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Bas Kruijssen: How Crowdfunding can help Labels… and vice versa

For Black Hole Recordings' new media manager, crowdfunding platforms and labels can co-exist and thrive

Lukas Camenzind DIY

Lukas Camenzind: Why DIY musicians should avoid the ‘tool trap’

Ideas will always be more important than online tool choices, argues the founder of digital marketing agency Posteram

On Soundcloud

News Review: The long, hard road to music monetisation

Streams are up, downloads are down... so where does this leave the music industry? And how can technology help?

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Alison Lamb: Music campaigns must put the fan at the fore

How Flipagram, JamCam, Shazam and other mobile apps are fostering creativity in fan campaigns, according to SO Recordings' product manager

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Andrew Dubber: Technology IS the music industry

Music Tech Fest's director explains why the real opportunity for music now lies in the culture of digital environments

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Outside the Box: A Beyond Music Entertainment review, issue 9

Did you know Google has usurped Apple to the throne of the world’s most valuable brand in 2014?

Alison Lamb music identification

Alison Lamb: Why music identification could make the difference for the musicbiz

SO Recordings' product manager explains how Shazam and other identification tools have come to play a crucial part in the music industry

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News Review: Can indies get a fair deal on tech platforms?

The YouTube furore; Soundcloud equity issues; the Walkman's high-res renaissance and more in our first ever industry digest!

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Interview: Indiloop’s Kahlil Ashanti: “Trying to get it right first time harms success”

MidemLab 2014 finalist Indiloop aims “to democratise the remix and become the Instagram of music,” no less!

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Interview with AIM & WIN’s Alison Wenham: “The future is bright, the future is indie!”

The chairman/CEO of the Association of Independent Music explains how indies can thrive in a digital world