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Shockhound

Shockhound is part mp3 retail site, part online pop culture magazine. They sell merchandise as well as tunes, but the core of the site is content-driven. Interviews and features have an alternative rock slant in line with the site’s connection with alternative...

Who's doing this stuff well?

This might actually be the question I get asked most often. At the end of a seminar, a lecture or a guest talk at some event, somebody will raise their hand, and ask the question. I kind of dread it, because I can only really disappoint every time I answer it, but...

Here's a question nobody ever asks

Here on New Music Strategies, I’ve been posting the sort of questions I often get asked at seminars, conferences, lectures, and public events, and putting forward the answers I usually give. And then you come in with your perspectives on both the questions and...

Review this website

New Music Strategies has a sister site. It’s called New Music Ideas. It started life as a place where a handful of clever people – and me – investigated websites that claimed to be of use to musicians and people in the music business. We wrote...

How many social media platforms?!!!

Okay, so you’re on MySpace. And you’re probably on Facebook too. You might be using Twitter. You certainly should be. And then there are the other social media platforms – not the least of which is your blog. WordPress? Blogger? Vox? Mog? For music,...