Tag Archive: music industry

Songwriting is more than a melody. It’s more than a few chords and words. Songwriting is more than stories about losing and finding love, and it’s more than whatever gets you through the night. Songs are the catalyst that have brought people together across the globe for generations. Songs and those who craft them are meant to ignore, cross and obliterate barriers – bridging the gaps we’ve created over the centuries: race…religion…language…nationality…

This is a guest post by Marcus Taylor, founder of Venture Harbour, a digital marketing agency that specializes in working with brands in the entertainment industries.

Collectively, Google and Facebook probably own more data on market supply and demand patterns than anyone else. What many people do not realize is that much of this data is publicly available. For a bit of fun I decided to see what patterns I could find about the music industry in Google and Facebook’s pool of user behavior data.


#1 Less people want to buy music, but the same amount are trying to sell it.

by Rebecca Wilcox

Portland, Oregon, may call itself weird, but it is also laid-back and enjoys a large underground rock music scene. Even before Seattle became the grunge-rock capital of the world in the early 1990s–which brought upper-crust music industry executives to the Pacific Northwest–Portland’s music scene was bubbling with talent. Today, local clubs offer an eclectic mix of rock and roll, from indie to alternative.

MusicNomad.com has long been a staple of the music community, providing a comprehensive resource of great services for artists.  They’ve recently redesigned the site and launched new features.

Here is the official release:

MusicNomad.com celebrates 4 year anniversary with a major website overhaul and a revolutionary touring tool called My TourManager

Sonoma, CA Aug 20th 2012: Since 2008, MusicNomad.com <http://www.musicnomad.com>  has been helping for free hundreds of thousands of musicians find qualified and ranked resources to produce, sell and support their music. Now after 4 years of vetting out thousands of resources and finding the best of the best, they have re-launched their website to allow musicians to customize, manage and interact with their data.

Man in the Mirror

Fear not – this post has nothing to do with Michael Jackson – although, now that we’re here, I will say that the outro of that song is WAAY too long.


The heading of todays post is a suggestion – a little tid bit of advice that I once got many years before I was ready to take it.

“Eleanor – can you actually hear yourself?”

“No, I don’t like listening to myself.”

Eeeee – wrong response!

What if you walked in on a painter, tripped over their easel in the pitch black of a dark room.

by Tyler Hayes
Peg.gd Could be your band’s new best friend.

Peg.gd probably isn’t the place to park your band’s whole online identity, but it’s a resource you should know about. Peggd is a simple, seriously dead simple, way to create a webpage and get content online in literally seconds.

No sign ups, you’re immediately entering the site’s info when you arrive. First you enter a title with 3 choices of fonts. You then enter a body of text (or html) and you’re done. You can make a password to edit the page later or not, but then the site is live for everyone to see. Built in at the top once you publish is an easy way for you or your fans to share the page with Twitter, Facebook, Email or Reddit.

This is part of our ongoing series about getting your music played on the radio.  To read stories about the successes and failures of great bands that have tried to get on FM radio, check out our list of related articles.  To get your music on the radio, click here to submit your music to Earbits Radio.

What is your band name?


** Click here to listen to Wooster on Earbits! **

Tell us about your band.

by Kelland Drumgoole

Kelland Drumgoole is the Editor and CEO of SoSoActive.com, the web’s 1st social music news site. SoSoActive.com covers the latest happenings in the social music revolution, music disruption and start-ups in the digital music space.

So, you wanna be famous rock star, huh? Maybe you just want to play in a successful independent band and have a career that pays your rent and covers the monthly cost of that $30,000 student loan. Well, one of the the best arts that you can master in life is the art of “Ear Hustling.”

If you told me just 3 years ago that, by 2012, I’ll be the co-founder of a startup that raised over $700,000 from some of the most reputable investors in Silicon Valley, I would have laughed and said you were crazy. At the time I was a full time musician, making a living from composing and producing music for TV, commercials, and films. Apart from running my one man show, I’ve never had any formal startup experience. It was for this reason that when Joey and I decided to start Earbits in 2010 I clearly stated that my role in the company would be to deal with anything music related, and nothing else.

Today we’re starting a one-week spotlight of one of our artists on her way up, Jesse Thomas, who has graced us with an exclusive release of her new single, Sidewalk Ends, off of her forthcoming album, War Dancer (Tuesday, Feb 14th – PRE-ORDER NOW!).  While we love Jesse, this blog post isn’t about that.  Instead, I want to show a little love to the people behind the artists; in Jesse’s case, independent label, Red Parade, led by Jim Roach.