Why Sub Pops Founder Quit The Music Industry - And What He Thinks Of It Today Marketing Music

Why Sub Pops Founder Quit The Music Industry - And What He Thinks Of It Today

No Comments 17 January 2017

For most of his career, Sub Pop founder Bruce Pavitt had a front row seat to the most subversive elements of punk rock culture.

His music career started at college with a radio show and fanzine, before launching Sub Pop in ’86 - a label best known for Nirvana, Mudhoney and Soundgarden.

After dumping his shares in 2003, unhappy with the culture change that came with selling a 49% stake to Warner, he took some time away from the industry to raise a family.

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Making the most of music conferences

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Making the most of music conferences

No Comments 30 July 2016

The music business is constantly changing and evolving. Music conferences offer an insider’s view on important trends, emerging technology, and who’s who in the music business. Find out more on the Disc Makers Echoes blog.

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8 Steps to Getting a “Yes”: The Perfect Pitch

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8 Steps to Getting a “Yes”: The Perfect Pitch

No Comments 30 July 2016

Is it possible to get a “yes” every time you make a request? Maybe. Is it possible to get a response every time? Absolutely. On the Living on Gigging blog, Cheryl B. Engelhardt outlines eight steps for you to follow.

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Are celebrity speakers all they’re cracked up to be?

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Are celebrity speakers all they’re cracked up to be?

No Comments 30 July 2016

When you’re planning an event it’s always tempting to skimp on the extras to keep costs down - but if you cut so many corners that your event is no longer a tempting prospect for invitees, then your penny pinching could prove to be an expensive mistake.

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Are you REALLY ready to be your own record label?

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Are you REALLY ready to be your own record label?

No Comments 26 July 2016

“Do you still need a record label?” According to Portia Sabin (president of Kill Rock Stars and host of ‘The Future of What’) and all three of her guests on episode #46 of that podcast — John Shepski of Fluff & Gravy, Aaron Meola of Tender Loving Empire, and Blake Hickman of Good Cheer — the answer is YES. DIY Musician Blog explores the question and answer.

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The Indie Artist’s Guide to Gigging: Booking Strategies

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The Indie Artist’s Guide to Gigging: Booking Strategies

No Comments 22 July 2016

Excerpted from the Disc Makers updated Indie Artist’s Guide To Gigging, this section focuses on booking strategies for acts trying to gain momentum and widen their base.

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How to make sure you receive the radio royalties you’re owed

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How to make sure you receive the radio royalties you’re owed

No Comments 22 July 2016

via Prescription PR: [Editor’s Note: Though this article is specific to UK performance rights agencies, the process can be followed for checking in with any country’s royalty payouts] With touring so expensive and streaming royalties so low, it’s become harder than ever to make money out of music.

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