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UK Music Forums - Music Industry Chat http://www.music.uk/forums/ Discuss all things related to the music industry here en Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:12:32 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.music.uk/forums/images/misc/rss.png UK Music Forums - Music Industry Chat http://www.music.uk/forums/ Fantastic FREE Musician Guides http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/250582-Fantastic-FREE-Musician-Guides?goto=newpost Thu, 02 Oct 2014 23:49:08 GMT Go to the CD Baby members sections to find some truly fantastic guides to help you navigate the choppy waters of the music business. These are FREE to everyone subscribing to their channel. Truly valuable resource. Good Luck Dr Duce :cool: Go to the CD Baby members sections to find some truly fantastic guides to help you navigate the choppy waters of the music business. These are FREE to everyone subscribing to their channel. Truly valuable resource.

Good Luck

Dr Duce

:cool: ]]>
Music Industry Chat Dr Duce http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/250582-Fantastic-FREE-Musician-Guides
<![CDATA[Workshop "The Business of Music in Germany" (September 1st-4th 2014) in Berlin]]> http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/250299-Workshop-quot-The-Business-of-Music-in-Germany-quot-(September-1st-4th-2014)-in-Berlin?goto=newpost Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:12:44 GMT Dear community,

we invite international artists, creatives, freelancer and young professionals to take part in this yearís programme of the Berlin Summer University of the Arts in Germany. Maybe the following workshop could be of interest to you:

Workshop "The Business of Music in Germany" (September 1st-4th 2014) in Berlin
Are you a recording artist, composer, songwriter, music publisher or manager and intend to operate on the German Music Market? This is a four-day seminar that focuses on the German music market with particular emphasis on recent developments in the recording industry, new marketing strategies, and licensing models. The seminar presents a series of lectures by top experts from the German music industry operating on the domestic market.
There will be also a special event on the Berlin Music Week with free acess to a Gold-Ticket.

Hope to see you in Berlin!
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ISRC code now officially supported in broadcast wav files http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/249954-ISRC-code-now-officially-supported-in-broadcast-wav-files?goto=newpost Tue, 20 May 2014 07:46:18 GMT Article about ISRC codes which can now be embedded in official capacity in .wav files. ISRC code can be officially embedded in broadcast wav (http://www.masteringmastering.co.uk/isrc-code-in-broadcast-wav-files.html) Article about ISRC codes which can now be embedded in official capacity in .wav files.

ISRC code can be officially embedded in broadcast wav ]]>
Music Industry Chat SafeandSound http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/249954-ISRC-code-now-officially-supported-in-broadcast-wav-files
Advice required for up and coming songwriter/musician http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/249794-Advice-required-for-up-and-coming-songwriter-musician?goto=newpost Mon, 24 Mar 2014 06:59:24 GMT Hello their, I am a guitarist - songwriter of 17 living in the UK. For a year now I have been in the process of writing and recording an album. All the music for the album has been recorded and I am now looking to have a session singer feature on the album. Unfortunately due to the financial... Hello their, I am a guitarist - songwriter of 17 living in the UK. For a year now I have been in the process of writing and recording an album. All the music for the album has been recorded and I am now looking to have a session singer feature on the album. Unfortunately due to the financial situation that I am in this is proving a difficult task. As this to me is a career as well as my craft i am eager to see if there are any funding opportunities from organisations and charitable trusts that I am eligible for. My Dad is on working tax credit and I have financial aid for full time education on my music tech course at college.
I am seeking a grant to fund this project, this will be an important step in my music career as this album will be a part of my promotional toolkit opening doors not just for distribution.

This post wasn't for promotion but if anyone is interested you can here a short album teaser via my pages:

www(DOT)facebook(DOT)com/kaydehillmusic
www(DOT)artistecard(DOT)com/kaydehill

Thanks
Kayde Hill ]]>
Music Industry Chat kaydehillmusic http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/249794-Advice-required-for-up-and-coming-songwriter-musician
<![CDATA[new music Karolina-$lim "WWYB"]]> http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/249731-new-music-Karolina-lim-quot-WWYB-quot?goto=newpost Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:00:59 GMT ]]> Music Industry Chat Karolina-Slim http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/249731-new-music-Karolina-lim-quot-WWYB-quot UK Artists, could you help me with some research please? http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/248987-UK-Artists-could-you-help-me-with-some-research-please?goto=newpost Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:46:44 GMT Hi Guys,

My name is Steven and I'm in the process of setting up a small business aimed at helping the Independent music community. I'm conducting some market research to analyse the online promotional habits of UK Artists, in particular the way in which the services provided by the various social networks are leveraged.

I'd appreciate it very much, if you could possibly take 5 minutes out of your day to complete a short survey for me? There's also a chance of winning a £10 iTunes voucher. if your interested, send me a Message as i'm not yet allowed to post a link.

Alternatively, reply to this thread with information about the types of promotion you do online. Any and all information you could provide me with would be awesome.


I really appreciate your help ]]>
Music Industry Chat Soundfuse http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/248987-UK-Artists-could-you-help-me-with-some-research-please
<![CDATA[Hyponik presents: Clouds 'Ghost System Rave' Album Launch Party]]> http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/248810-Hyponik-presents-Clouds-Ghost-System-Rave-Album-Launch-Party?goto=newpost Fri, 10 May 2013 12:50:17 GMT Clouds-Facebook-banner.jpg

As part of Turbo Recordings' 'New Jack Techno' fraternity, 21 and 22 year old Scots Calum Macleod and Liam Robertson, aka Clouds, represent a young, exciting force in the future of techno. The pair stepped onto the scene in 2010, gaining the honour of the first release on Fake Blood's newly formed Blood Music imprint, and their tough, electro-leaning style quickly caught the ear of Tiga. In the time since the boys have notched up releases on both Turbo and its sister label Twin Turbo. Now firmly in the realms of driving and inventive club techno, Clouds have gained the support of many scene heavyweights, from Richie Hawtin and Marcel Dettmann to the Chemical Brothers and Boys Noize and with material forthcoming this year on Gary Beck's new 'Overlee Assembly' imprint.

2013 also sees the release of their debut LP 'Ghosts System Rave', a 14-track album recorded in a barn in the Scottish highlands and due for release June 10th on Turbo. To mark the occasion Clouds will be throwing a launch party in conjunction with Hyponik, at Basing House, Shoreditch on June 15th. Joining them is a selection of the UK's young techno elite, with Tessela's broken bass excursions complemented by the abrasive sounds of Pennyroyal signee and fellow Turbo affiliate J.Tijn, plus the debut show from Civil Music upstart Ore.


Line-up /
Clouds

Tessela

J.Tijn

Ore (Debut Set)

Event
RA Tickets: Hyponik presents: Clouds 'Ghost System Rave' Album Launch Party at Basing House, London

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Music Industry Chat Hyponik_ http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/248810-Hyponik-presents-Clouds-Ghost-System-Rave-Album-Launch-Party
Looking for some music insight from the masses! http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/248400-Looking-for-some-music-insight-from-the-masses!?goto=newpost Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:59:22 GMT Hi guys,

I am from the United Kingdom business student, and currently doing a dissertation on whether digital piracy is the primary link towards 'declines' in the music industry as reported frequently by RIAA.

Below is a link to an online survey, should only take two mins and I would really appreciate some insight, it's really difficult to find places to share this in a diverse atmosphere!

Thank you in advance, and hey, maybe I'll spark some discussion and I'll share some stuff I've found out up to now.

surveymonkey dot com /s/5XRYTWN <<< Sorry, just registered and can't post links yet!

ABOUT THIS SURVEY: The results of this survey are to be used in a study investigating the primary link that music piracy harbours against the decline in music sales progressively since the introduction of peer-to-peer networking and other forms of digital piracy. Please answer all questions honestly, all data from participants will be kept entirely confidential and no personal information will be used. ]]>
Music Industry Chat JamieReader http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/248400-Looking-for-some-music-insight-from-the-masses!
Calling all musicians any background/age/genre http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/248233-Calling-all-musicians-any-background-age-genre?goto=newpost Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:34:11 GMT I am new to this website and was unsure whether this is the right category to be posting this, basically I am a student who is writing a dissertation on how the internet has provided opportunities for unsigned musicians to improve their exposure/revenue. As part of the dissertation I need to... I am new to this website and was unsure whether this is the right category to be posting this, basically I am a student who is writing a dissertation on how the internet has provided opportunities for unsigned musicians to improve their exposure/revenue.

As part of the dissertation I need to collect some data, I am looking for musicians of any genre and any age to do my questionnaire. The only requirement I do have is to only respond to this survey if you make your own music, and have earned money through doing so

It is a short anonymous questionnaire and if you would like to do it please follow the below links Thank-you!

w.surveymonkey.com/s/KSD6KRV
w.surveymonkey.com/s/KS7KRQ8
w.surveymonkey.com/s/ZSJR2CM ]]>
Music Industry Chat Slatersam1117 http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/248233-Calling-all-musicians-any-background-age-genre
song rights question http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/247971-song-rights-question?goto=newpost Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:16:21 GMT I think I know the answer to this but need confirmation.... Our band made 2 albums but only the first was released. We are no longer signed to the record company. We were signed to a different publishing company and are still members of PRS. Q: If we wanted to re-record any of the songs... I think I know the answer to this but need confirmation....

Our band made 2 albums but only the first was released.
We are no longer signed to the record company.
We were signed to a different publishing company and are still members of PRS.

Q: If we wanted to re-record any of the songs from those albums
we would be free to do this as the record company only owns the recordings
They do not own the songs so we would be free to re-record and release any of them again.

Obviously the record company spent money promoting us but they would not have the power to recoup any of that money via the sales of our re-recorded songs.

Is that correct?

thanks
Pete ]]>
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Pay to Enter Competition http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/247762-Pay-to-Enter-Competition?goto=newpost Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:20:54 GMT received a press release a couple of days ago from a beat sample website that is about to launch. to launch the site with a BOOM, they are putting on a comp... sounds good yeah? standard practice to gain eyes to the website... only thing is, WE HAVE TO PAY TO ENTER... would you pay for such... received a press release a couple of days ago from a beat sample website that is about to launch.

to launch the site with a BOOM, they are putting on a comp... sounds good yeah? standard practice to gain eyes to the website... only thing is, WE HAVE TO PAY TO ENTER...

would you pay for such a prize of headphones(generic), software(generic) or musical instruments(generic)

the only thing i would say to this website is you are almost doing it right... just don't ask people to pay for the privilege.

what do you think? ]]>
Music Industry Chat matthewearly84 http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/247762-Pay-to-Enter-Competition
hello, Iíve been using music practice software http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/247585-hello-Iíve-been-using-music-practice-software?goto=newpost Fri, 14 Dec 2012 06:31:05 GMT hello, Iíve been using music practice software since Iíve started known music, but cannot find any pointing option in my music software granary. Is there any such software that I can get here? hello, Iíve been using music practice software since Iíve started known music, but cannot find any pointing option in my music software granary. Is there any such software that I can get here? ]]> Music Industry Chat johan.jack http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/247585-hello-Iíve-been-using-music-practice-software My songwriting and I. http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/247485-My-songwriting-and-I?goto=newpost Wed, 05 Dec 2012 17:37:55 GMT Hi, I'm Maria. I am 13 years old and from Northern Ireland. I love to sing and write songs. I just want someone to notice me, to tell me what the next step from here is, to even offer to listen to my songs and give me advice, it could be anyone, a record label, an artist or an ordinary person. You probably think i'm just a girl who wants fame, but i'm so much more. I have always loved singing, and it's what I want to do. (I love acting also, but anyway.) Please reply if you are interested, it would mean a lot.
Thank you for your time.
Maria x ]]>
Music Industry Chat MariaD13 http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/247485-My-songwriting-and-I
I need better performance in future with helping software http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/247482-I-need-better-performance-in-future-with-helping-software?goto=newpost Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:11:15 GMT I need better performance in future with helping software. This is really important for me. Any suggestions will be appreciated please. I need better performance in future with helping software. This is really important for me. Any suggestions will be appreciated please. ]]> Music Industry Chat andrewjames2 http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/247482-I-need-better-performance-in-future-with-helping-software MIC Taiwan: Discussing the Future Of Taiwan Music In The World http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/247417-MIC-Taiwan-Discussing-the-Future-Of-Taiwan-Music-In-The-World?goto=newpost Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:51:25 GMT Taiwan is a country that has consistently pulled above its weight, and it's culture is no exception. While there are only 23 million inhabitants living in this sub-tropical island, Taiwan is Greater China's (Mainland, Hong Kong & Taiwan) culture superpower with revenues from domestic TV, film and pop music industries reaching US$45 billion in 2009. Its dominance of the pop music industry has produced the sector's top earning stars such as Jolin, A-Mei and Jay Chow, with over 85% of the music listened to in Greater China being produced in Taiwan.

While Taiwan is not alone in culturally pulling-above-its-weight on the world stage - think Canada, Sweden and South Korea - it finds itself facing some unique challenges in an increasingly competitive environment. Taiwan has always had to compete with Japanese Pop culture since the 70s, however, now Korean Pop (K-Pop) has grown within East and South East Asia's cross-regional musical phenomena. This has pushed countries across the region, notably Singapore and China, to invest in developing their soft power, ie., global cultural reach.

But it is the Mainland that presents the greatest challenges and opportunities for Taiwan. Take just one statistic - a survey in 2011 found that Taiwan had 2.9 million smartphone users, however, China is estimated to have 100 times as many users and continues to grow rapidly. 2013 is also likely to be a landmark year for China's music industry as the government is to begin rolling out a new model to clamp down on piracy and track usage, enabling royalty payments to creators. As one expert consulting the Chinese government on digital music standards recently told me, "Perhaps next year, music will no longer be free in China." This tremendous opportunity, of course, also presents Taiwan with its greatest challenge of holding its lead in the sector as the Mainland's music industry inevitably develops.


MIC Taiwan Speakers

This was the context for the Music Industry Conference (MIC) Taiwan held at the Sunworld Dynasty Hotel in November. Since 2010, Taiwan's Government Information Office has been increasing its support of Taiwan artists performing in the West. MIC, on the other hand, gathered international expertise for an open discussion on key issues to form the building blocks of Taiwan pop music's international development, including:

* Artistic collaboration between Taiwanese and Western artists, from songwriting and co-production, to live events and touring.
* Investments in music education and curriculum, particularly of music professionals through training and certification
* Digital platform: mobile & web audiovisual stream business collaboration


Wow! Even my Chinese name is long.

I had the opportunity to participate in several of the panels, so I wanted to share some of my takeaways from the forum.

I often have "discussions" with individuals knowledgeable about Asian Pop as to its potential crossover in the West. While Psy on the surface appears to bolster that potential (Billboard's Rob Schwartz laid out an interesting 5 step plan Psy would need to take to go from fad to star in the US), I still contend that Asian and Western Pop are very different animals and not very translatable in the respective markets. Even in Asia, Western Pop lags far behind K-Pop, J-Pop and C-Pop (with the exception of the Philippines where US Pop is dominant).

As such, if Taiwanese acts want to branch out internationally, collaborating with their Western counterparts will be key. First off, they need to come equipped with English songs. Apart from the odd exception ("88 Luftballons" in my day), Americans just don't get down with foreign-language lyrics. K-Pop has understood this and is responding with English-language releases in 2013 from major acts like The Wonder Girls.


MIC Taiwan speakers meeting with Minitry of Culuture Official

But this demands research and collaborating with the right people. Iggy Dahl and Hayden Bell, one of the most successful European songwriting duos in Asia noted at the conference the amount of time and research invested in understanding the difference between Asian and Western pop song structure. The same would be true for Taiwanese performing artists wanting to release music in the US.

A particularly untaped and challenging sector is the live music market. Having myself promoted several Taiwanese showcases in New York and Paris, I can attest to the potential audiences from the Chinese expat and immigrant community. But in order to go beyond those niche audiences (and the casinos of Atlantic City and Mohegan), Taiwanese acts will have to develop a broad collaborative strategy with their Western counterparts, from recordings and music videos to live production - what I would call an integrated collaborative strategy.


Simple Plan with Kelly Cha

The opportunity for Western acts are potentially even bigger as this would provide them with relatively easy access to the Chinese market. I gave at the conference the example of Simple Plan, which put together different versions of their song "Jet Lag" with other female stars from around the world, including a Chinese version with Kelly Cha.

Of course, the ability of Taiwanese artists (or those from other nationalities) to monetize their success in China has been problematic. While Taiwan artists account for over 70% of ticket sales in the Mainland, digital piracy has stunted their true earnings potential. While they dominate the world's largest music market by listeners, they have relatively little to show for it in sales or royalties - thus the interest in Western markets such as the US.

While things on the copyright side in China are improving, we've long learned in the US that it is striking the right business/user model that leads to success and revenues (see Apple). Several speakers, including Ed Yen from the Pop Music Project Office and a-Peer Holding Group CEO Thomas Olscheske, noted new policies by the Chinese government that will lay the foundation for a legal digital music market to develop. Bill Zang, the chairman of the China Music Industry Committee and VP of Shanghai Synergy Culture & Entertainment Group, emphasized the agreements his group achieved with several of the major digital stakeholders (both online and mobile) allowing them to provide full transparency for copyright holders - a constant complaint for international artists trying to figure out their royalties.

But Ed Yen explained how transparency goes well beyond royalty payments. Locked in that data are the keys to identifying emerging talent, providing it with the proper direction driven by real market data that consequently will be attractive to advertisers and brands. Importantly, this would also be the first global platform allowing brands to leverage campaigns on a worldwide scale. Imagine an A-Mei-Coldplay World Tour, sponsored by Perrier, with digital assets beamed worldwide to fans through the leading digital platform, its usage monitored and analyzed for the benefit of the sponsor, and thus better monetized by the artists.

Finally, an industry is only as good as the people that make it. It is the aspirations and hard work not only of the talent, but professionals that support and nurture them that create a thriving industry. So let me start by sharing a disturbing statistic: the proportion of Taiwanese music students that are eventually employed in a music-related industry is only 30%. This is to some extent because a music industry career was traditionally built on climbing the ladder from the bottom (roadie, DJ,...) rather than getting a degree. In our industry, we've largely learned by doing - the more we do, the more we learn, the higher we climb the ladder.

In the US, while music business/management as well as audio engineering programs have blossomed, schools from Berklee to Full Sail have also emphasized continuing education and career development. Full Sail reports that career placement rates range by degree from 70-97%. But as ex-Pink Floyd manager and IMMF Founder Peter Jenner noted, "I'm afraid of certifications and degrees." While investments in education are essential, aspiring music professionals need to embrace the indie's DIY credo, go beyond education and get their hand dirty in the field. As such, where education can be the most effective is where it melds academics with real-life professional experience. ]]>
Music Industry Chat dengelmusic http://www.music.uk/forums/showthread.php/247417-MIC-Taiwan-Discussing-the-Future-Of-Taiwan-Music-In-The-World