To reflect that, my new book Music in the Digital Age (above centre) contains a section that addresses and updates the 20 Things point by point.
The book is a work in progress, being written over the course of the year – but it’s being published as I write it, and you choose what to pay for it – from $0 to $100 (I recommend $1.99 but it’s entirely up to you).
The section I’ve just completed and published finally brings The 20 Things You Must Know About Music Online up to date – which means that I can now focus on other things. The next section I’m writing focuses on Music as Culture in the Digital Age, and will feature some fascinating case studies from around the world.
I’m also simultaneously publishing translations of the book. The German, Portuguese, Estonian and Greek versions are already online – and I have just published the Spanish version (above right) – coincidentally while I’m in Venezuela, a Spanish-speaking country, which is a nice bonus.
Okay – so you get the idea now: I point you at a website you might find useful, and you tell us whether it’s any good in the comments.
Today’s site is called My Music Source. Click on the image to visit it. Check it out, see what you think, then come back and write your thoughts here.
If you’re already using the site, we’d love to hear about your experiences of it.
Here’s what they say:
MyMusicSource offers you 3 ways to sell and license your music:
1. The 24/7 Music Catalog Submit your music for placement into our online Music Catalog so you can license it to producers of film, TV & advertising. 2. Producer Music Requests Submit your music directly to a specific Music Request posted by a producer. 3. Sell Music to Fans Sell your music directly to your fans and keep 85¢ on the dollar.
Online music licensing – worth a try? Are these the guys to get your song into a movie or TV show? Is 85% enough of a cut on a track sale? Is a 50/50 split on licensing a good deal? Let’s hear what you think in the comments.
Its aim is to provide useful resources, advice and strategies for innovation and success in the independent music sector in a rapidly changing technological environment.
NMS examines emerging technologies (and buzzwords) such as AI, blockchain, metaverse and 'Web 3.0', but focuses primarily on sustainability, music as a tool for social change, participation, equality and inclusion, and the ways in which music technologies can build better worlds.