‘Teachers Guide To Music, Media, And Copyright’ Review

James Frankel recently wrote a book released on Hal Leonard titled “Teachers Guide to Music, Media, and Copyright”. It sparked my interest, as I am a big fan of Larry Lessig and Creative Commons, and have self published my own CD of music, as well as written many works for media projects, so I decided […]

Twitter Brings Back @Replies After Uproar

Today, Twitter did the dumbest thing ever, and took away @Replies from people. Then finally, after the community uproar decided to retract their steps and bring it back. As a marketing and social media guy specializing in music, I always keep a close eye to how these companies do things. I always think that these […]

Napster Killed The Pirate-Star

…Or maybe Napster created the Pirate Star. Either way, people have always stole music and art, but this became a common problem when Napster allowed ‘mass file sharing’. As a result – literally overnight – founder/creator Shawn Fanning changed the music world forever. People no longer were handing off burned CD’s to one or two […]

Music Distribution Sites And More

CD Baby: The #1 online music distributor. Costs $35 to set up, and they keep only $4 per CD you sell. So you set the price of your work, set it up, and market it. CD Baby does the rest. I can personally say that CD Baby is a fantastic service – one that I […]

Free Music You Never Heard

Last Fm. Based on what you listen to, Last.fm recommends you new music. Think of it as a brain that listens to what you listen to and tells you what you’re missing out on! Its obvious your friends are a lot like you. You all dress the same, talk the same, and listen to the […]

RIAA Abandons Lawsuits While 95% Of Music Is Illegally Downloaded

Hmmm…. coincidence? Gizmodo published an article claiming that 95% of downloaded music is pirated which comes at an interesting time considering that the RIAA just announced last week that they are uplifting lawsuits. Well, now as we enter the New Media age, things are changing… quickly. Today’s music is from independent artists. The internet is […]

Radio’s Worst Year In Over A Half Century

Last month Andrew Winistorfer of Prefix Mag reported that Sirius XM had serious troubles to take care of in this new media world. Its stock prices were at $0.16 a share. In addition, it was recently reported that terrestrial radio is having its worst year… in decades. Yes – we’re in a recession of sorts, […]

Why Creative Commons Rocks!

Creative Commons is the new Copyright. I refer to it as Copyright 2.0 Why is this important, well, because my music is licensed Creative Commons which allows people to use my music, mash it up, and do what they want with it. Here’s the license which allows you to remix, mash-up, do whatever you like. […]

‘Circles’ Creative Commons Student Video!

This video takes advantage of my Creative Commons License! Awesome! Plus the video is pretty cool too. Big Ups to Cash4freeonline for posting this! I’m sure there’s other Youtube mashups, but this one is cool! ‘Circles’ is available Here.