What’s In A Number: Can Streaming Really Be Worth $28 Billion? — Music Industry Blog

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Goldman Sachs just made some headlines with its assessment that Universal Music is worth $23.5 billion and that the paid streaming market will be worth $28 billion in 2030 (up from $3.5 billion in 2016 and close to double the size of the entire recorded music business in 2016). For a little bit of perspective, […]

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Sleep Signals – At the End of the World

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Founded in 2014, Sleep Signals have garnered a dedicated following through relentless touring, their explosive live performances, and their ability to blend catchy hooks with their high-energy songwriting style. When we say catchy hooks, they’ve got more than a fly fisherman’s tackle box.  Since hitting the road in early 2015, the band has played more than 175 shows in over twenty-five states, building a solid fan base across the USA

So it’s well worth checking out their album “At the End of the World”, (produced by Justin Rimer – Saving Abel, 12 Stones) which will be released on September 8, 2017 along with a scheduled “The Autumn Rebellion Tour” with “The Scars Heal In Time”.

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“At the End of the World” is something of a surprise as the band are touted as “rockers” but there’s a bit more to them than that.  True at their heart they are definitely rockers…

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Eliza Neals’ 10,000 Feet Below sails into music’s fourth quarter on high praise from media and radio

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She kneels before one of America’s truest art forms with an unconditional passion to give The Blues everything she’s got, Eliza Neals honors the gut wrenching, soul splitting intent the roots of contemporary blues represents with inspired songwriting
NEW YORKAug. 25, 2017 — “Another Lifetime,” “Cold Cold Night,” and “You Ain’t My Dog No More” from 10,000 Feet Below, have earned venerated praise from media across the US, the UK (and the world), as Sirius XM echoed music journalists’ opinions with chart-topping tenacity.
  • “Accomplished the near impossible,” American Blues Scene
  • “Simply breathtaking,” Blues Matters UK
  • “Blues-rock that’s powerful enough to knock you off your feet,” Blues Blast
  • “Album with imperceptible faults” Soul Bag France
  • “Tough-as-nails voice soars above the crowd,” Big City Blues
  • “We know she’s good and this album confirms it,” BluesNews Norway
  • “Should be tattooed on the soul of all you blues-rockers out there,” Blues…

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Singing in the Strain

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The crowd has arrived, the stage is set, the band is pumped. Meanwhile, behind the facade of the confident singer, nerves have begun to come unhinged. He/She has tried to down a couple drinks to relax and started doing some much needed warmups. To no avail they still just can not find that comfort zone. What to do…..

Nerves can get the best of any good singer and make them appear less of the vocal god that they really are. Here are a few tips to help get that confidence up and reduce the urgency to blow out your vocals in the first 3 songs of your set.

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PROBLEM: Can’t relax and produce clean notes in your higher range.

Here are several ideas for you that have proven effective for me. 1st the obvious. STRETCH. Relax everything. Try raising your shoulders and then while doing tail up and tail…

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Behind the Song – ACCEPTANCE

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Ahh, Acceptance. This song is my jam. The lyrics just came pouring out of me, because every single word was written from past personal experience: self-doubt, exhaustion, anxiety, depression, disorganization. More often than I care to admit, I feel like a big ole mess. I’m a very emotional person, and although I’m easily ecstatic and joyful, I’m also easily frazzled. I spent too many years as my own worst enemy, beating myself up over the smallest flaws. I have longed for the hyper-organized life: the home that smells like fresh-baked cookies, the neatly stacked storage bins, the color-coded spreadsheets. But those things aren’t my reality. My house smells like muddy dog and store-bought cookies, my closet looks like a tornado aftermath, and the sheer idea of Pinterest gives me heartburn.

I’ve struggled through a slew of disorders and obstacles, and although I’ve overcome SO much, I’ve recently learned to accept…

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Over 200 Labels & Artists Join Us in Donating Friday’s Profits to the Transgender Law Center

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Over 200 artists and labels have joined us in donating their share of sales tomorrow to the Transgender Law Center. We’ve done our best to list them all here, but if you’re a label or artist who will be making a donation, you can let people know by sharing your information in the comments below. Regardless of what you purchase, Bandcamp will be donating 100% of our share of the proceeds to the Transgender Law Center. The labels and artists listed below are making additional donations.

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This Friday, Stand With Bandcamp in Support of Trans Rights

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Bandcamp is a platform for artistic expression, and all manner of variance in experience and identity, including gender and sexuality, is welcome here. We support our LGBT+ users and staff, and we stand against any person or group that would see them further marginalized. This includes the current U.S. administration, and its recent capricious declaration that transgender troops will no longer be able to serve in the military. That this announcement was motivated in part to help fund the border wall exposes it as part of the administration’s cynical, discriminatory agenda.

In response, we will be donating 100% of our share of every sale on Friday, August 4th (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time) to the Transgender Law Center, a nonprofit organization that works tirelessly to change law, policy, and culture for the more equitable. TLC does critical policy advocacy and litigation on multiple fronts, fights for healthcare…

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