articles Archive: Chris Cave
Live tweets from day 2 of Rethink Music Day
Touring as a musician on a shoestring budget is hard enough, but things really get tough when you have to return home from your tour with no steady job lined up. After all, the chances of you finding a job that allows you to come and go as you please for the purpose of touring is slim.
Written by Chris Cave | Posted in: on January 19, 2012
Of all the new Open Graph apps launched tonight, Ticketmaster’s new Facebook experience is the most impressive. Sure it can share that you’ve “bought” tickets, but lots of apps have similar publishing functionality. What makes Ticketmaster’s app cool is that it pulls your Facebook profile’s music app activity from services such as Spotify or Rdio, and recommends nearby concerts of artists you actually listen to, not just those you say you Like.
Written by Chris Cave | Posted in: on January 17, 2012
We’re still two months away from South by Southwest 2012, but today the schedule for the music portion went live, adding a slew of new names to the bill. Previously confirmed acts include Built to Spill, The Magnetic Fields, Talib Kweli, Against Me!, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Cloud Nothings, and a keynote speech by Bruce Springsteen.
Written by Chris Cave | Posted in: on January 11, 2012
COMMENTARY: In February 2006, shortly after Micahel Rapino took the helm of Live Nation, he shared his vision of what the company needed to do to grow the live music business. He spoke of an industry where the vast majority of tickets are sold online yet the majority of marketing is still done via traditional media; and consumers turned off by high ticketing fees, even higher ticket prices and a less than saticfacotry concert going experience.
Written by Chris Cave | Posted in: on January 09, 2012
Although U.S. sales were slightly less robust in the fourth quarter than they were in the preceding two quarters of this year, the market still managed to hold onto its first positive album sales growth year since 2004. Overall U.S. album sales rose 1.4% to 330.6 million units, up from 2010's total of 326.2 million units.
In this week's Kickstarter journal, Herra Terra talks about their strategy for a final push to promote their campaign, Kickstarter's rules on editing certain parts of a campaign, and what the band will do if they don't reach their funding goal. If you need some incentive before donating, check out some rough cuts of the songs to be recorded for the new EP in the player below! Indie Ambassador: So you have 10 days left in your campaign.
Written by Chris Cave | Posted in: on March 31, 2011
Here's a short and sweet video from Jeff Price over at tunecore. It drives home the fact that SoundExchange is your friend and you should register your band or project ASAP.
Written by Chris Cave | Posted in: on November 05, 2010
We'll keep it light today and end the week with some valuable touring advice from Thor Harris. I came across the list last night and knew that it had to be shared.