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Free legal advice

I asked Stuart Price, intellectual property lawyer and Managing Director of Birmingham’s Young & Lee Solicitors for his top 5 tips for independent music business. These are some pretty good guidelines that might end up saving you thousands one...

Fail early, fail often

I fail rather a lot. More often, I suspect, than you do. If there’s anything I could be said to excel at, it’s failure. Now, I don’t say that in a self-deprecating way. To me, that’s a positive thing. Because I start an awful lot of things. I...

New approach

Like a garden, a website needs to be tended, pruned and taken care of. Occasionally, things need to be uprooted, and new things planted. It’s not a perfect metaphor. You get the idea. I’m changing stuff around here. I’ve been thinking a great deal...

How not to approach the blog-o-verse

I received a press release from a fairly big record company yesterday afternoon. You’ve heard of them. The release went like this: _______________________________ Hi blogging community, Here at [XXXXX] (name of record label withheld), we’re on a cyber-crusade,...

Like an e-book only shorter

A while back, I released an e-book called The 20 Things You Must Know About Music Online. Some people seemed to like it, and I’ve started on a new book tentatively called 100 Questions I Keep Getting Asked About Music Online. But completion seems a way off. At...

Failure to comprehend

I’m sorry – I really try and understand the internet properly so that I can explain it to you – but in this case, it’s going to have to be the other way around. This is going to sound really stupid. Especially coming from somebody who is...