Farewell to the iPod, the device that ushered in too much choice

As Apple’s pioneering digital player shuffles into the sunset, has its legacy delivered on its promise?

I still use and totally love my original iPod classic. You can pack a lot of songs into 160GB.


Source: Farewell to the iPod, the device that ushered in too much choice | Rebecca Nicholson | The Guardian

Are You a Frustrated Musician? Then This Guide’s for You

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Photo by Yogendra Singh on Unsplash

Are you a frustrated musician?

It’s been my experience that musicians get frustrated for a variety of reasons – record contracts gone sideways, unreliable band members, stagnant career growth, even popular music can sometimes drive musicians nuts.

But despite all the frustration, pursuing your passion is worthwhile. You are wanted. Your music does matter.

Yes, I am a frustrated musician and yes… I need to read this article NOW!


Source: Are You a Frustrated Musician? This Guide’s for You – Music Entrepreneur HQ

How You Define “Success” Says Everything About Whether You’ll Actually Succeed

Sometimes it’s easy to think that success is only one lucky break away. That if only we could fall into a lucky break, we might just reach all our goals and live happily ever after. And while I do believe luck plays a prominent part in success, it isn’t as important as we think.

A lot of what we think “success” is has everything to do with our mindset and what we define success to be for us.


Source: How You Define “Success” Says Everything About Whether You’ll Actually Succeed – Soundfly

Bands would need 11 BILLION Spotify streams to match the value of their vintage merch.

There’s a huge demand for original, vintage band t-shirts, with over a quarter of a million people (276,200 in January) searching for band tees every month.

But why? And what puts certain bands in such favour for the real deal?

Nostalgia is a very powerful buying motivator…


Source: Bands would need 11 BILLION Spotify streams to match the value of their vintage merch – MTT – Music Think Tank

Marketing Journey for the Music Industry Part I: Understanding Your Market and Audience.

In this new series, we’ll break down 7 parts of the marketing journey that independent artists like you will need to master throughout your career.

We’ll talk about things like understanding your fanbase, defining your niche, determining marketing mediums, and so much more. However, this first one is all about understanding your market and perspective audience.

Without further ado, let’s dive in…


Source: Marketing Journey for the Music Industry Part I: Understanding Your Market and Audience | Symphonic Distribution