Juggling Social Media Sites and the Music

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Estimates show that the average social user spends around 20% of their time on social media sites. How do people handle all of these different sites and the immense amount of social data that they encounter on a daily basis?

MizWalidah‘s insight:

Lions, Tigers and Bears or my! There are too many social media sites, too many choices and too little time to simultaneously promote and make music. The Future of Music 2010 research surveyed a small legion of independent artists to better understand how they make money. One question they were asked is if money was not an issue what woudl you want ot do less of. One of the top 3 answers were social media. If theyhad a choice they wouldn’t want to navigate the social pool and keep up with both the constant changes and the Jones.

 

This article speaks to this feeling of wanting to simplify the task of managing your social media presence. It suggests automation, which if you read my earlier post may not always be the best route. Sites liek Hootsuite are indeed helpful but in my opinion promote automation and the satifaction of feeling you are time managing your social media promotion. But the thing with social media sites is that they have different social environment. Why would someone follow you on Twitter i it is the same thing they get on facebook. Each social site needs to have its on identity and offer different things. That may sound like more work, but in the end may be less.

 

If you have to partition the culture of yoru band across sites thent eh less sites you have the better. In this case quality out ranks quantity. If you truly offer value on 1 or 2 social sites, with yoru website acting as homebase, than tyou will acquire and maintain the bulk of your fanbase. Remember people discover music  myriad of ways and these ways often cross referrence eachother. But the fans who actually come to the show, the active fans, they will know where to go becuase you will tell them at the show. You don’t want to tell them a long list of sites that you are on, you want to say one, maybe two and ideally just give them your website and from there link to Facebook, Twitter etc. 

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Ain’t this a nail for the coffin? : New rule limits NYC’s street musicians

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A city park tradition in which musicians have performed freely in Manhattan’s open spaces will be limited under a new rule that takes effect May 8 and classifies them as vendors.

MizWalidah‘s insight:

I just got a lump in my throat. Ain’t this a nail for the coffin? They are trying to departmentalize public culture in NYC with laws that build fences and herd our hearts in the same direction. Beginning May 8th, street musicians cannot perform in public unless they perform near a designated and limited number of medallions embedded in the concrete around the city. There are none in parks. Is all our music to live on Spotify. A tear just lept out my eye. 

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Report: Vinyls sales continue to grow despite streaming

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We speak to Rough Trade, Deezer and Parisian Record Store Souffle Continu for France 24 to talk about Record Store Day and the future of the music business.

MizWalidah‘s insight:

"The answer lies on stage" / "Its hard to turn clicks into cash" Understanding the power of the tangible is where music tech should move towards that is if they actually care about music culture.

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VIDEO: Daft Punk | Ok, uhm sampling live instruments ? Whoah, hooda thunk?

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This new Daft Punk record better change the game or it will will be the most recent anti-climatic moment in record making history.

MizWalidah‘s insight:

Ok, so I learned something during my stay in France, that most of the French music groups like Daft Punk and Air that have globally crossed over come from serious money and music connections in the family. This is not to belittle popular French music, but it leaves me curious that not more everyday folks have crossed over and represented France. Especially with all of the support that the arts receive in this country. What the hell is up with that? 

This new Daft Punk record better change the game or it will will be the biggest anti-climatic moment in record making history. Wow, the brilliant idea of recording music live and sampling it. Hooda thunk? Give me a break, that isn’t a new idea, but I hope the Daft Punk record is good just because I always want good music to rise to the top.

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REAL-TIME MUSIC CHARTS: One Social Media Blogger Speculates the Potential of the New Twitter Music App

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MizWalidah‘s insight:

Catherine P. Taylor of Social Media Insider speculates that Twitter’s new stand-alone music app will redefine Billboard style music charting in real-time. She thinks that Twitter will use technology from a company they acquired called We are Hunted; a little heard of music social media site that quantified what music was being discussed online. This could be interesting when thinking about how people try and find music. But I hope that Twitter’s filtering and categorizing of popular music on the web is more involved when trying to highlight popularity. Or maybe all it will reveal is nothing more than we already know by the number of Justin Beiber fans that are accounted for on Twitter. How will popularity be defined in real-time? For the purpose of discovery of new music how do prioritize our search criteria; quantitatively, qualitatively or selectively organize by taste? I don’t care that Justin Timberlake is discussed by 20 million people world wide. How is this new or useful information to someone looking for music more to the taste of Killer Mike or my own band St.Lô [shameless plus: [www.stlomusic.com ]?

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Digital Music News – Add Up Every Song Played. On Every Platform. And This Is What It Looks Like…

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MizWalidah‘s insight:

Traditional radio and Internet Radio are neck and neck where as my guess is that streaming services will mostlikey surpass traditional radio by 2014. The actual sale of music via CD and digital downloads is what independent artists rely on. COllectively downloads and CD sales equal the same consumption percentage found with radio. But what does this mean when the proeeds of onsumption are split completely different between sales and streaming royalties? Let it be noted that CD sales, the ast tangible platform for music only takes up 9% of the consumer market. NOw ask yourself how muh you are investing in the tangible sales of your next record?

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Music Ally Apps Report Q1 2013: 45 notable new music apps

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At Music Ally, we keep a close eye on new music apps released for iOS, Android and other mobile platforms throughout the year, from artist apps to discovery startups and beyond.

 

Here’s our roundup of some of the more inventive examples of apps that came out for the first time in Q1 2013, with our views on why they’re worth being aware of.

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