Category Archives: All Things Digital

Relating to developments and issues revolving around the digital scene.

First By The Post – Manual vs. Automatic Transmission to Social Media Sites

As Featured On EzineArticlesMost people when they go to buy a car look for something with an automatic transmission. That’s understandable. It’s one of the great innovations many of us have come to take for granted that makes driving just that much easier to deal with.

Navigating the intricate world of Internet marketing and social media is far more challenging than driving, so when an innovative tool comes along that promises to make our digital lives easier and more productive we are apt to want to adopt it, especially if it’s free.

One such tool that has drawn a lot of accolades and users is (more…)

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Yanked From YouTube – A Lesson For Independent Artists

You may have heard about the recent yanking from YouTube of teen starlet Rebecca Black’s video of her infamous song Friday. What you may not know is why it happened and the huge lesson that all aspiring artists should take from her experience. (more…)

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Dealing With Music Piracy In The Digital Age

I just read an intriguing news story out of Europe, where France is about to initiate a strategy to combat illegal downloading by partially subsidizing a music subscription download card for 18 to 25 year olds. This got me thinking again about the whole issue of piracy in the digital sphere. (more…)

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U.S. Court Reins In The Performing Rights Organizations

I admit I have a bone or two to pick with music rights collectives, in part because of their seeming penchant for ringing every last dime out of every possible revenue source and how that can sometimes end up hurting the independent recording artist, small labels and even songwriters. (more…)

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Whither The Ad-supported Free Music Sites?

“Wither” is the operative word, it seems, when it comes to retail music sites that rely solely on ad-based revenue.

Give music lovers what they want for free and get advertisers to pay the bill. That was an intriguing idea when it first sprouted in the digital music scene a few years back. (more…)

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No More Free Tunes on MySpace?

The word is out that the companies who control MySpace Music are looking at changing the site into a paid subscription model. Is this really any surprise, considering the fact it’s operated by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. in conjunction with the four major record labels? Murdoch’s been an avid proponent of making users pay for online media content for sometime, and we all know (more…)

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