Austin Psych Fest, The Black Angels and Some Texas Psychedelic Originals


Stick around long enough and you can watch musical trends come and go…… Punk fades in the early 80s, goes underground and re-emerges with a (commercial) vengeance. Heavy Metal morphs through various re-incarnations, even Dance music evolves from Disco to House to Techno to whatever Step/Trap/Shake thing is happening. And so it is with Psychedelic… Read more »

Making Dollars and Sense of Copyright on YouTube


YouTube is becoming more important to the music community both in terms of marketing and revenue as well as sharing and engagement. The platform is often confused as being solely a video player. However, as YouTube grows and channel creators become more ambitious, relationships are becoming the driving force of this video machine. The traffic… Read more »

What Digital Can Learn From Physical


Who wants to know the difference between North American and European pallets? Anyone? If you don’t get it, it’s ok. Many aspects of physical distribution are lost in the digital world. However, some aspects of music distribution transcend format. While many labels have strong digital strategies in place, below are some of the more recurring… Read more »

Reach A Whole New World with Amazon AutoRip


Amazon has launched a new service and this one is for the physical product music buyers. The new service is called AutoRip. Essentially AutoRip puts the MP3 files of a physical product on the user’s Amazon Cloud Drive. Customers of AutoRip who are not premium Cloud Player subscribers will automatically become introductory tier users, which… Read more »