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Mission: Business of Music is a conversation space for creatives ready to disrupt a failing industry. We are crowd sourcing new career pathways for ourselves and the next generation of artists hungry for development.

07/05/2016

Good morning artists, musicians and creatives (it's morning here in LA)! We've missed engaging in deep convos about the music industry, and we'll be returning from a necessary hiatus and be in full effect again in a few weeks.

In the meantime, we're really curious about your thoughts on a few things, so we're going to post a few questions to spark some conversation on your end, and some talking points on our end.

Here is the first question:

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in 2016, in your opinion, what are the best ways to release an album and "get it out there"?

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(apart from all the obvious interpretations of "get it out there", let's assume that the phrase means "in the ears and earbuds of at least 10,000 people"). GO!

"YouTube, which is owned by Google, is now the world’s dominant audio streaming platform, dwarfing Spotify and virtually...
05/20/2016
Do You Love Music? Silicon Valley Doesn’t

"YouTube, which is owned by Google, is now the world’s dominant audio streaming platform, dwarfing Spotify and virtually every other service. Yet it pays artists and record companies less than a dollar a year for every user of recorded music, thanks to rampant piracy on its site... the problem has gotten so bad that, in 2015, vinyl record sales generated more income..."

Years after Napster, musicians are still victims of digital piracy, but now it is companies like Google and SiriusXM that make the theft possible.

"You have built a business that works really well for you and for Google, but it doesn’t work well for artists." - Irvin...
05/09/2016
Dear YouTube: An open letter from Irving Azoff

"You have built a business that works really well for you and for Google, but it doesn’t work well for artists." - Irving Azoff

Azoff makes some great points. What do you think of his thoughts on #YouTube?

"You have built a business that works really well for you and for Google, but it doesn’t work well for artists," says the legendary artists' manager.

04/15/2016

“There are two kinds of men who never amount to much: Those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else.”
~Cyrus H. Curtis

04/14/2016

“You’re not going to be judged on your bad ideas.”
~Adam Grant, Author

*So write lots and play lots. When you hit a great idea, nobody will remember your bad ideas. The key is to keep getting better day by day. Don't stay in your comfort zone. Get out in your creative zone and on to your capacity zone!

04/13/2016

When no one is selfless in a relationship, there is war. When one is selfless, there is peace. When both are selfless, there is joy.

04/11/2016

“It is always easy to do right, when you know what you stand for.”
~Don Meyer

04/10/2016

I can live for two months on a good compliment. Mark Twain

04/10/2016

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
~Albert Einstein

04/09/2016

”Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.”
~Zig Ziglar

As a performer, what's your mission? Make it concrete—write it down. Then you will hit your target.

04/09/2016

“Nothing will work unless you do.”
~Maya Angelou

04/09/2016

“There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.”
~Mark Twain

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