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GRAMMY Showcase Call for Entries!

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CALL FOR ENTRIES!

Entry Deadline: April 21, 2017
Showcase: June 8, 2017

CLICK HERE TO ENTER
GRAMMY Showcases have built a successful track record of exposing new emerging talent to industry professionals and fans. This is your opportunity to perform live at the Los Angeles GRAMMY Showcase.

To enter and for a complete list of rules and regulations, click here.
The event is open to unsigned artists and/or artists without major label distribution

I’m Going To Start Trolling My Music Creator Friends, But Not How You’d Think…

I’m going to start trolling my music creator friends.

Not by commenting on their “check out my new release posts.” 

No. 

I’m going to troll them by capturing the royalties that they WILLINGLY leave on the table by refusing to be more proactive when it comes to the business of music.

The independent music community turns its collective back on nearly a billion dollars in unclaimed royalties and unlicensed usage every year from domestic and international sources, despite the fact that artists are generally distributing music wider and further across more varied platforms and apps than ever before.

If you’re going to leave money on the table, I’ll go ahead and pull up a seat and take your share.

Music Subscriptions Passed 100 Million In December. Has The World Changed?

Brief, yet interesting, data-driven analysis on the impact of streaming.

Music Industry Blog

In streaming’s earlier years, when doubts prevailed across the artist, songwriter and label communities, one of the arguments put forward by enthusiasts was that when streaming reached scale everything would make sense. When asked what ‘scale’ meant, the common reply was ‘100 million subscribers’. In December, the streaming market finally hit and passed that milestone, notching up 100.4 million subscribers by the stroke of midnight on the 31st December. It was an impressive end to an impressive year for streaming, but does it mark a change in the music industry, a fundamental change in the way in which streaming works for the music industry’s numerous stakeholders?

Streaming Has Piqued Investors’ Interest

The streaming market was always going to hit the 100 million subscriber mark sometime around now, but by closing out the year with the milestone it was ahead of schedule. This was not however entirely surprising as the…

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Dae Bogan’s New Year 2017 Announcements

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I am excited to share with you some new developments and updates for 2017:
 
– My music rights tech startup, TuneRegistry, will launch version 1.1 with new features in the coming weeks. Learn more at http://www.tuneregistry.com.
 
– I have joined the advisory board of two interesting music industry startups: ethr (ethr is a live feed service, allowing anyone to listen to the same music – friends, influencers, or celebrities are listening to, live, in real time. Learn more at http://www.ethrmusic.com) and Spectrvm (The Spectrvm pack lets you physically feel live music by vibrating the bass frequencies throughout your body in real time. Learn more at http://www.spectrvm.co).
 
– I am an advisor to the founder of FestEvo (Our app centralizes all the tools FestivalGoers need to have their best festival yet.Explore lineups, discover artists, customize schedules #FestivalBetter. Learn more at http://www.featevo.com) on a number of music festival related ventures.
 
– I have co-developed and will co-instruct a class on innovation and entrepreneurship in the music industry to graduate students earning a master of arts degree at CSUN Music Industry Administration.
 
– I will expand my role as Innovation Fellow at the UCLA Center for Music Innovation and I will potentially develop and teach a new course on music industry entrepreneurship at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music for Summer 2017.
 
– I will launch a series of online music business courses and a DIY music business workshop series in Spring 2017.
 
– I will provide business and career mentorship to indie artists and music entrepreneurs, and I will moderate a panel on music rights and metadata at SXSW. If you’re going to SXSW Music, add my panel to your schedule http://schedule.sxsw.com/2017/events/PP62361.
 
– I will organize more gatherings this year for Southern California Music Industry Professionals, a network of music industry professionals that I lead.
 
– I will increase my work with The Recording Academy / The GRAMMYs, specifically in the Advocacy division where we focus on music creator rights and supporting legislation that enhances the livelihood of music creators.
 
– My website www.DaeBoganMusic.com will get a complete design overhaul.
 
Here’s to 2017!
 
Dae Bogan

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

This is an in-store music video network. It streams new videos for major artists and promotes independent artists in over 130 sneaker retail stores across the United States. The network earns upwards of 3 million impressions by teen and young adult shoppers every month (unlocking unique exposure and new fan opportunities for indie artists). It was founded in 2012 by the then VP of Marketing & Music of the retail chain Shiekh Shoes after he was laid off. The retail chain became the laid-off employee’s customer and has been so for over 4 years now.

The entrepreneur has since earned a master’s degree in music business, has helped over two dozen other music tech entrepreneurs with their startups as a business consultant, mentors music entrepreneurs through SXSW, and has taught music business at UCLA and a number of top music production schools such as SAE Institute in Los Angeles.

I was the laid-off employee and this is how I turned lemons into lemonade.
#entrepreneurship #musicbusiness #hustle

Google and Public Knowledge Coup, Register of Copyrights Fired, Dark Days Ahead

The Trichordist

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Songwriters, performers, authors and creators meet your new copyright overlord: Eric Schmidt of Google. 

These are dark days for all creators and copyright holders.  After a two month campaign by Google funded astroturf group Public Knowledge, the newly appointed librarian of congress Carla Hayden (herself a Schmidt/Soros acolyte) has fired Maria Pallante the register of copyright.   Pallante was the only one standing between Google and what is left of the copyright system.

This firing is virtually unprecedented in US history.  The Librarian of Congress generally leaves the Register of Copyrights to run the affairs of the copyright office. However in the last two months the main Google mouthpiece in Washington DC Public Knowledge has been clamoring for her head.   Why?

Mainly because she has been a fierce advocate  for creators.  But over the last year she had the courage to stand up to Google and Public Knowledge as…

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Google Fires Head of U.S. Copyright Office

Artist Rights Watch

In a typically backstabbing lame duck kabuki dance, Google has fired Maria Pallante, the head of the U.S. Copyright Office.  This is a real tragedy because Register Pallante was even handed and concerned about treating everyone involved with copyright fairly–consumers as well as creators, not to mention cooperating with Google and Amazon in permitting the filing of millions of NOIs to the great detriment of songwriters.

According to Billboard:

Pallante was locked out of her computer this morning, according to two sources who spoke with Library employees. Earlier, [the nominal head of the Library of Congress]  had called several members of Congress to tell them about her decision. Later, she called the heads of several media business trade organizations to give them the news, according to one who received such a call.

It is hard to believe that the nominal head of the Library of Congress would fire Register…

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