Posts Tagged ‘Lady Gaga’

Be A Charity Case

In Best Practices, Mission Statement, Music, Music Business, People that Rock, Try this, You HAVE to on May 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

Who comes to mind when you think of celebrity giving?  U2’s Bono perhaps (one of the featured givers on celebrity giving site Looking To The Stars), maybe even people like Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys giving up Twitter for a good cause now and then.  Don’t forget the golf tournaments and baby holding done by groups like Rascal Flatts. Read the rest of this entry »

On The Road Again

In Industry News, Money, Music, Music Business, People that Rock, Trends on February 20, 2011 at 7:48 am

“On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again…”  With radio plays and unit sales down, artists are earning their frequent flier miles on the ground with arduous touring schedules maintaining the pulse of the music business.

The top musical money makers of 2011 were recently announced by Billboard Music and Taylor Swift was the only Country Music Artist to make the top ten, congrats Taylor.  Read the rest of this entry »

Eminem Beat Out the Beatles?

In Industry News, Life Around Me, Music, Music Business, Music History on December 9, 2009 at 5:00 am

Here are the latest lists from Nielsen SoundScan highlighting the top ten selling albums and top ten downloads of the decade.  “Back in 1999, Eminem was best known as the slightly screwy, bottle-blond protégé of Dr. Dre. Ten years — and millions of albums — later, he’s about to be known as the best-selling artist of the decade.  On Tuesday (December 8), Nielsen SoundScan — which tabulates the Billboard charts — released their lists of the best-selling artists, albums and songs of the ’00s. And let’s just say the past 10 years have been very good for Mr. Mathers.” (read full article on MTV.com)

Considering Taylor Swift has only been selling music since her debut album in October 2006, you go girl!  The fact that she even made the list is mind boggling!  Read the rest of this entry »

Should I Join A PRO?

In Best Practices, Music Business, nashville, Uncategorized, You HAVE to on October 29, 2009 at 5:00 am

PROWhen musicians first come to Nashville they receive advice from all angles and ages.  Since there is no exact formula for success, people become zealots for what has worked for them and what they are familiar with.  They are eager to share tips and secrets with newcomers.  But remember, Nashville is a personal journey – what opens a door for one person may close the same door for another.

The lead singer of a cover band might tell you, “You HAVE to sing in a bar on Lower Broad to be heard!”  In contrast, a songwriter could say, “You MUST avoid the bars on Lower Broad if you want to be taken seriously.”  This type of contradiction can be found all over town.  People will lovingly disagree on what bars to play at, who to write with, what organizations to join, what zip codes to sing in, how much money projects should cost, etc… Read the rest of this entry »

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