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Sola Rosa

The Ace Of Space by Sola Rosa I thought I’d try the Bandcamp ‘share’ widget right here on my New Music Strategies page for a few reasons. First, I’m doing some advisory work for Bandcamp (Disclaimer!), and I feel like I need to push this thing...

Should I use auto-friend-adders?

I get this question pretty much every time I go and speak somewhere. It’s generally about MySpace, but it also relates to anything like the automated friend adders, chat bots, scripts and automatic human being replacements in social networks. Essentially this is...

How long should music copyright be?

The ideal term of both recording rights and composer’s rights is five years. A five year renewable copyright term for recorded works and for compositions allows for people to continue to earn from their works, encourages the development of under-utilised assets, pours far more music into the public sphere for the good of culture, and provides opportunities for enterprise.

What websites should I be on? (Part 2)

Image via WikipediaI used to joke that the way to be successful in the music industry was to look at whatever the major labels were up to, and simply do the opposite. It’s getting to the point where that’s not really a joke anymore. I learned yesterday...

What websites should I be on? (Part 1)

When you’re thinking about ‘Getting your music out there’, there are quite a few choices. We’ve already covered MySpace, to a certain extent – though it’s worth mentioning a pretty good bit of coverage about How to Promote Yourself...