Tag: music business

  • Listening to Music in a Way That Supports Musicians

    Listening to Music in a Way That Supports Musicians

    You’re a nice person. You love music. You’ve never stolen anything before in your life. Yet somehow, if you’re anything like me, it seems like you can’t listen to music today without falling into a giant moral quagmire. Am I supporting the artists enough? Which service should I use to listen to this new track?…

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  • Six Tips for Musicians in New Cities

    Six Tips for Musicians in New Cities

    The summer of 2012 was pivotal for my husband and me. We had loved living in Boston, but the time had come to move on. Between the two of us, we had a pair of music school degrees, decades of instrumental experience, resumés that were useless outside of the entertainment world, and a handful of enticing prospects…

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  • Lessons Learned from Throwing a Big Concert in NYC

    Lessons Learned from Throwing a Big Concert in NYC

    About a month and a half ago, we decided, along with our friends at (le) poisson rouge, to throw a different sort of concert. So often, I find myself going to shows where the audience feels like an after-thought — a necessary prop to fulfill the musicians’ goals of playing in public rather than the…

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  • What Your Music Teacher Didn’t Tell You

    What Your Music Teacher Didn’t Tell You

    Graduation has come and gone. You defied your parents’ wishes of having a doctor in the family and instead majored in classical guitar with a minor in music of the late 1790s. Four years of expensive music school later—hours of practice, recitals, juries—you’re about to embark on a strange new world. All-in-all, music school was…

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  • Do People Actually Buy Christmas Albums?

    Do People Actually Buy Christmas Albums?

    I won’t keep you waiting — the short answer is yes. I was curious though since I’ve never purchased a holiday album in my life. I do immaculately own two copies of A Charlie Brown Christmas, but have no idea where they came from. So, what’s the deal with holiday albums and who’s buying them?…

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