Why Spotify May Change the Digital Music Landscape [GUEST POST]

Spotify

This post was written by Jesse Langley, who lives near Chicago. He divides his time among work, writing and family life. He has a keen interest in blogging and social media and also advocates for online education. Mr. Langley writes for Professional Intern.

In the ongoing digital music revolution no clear winner has yet emerged. But Spotify is looking like a game changer already. Pandora proved a watershed in terms of the ability to move away from the record company-controlled, CD-oriented musical experience. Pandora gives even young school kids the kind of wide-ranging exposure to music that only serious audiophiles used to have. Today’s average college kid can have more familiarity with a wider array of artists and genres than the average music critic did in the 70’s. I still find that people use Pandora partly to sample music in an eclectic way, and partly to buy the albums of artists they really love.

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Attend MicControl’s Blog Promotion Webinar and Receive a Free Copy of My Updated E-Book!

MicControl Webinar

Alongside the launch of their brand new consulting services, Jon and Chris over at MicControl are hosting a 45-minute webinar on blog promotion for musicians. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7PM EST (Eastern Standard Time).

These guys are extremely hard workers and have invested huge amounts of their time to learn about how to get in touch with bloggers and create a buzz for your music online.

“…we passionately believe that music blogs are not only THE important filter of today’s music industry, but are also becoming an increasingly important (and easily accessible) marketing tool that ALL emerging musicians should be taking advantage of.”

After the webinar they will also hold a half-hour Q&A session where you can ask additional questions about how to market your music for the blog community. All subscribers will receive 25% off all MicControl’s consulting services, and one lucky winner will win a private Q&A session with Jon and Chris!

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“How to REALLY Get Your Music on Blogs” Has Been Updated…Get it Now!

How to REALLY Get Your Music on Blogs

I thought this day would never come. Work has gotten crazy, and things have slowed a bit here on Tight Mix, but I have somehow found the time to give a nice refresh to my e-book, “How to REALLY Get Your Music on Blogs.” The first version of my e-book was released back in June 2010, and had accumulated over 5,500 downloads since then. I humbly thank all of those who have pressed my shiny download buttons!

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The Democratization of Music [GUEST POST]

festival crowd

This post was written by Jesse Langley, who lives near Chicago. He divides his time among work, writing and family life. He has a keen interest in blogging and social media and also advocates for online education. Mr. Langley writes for Professional Intern.

The way college students discover and experience music has evolved incredibly since my dorm room days as a young English Literature major. But even back then I found it interesting how music functioned as a social equalizer. My university was diverse. We had the sons and daughters of wealthy northeastern WASPS and kids who came from inner city projects. In classes we had students from 26 different countries scattered among farm kids from the Corn Belt.

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7 Ways to Bring Back the Physical Album Experience in Digital Music

physical vs digital music experiences

I’ve been meaning to write this article for a looonnggg time, and I am finally finding the time to get around to it. It really irks me whenever I hear somebody say they are dissatisfied with digital music. It doesn’t have to be some boring, robotic thing, people!

Despite what some industry folks may tell you, there are still tons of music fans out there that prefer the experience that a physical music item can provide. I am one of them. Believe it or not, there are ways that artists can bring some of the physical album experience to digital music. Some of it is common sense, and some of it takes a little “out of the box” thinking, but it is indeed possible.

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