Off The Record Podcast Ep. 7 Yo Yo Mosh

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Follow-up:
1. Bandcamp

  • Name Your Own Price tool.
  • Bands get emails from supporters, unlike on Facebook.
  • Older labels like Jade Tree, Deathwish, Polyvinyl taking advantage.
  • The Last.fm of today?

2. Amazon Prime Music

  • Free for all Prime subscribers at $99/year.
  • Has 1,000,000 songs to start.
  • No Universal Music Group artists like blink-182, Jay Z, New Found Glory, Lady Gaga.
  • Web app is clunky, iOS app is useable.
  • Serves Amazon, not the artist.
  • An Amazon Smartphone may be coming.

One Year Or I’m Out

  • Bands needing “one year” to see if they’ve gotten enough popularity to make it worth continuing on for.
  • Geoff Rickly on Worst Gig Ever.
  • Often the first year ends up just being needed groundwork.
  • Fans must support those bands like Spraynard or Algernon before they’re gone.

Yo Yo Mosh

  • You Mosh, You Crowd Surf
    You Get Hurt
    We Get Sued
    No More Warped Tour
  • In relation to EDC and PSAs.
  • What’s the end game?

Warped Tour’s Woman Problem

  • Only 20 percent of the 120-plus acts include at least one female.
  • If you count the female population of the bands on an individual level, women make up only 6 percent of the tour.
  • Kevin Lyman’s quotes hurt the point of the article itself.
  • 6 women on Alternative Press cover in 3 years. 2 out of 5 times have been Hayley Williams.
  • The business of Warped versus the business of a magazine, and their duties.

Recommendations: Hey AnnaCreativity, Inc.

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OFF THE RECORD 006: I’LL GIVE YOU $100 TO LIKE MY POST

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The Evolution of Streaming

  • Last.fm’s failed potential and streaming.
  • The gold rush hasn’t happened yet.
  • Pandora’s slow decline.
  • Rdio: Recent Activity, Top Charts, New Releases Recommendations.
  • Spotify: Top Lists, Discover, Browse.
  • Spotify has 10 million paid US subscribers.
  • Beats and Apple might be the mainstream push needed.

The Decline of Facebook Page Engagement

Anniversary Shows and Tours

  • Thoughts on ten year tours versus “year seven” anniversaries.
  • Emotion versus money grabs.
  • Young bands playing their albums in full.
  • An older band’s set list responsibility.
  • Brand New does it right.

Recommendations: Ryan Holidays’s The Obstacle Is The WayMatter Of Time by Kevin Devine, Everything In Transit by Jack’s Mannequin.

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OFF THE RECORD 005: HOW TO CONTROL YOUR LEAKAGE

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Follow-up:

When albums leak

Being multi-faceted in the music industry

  • Three jobs in the music industry can equal one “normal” job.
  • Luke O’Neil and the potential income of a freelance writer.
  • The benefits of having multiple jobs.
  • The pitfalls of having multiple jobs.
  • Finding the balance point between not enough and utter disaster.

The Unmentioned Perks of the Beats/Apple Acquisition Deal

Recommendations: David Lynch’s Catching The Big FishRented World by The Menzingers, Let It Enfold You by Senses Fail.

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Off The Record Podcast Ep. 4: Keep Getting Them Checks

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College and The Music Industry

  • If you want to be in the music industry, should you go to college?
  • Should you go to college and get a music industry degree?
  • Purgatory of college.
  • Location versus reality.
  • Tuition and debt.

Why is the music industry hurting those who make it possible?

  • Slate: Why don’t more unpaid interns protest?
  • Jesse is stopping studio internships.
  • PropertyOfZack has volunteer writers.
  • College and interning.
  • The future of interning.

Should blink-182 go on a hiatus, again?

  • A reunion in 2009 versus 2014.
  • Believe in the new music, or don’t make it.
  • Why blink-182 should go on a hiatus, again.
  • Did the fans get what they wanted?
  • Just tour.

Recommendations: Charmer by Tigers Jaw, 100 Words Or LessThe Dance Of RealityAmerican Football (original) by American Football, WTF With Marc Maron and Shepard Fairey.

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Off The Record Podcast Ep. 3: Mo Wax, Mo Problems

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Follow-up:

  • One Direction do have top 40 hits.
  • Lefsetz is not always right. (Or, Lefsetz is mostly wrong).

Cartel, Chroma, Enjoy The Ride of Wax Dramatics 

How do you like your vinyl? Marketed

  • Midtown versus Knuckle Puck (in speed of sales, not punk).
  • Marketing the excitement of a release.
  • #BTR001 marketing.
  • Next day pre-ordering.

What is the job of a record label in 2014?

  • The journey of needed-to-not-needed-to-needed.
  • Different sized labels, different functions.
  • New Found Glory sign to Hopeless.

Recommendations: Sad musicInto It. Over It.Death Cab For CutiePop CultivationDifficult MenWashed Up Emo.

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Send Emails At 2PM Tuesday – Thursday For The Best Chance Of Reply

MailChimp, one of the most popular email services out there, shared some really cool data about how to get your email newsletters read. If you want your emails read you should send them on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. As well, people are most likely to read and respond to emails between 2 PM and 5PM, when most people are probably at their desks. So use your mail provider’s scheduler to send your important blasts at these hours. Read more here.


Off The Record Podcast #2 ‘N Sync Running Down A Beach Naked

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Pop-punk and mainstream success. 5 Seconds Of Summer or something else?

“The Problem With Music” has been solved by the internet

Apple reportedly buying Beats

Recommendations: Palo Alto,Slint and Breadcrumb TrailDemos by Jai Paul, Forgettable by Sorority Noise, Summer Death by Marietta.

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How To Handle When Your Recording Goes Wrong

JesseCannon_MixingRock_Email_Blog_561x280When You Need To Retrack, Remix or Remaster Your Record

Sadly, like everything else in life, everything doesn’t always goes as planned when making a record. Throughout my years as a record producer, mixer and mastering engineer I have been the person who is called to save the day when things go wrong with a recording. Unfortunately, many times when I get this call, the solution the management and act has determined is the cause of the problem isn’t always the one that will save this record from being an unlistenable mess.

In order to know what to do when a record goes wrong often takes years of experience and an acute understanding of the process of making records. Thankfully, there are a few common mishaps that can easily point you in the direction to go, to make sure you properly rescue your record.

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How To Promote Your Music On Beats Music

Beats_Music_LogoBeats Music (beatsmusic.com), formerly MOG, is a streaming service similar to Rdio and Spotify. Launching in early 2014, the new kid on the block packs the power of having some of the biggest names in the business behind it, including Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Trent Reznor, Trent Reznor and visual genius Rob Sheridan. While this is impressive, Beats carries a nearly identical catalog to Spotify and Rdio, but does offer an amazing graphical interface along with some other fun features.

Promoting Your Music On Beats - You can use TuneCore, CD Baby, Distrokid and ReverbNation to aggregate your music to Beats. Once it’s there, Beats takes care of the rest. The big difference between Beats and the rest is they pride themselves on their curated playlists. Having your music on the service allows you to be added to these playlists and have fans share them with their friends.

You can also make playlists and link them all across the Internet. This is as easy making a playlist and then clicking the chain link button or Tweeting and Facebook sharing it from the page you’re on. You can make a playlist of your discography, your local scene or even your friend’s music and link the page on your website or on your social networks. Like Rdio and Spotify, you can also link to any album by clicking the above-mentioned buttons. Use Beats to promote your record on your site and give fans a free way to listen to your music on the service.

Selling Merch On Beats Music – Using TopSpin’s ArtistLink you can setup merch to be sold on Beats Music (setting it up allows you to do the same on Spotify as well). This means when fans see your page and enjoy your music you can easily like them to your merch store to sell to them.