Why Is The Music Industry Still Dead In 2013?

In the sixties music was fresh, rebellious and exciting. New artists were being discovered and given media coverage. It was an exciting time and an antidote to the ‘boring’ mainstream. In the late seventies, punk created a similar tidal wave and the DIY ethic lasted well into the eighties. Then we hit the dead zone. ...

Whitechapel Guitarist Alex Wade Compares Music to Fast Food!

Whitechapel guitarist Alex Wade has complained that dwindling music industry royalties don’t make sense. Why will punters pay $10 for a fast food meal (quote) ‘that’s full of shit made by someone who doesn’t give a damn about them and it’s gone in 10 minutes, but won’t spend $10 on a CD that is someone’s ...

Dropshard release remixed versions of 1st 2 EP’s on Aurovine

Italian prog metal outfit Dropshard have released remixed versions of their first 2 EP’s for the first time at Aurovine. Following on from the success of their Anywhere But Home album (Sonic Vista Label 2011) the band have seen an increasing demand for their services both in the studio and in a live environment. DSI ...

Aurovine For Fans – Launched Today! Listen, Rate & Share!

Aurovine For Fans - Launched Today! Listen, Rate & Share!
We’ve been listening to both artist and fan feedback at Aurovine and today we launch a unique and interactive way for fans to engage with the platform and help bands with some fun and cool features. We’re the only online music site to have a quick and easy Listen Rate and share system. In a ...

When did the Music Industry’s Heart Break?

The interesting thing about the animated GIF above is not so much that it tells us anything new. More a case of the stark way the rise and fall of CD’s has taken place in such a smooth and constant way. If ever we needed proof that it is technology that impacts the biggest shifts ...

Internet Guide To Making Money For Musicians – Part Three – Email Marketing

Internet Guide To Making Money For Musicians - Part Three - Email Marketing
If you have ever thought email was a waste of time and only saw spam, it’s time to give up making music and get a job in the civil service. Email marketing is key to building your fan base and you already know building your fan base is the key to everything right? Once you ...

You don’t need a major label, you need fans

An interesting story appeared on Techcrunch yesterday. The unsigned Alex Day released an album at the same time as Justin Timberlake and recorded better sales on iTunes. How could this happen? Timberlake has major label marketing and promo around the globe. On paper it’s impossible. What is Alex Day’s secret? There isn’t one. He just ...

Internet Guide To Making Money for Musicians – Part Two 1

Internet Guide To Making Money for Musicians - Part Two
WHICH MUSIC PLATFORM SHOULD I USE? This is the second part in our series of guides for musicians on the subject of how to maximise your returns from your music online. In this article we’ll concentrate on sites that give you maximum returns for your sales. In terms of % share the best 3 sites ...

Internet Guide to Making Money for Musicians – Part One 1

READ THE CONTRACT or T&C PAGE!!! This is the first in our series of guides for musicians on the subject of how to maximise your returns from your music online. Before we get into the nitty gritty of the how, why and what, I thought we’d start with reference to a salutary tale indicating the ...

Fundervine helps musicians get cash to make an album

Fundervine helps musicians get cash to make an album
Fundervine is a new crowdfunding platform for music and film projects. If you’ve never heard of crowdfunding it enables bands and filmmakers to raise funds to make a film or album and numerous other things that you may otherwise have to find the cash from your own pocket. Users can simply register, create a project ...