Posts Tagged ‘Grammy’

Hope For Music: The DIY Generation

In Best Practices, D.I.Y., Facebook, Industry News, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, Performance, Singing, Social Media, Songwriting, Trends, Try this, Twitter, You HAVE to, YouTube on March 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

“If the milk industry can make their product seem sexy and increase consumer demand, there must be hope for music.” Gary Arnold, Merchandising Manager, Best Buy.  Using that logic, the hope that Spring evokes in all of us should be doubled in the hearts of those fighting the good fight in the ever changing landscape of the music business. Read the rest of this entry »

“Pat on the Back” or “Just Desert”?

In Best Practices, Music, Music Business, Music History on November 24, 2009 at 12:12 pm

The 2009 music award show season is drawing to a close.  The most recent event, the American Music Awards, started quite the conversation within industry circles and fans bases with everyone discussing the definition of entertainment and how far is too far.  Along with that, the traditional debate of the purpose of award shows still stands.  The business of producing a show like this has many levels and fronts.  You have the network that airs it, the advertising that is run during the show, and the crew that it requires to pull it all off just to name a few.  Not to mention the red carpet time and the publicity that will come from an artist appearing on the show as a presenter, performer, or award winning nominee.  Are award shows a pat on the backs of record label, musicians, and other industry professionals?  Or are these opportunities for the participants in the music industry to receive their “just deserts”*? Read the rest of this entry »

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