Social media is literally taking over the way the world functions and communicates, and is continuing to expand each and every minute of every day. It's a scary thought... isn't it? With a society built on the innovations of technology, it is more important than ever to utilize what it has to offer - but this can create a gray area.
The Annual Christmas At Loyola Concert for 2011, presented by the Loyola New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts.
The College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University provides students with a challenging and supportive environment to pursue their love of music.
Music Industry Forum sits down with a former Bolivian-teen-idol, Bhob Rainey. Topics include high school music programs, improvisation, computer programming, and a brief history of DJ Skrew.
Four Loyola University student acts perform in this special performance 'perforum.' Performers include Taz, Zach Lund, Lacey Rose and City Lark.
Billy O'Connell interviews Howe Gelb about his long and successful career as an independent musician.
John Paul and Billy O'Connell interview Shaneika Brooks, product manager at Blue Note records. She talks about what it takes to get a band signed to a selective label and how labels operate in the current Music Industry.
Producer, musician and label owner George Howard discusses the traits that successful musicians and successful entrepreneurs have in common. Using real-world examples (Phish, the Grateful Dead), he argues that musicians have it in their power to be creative, innovative businesspeople, and offers advice on how to go about achieving this synergy.
Mark Muligan, a digital music market analyst, blogs about current music industry issues that create the painful, on-going journey towards a better industry. Keep updated on recent news in the industry by subscribing to his blog linked below: http://musicindustryblog.wordpress.com
The New Orleans city council president Jackie Clarkson has recently proposed an ordinance that will not allow anyone under the age of 21 to enter a bar. If this ordinance is passed, not only will local venues suffer, many of which are also bars, but so will the young local musicians in the city of New [...]
SoundCloud, one of the largest music sharing platforms, has recently begun to strictly monitor copyright breaches by their users. They have been receiving an overwhelming amount of copyright claims from lawyers representing major record labels and have been forced to take down many user uploaded tracks. With a majority of the users uploading DJ’ed tracks [...]
In the wake of Whitney Houston’s sad and unexpected death, her music sales have skyrocketed. After her death was announced, one of her albums earned the top spot on Amazon.com for album sales. Houston’s music has always been incredibly successful, selling 170 million albums throughout her entire career, her death brings this number even higher. [...]
“Do you think of your music as a product or as a service?”, asks Mark Doyon from musicthinktank.com. Doyon claims that Spotify is selling the performance, the service, of the music. Instead of focusing on how the music is produced, the sound is what is focused on more in the service. Instead of stocking the shelves [...]
Merchandise is an essential part of a band’s income. Because it is so important, bands are starting to create stores in the areas they are going on tour. Many people say that this is a trend, and will soon be out of “style” but many of the current pop-up stores are turning into actual stores [...]