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anthonyyy 30th July 2014 07:01 PM
Working on the road can be an amazing experience in the Live Sound world.

You get to see new things and places all over the world, learn new stuff, meet interesting people, and all while getting paid.

And in my experience on the road, I saved boat loads of money up that I used for fun, education, investing, and buying yummy tacos and rolls of sushi.

I had a chance recently to catch up with my friend Jeff Wuerth of audio production company Clair Global, to get insider strategies to land live sound jobs.

Jeff has had an amazing career so far working on tour recently with Jay-Z on the Magna Carter US tour, Maroon 5 as their monitor technician, as well as previous jobs working live sound for Kelly Clarkson, Paul McCartney, Adam Lambert, Kenny Chesney and more. He's also doing more work as the system engineer for live production shows.

We did a short 10 question interview where you'll learn things like:

-Why working live sound on tour can be rewarding
-How to find live sound jobs and what to look for in companies
-Things to avoid in the live sound industry
-Essential skills you should have if your new to live sound or coming out of the studio
-What work days look like on the road
-Challenges and how to keep your edge
-And more...

If you're interested in getting into the intriguing world of Live Sound Production then read on and learn more from Jeff.

Click here to read this interview.

Whitecat 30th July 2014 02:02 PM
BBC Newsbeat - Co-op changes store music policy after staff complaints

The supermarket chain is now playing signed and unsigned music artists throughout its UK stores.

Whitecat 30th July 2014 01:46 PM
The Music Industry Wants Royalties From Ford. It Won't Get Them - Businessweek

Record companies say that auto companies have to pay them every time they put a CD burner in a car dashboard

Whitecat 30th July 2014 01:45 PM
Making Money In The Music Industry - Forbes

Last year, Jimmy Kimmel Live sent a crew to Coachella, the two-weekend music festival held in the middle of the Southern California desert, to ask attendees their opinions about various bands that would ostensibly be playing during the event. One after another, interviewees appeared on camera to say that they knew [...]

Whitecat 29th July 2014 07:45 PM
Government ends prison guitar ban

A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales is reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr.

Whitecat 29th July 2014 01:58 PM
Gabriel: Record label can survive

Musician Peter Gabriel says that his world music label can be sustained for a further 25 years, despite the decline in physical music sales.

Whitecat 29th July 2014 12:12 PM
Police placing ads on piracy sites

The City of London police has started placing banner advertisements on websites believed to be offering pirated content illegally.

Whitecat 29th July 2014 10:34 AM
Ford and General Motors Sued Over 'CD Ripping Cars' | TorrentFreak

The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies has launched a class action lawsuit against Ford and General Motors over the CD-ripping capability of their cars. The music industry group claims that the car companies violate federal law and demand millions of dollars in damages.

Whitecat 29th July 2014 09:17 AM
Pharrell to Leave ASCAP for Irving and Grimmet's Global Music Rights | Billboard

Pharrell joins OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder at Irving Azoff and Randy Grimmett's new rights company.

GearAndGuitars 28th July 2014 09:16 PM
Free Music, at Least While It Lasts | The New York Times

Late last Thursday, I stopped at the fruit stand and some big, vivid red grapes caught my eye. The vendor said a two-pound bunch would be $6, which seemed steep. I was about to tell him as much, and then came to my senses and gave him the money.

I wondered why I hesitated when it came time to pony up and realized that, as just one more participant in the Something for Nothing economy, I’d grown accustomed to getting all sorts of lusciousness for the price of zero.

GearAndGuitars 26th July 2014 03:12 AM
Department of Justice: “Illegal Streaming Should Be a Felony”…|DMN

The Department of Justice wants Congress to make the penalty for illegally streaming media more severe.

David Bitkower, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ’s Criminal Division, addressed the issue at hearing on copyright infringement held by the House Judiciary subcommittee on intellectual property.

Whitecat 24th July 2014 02:22 PM
Spotify: seven reasons why Google might buy the streaming music service | Technology

And a few why it might not, despite rumours that internet giant is in the frame for $10bn acquisition. By Stuart Dredge

GearAndGuitars 23rd July 2014 11:23 PM
YouTube Music’s Head Quits, a Setback to Paid Service - Digits - WSJ

The head of YouTube's effort to launch a music subscription service is leaving, marking yet another hurdle for the long-delayed project.

GearAndGuitars 23rd July 2014 11:20 PM
Google-Backed Creative Commons Wants Taxpayers To Subsidize Their Hustle | MTP

The “sharing economy” is the antebellum underpinning of much of the Web 2.0 monetary system–artists create a work for free and then let companies like Google sell advertising against it and grow their valuations. This is what Lessig calls the “hybrid economy” (Lessig is the founder of Creative Commons after his stunning loss before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Eldred case. Well…stunning to him.)

GearAndGuitars 23rd July 2014 11:18 PM
It’s not just David Byrne and Radiohead: Spotify, Pandora and how streaming m

More musicians are taking aim at the rates paid by Spotify and Pandora, and warning whole genres are in danger

GearAndGuitars 23rd July 2014 07:10 PM
RIAA vs. Archived Radio: Licenses Mean Abandoning On-Demand | Billboard

If you grew up on Top 40 and want to relive those memories by listening to radio as it sounded then, there are plenty of websites featuring station airchecks from legendary personalities such as Wolfman Jack and Casey Kasem.

Whitecat 23rd July 2014 12:51 PM
Google Considers Buying Spotify But Finds the Price Too High - WSJ

Google Inc. tried to buy music-streaming service Spotify AB late last year, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Whitecat 22nd July 2014 07:15 PM
YouTube star sued over copyright

The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.

Whitecat 20th July 2014 02:36 AM
How the Music Industry Could Use Streaming to Reinvent Itself - Fair Observer

With declining sales, the music industry’s biggest players are shifting toward the online streaming market.

Whitecat 20th July 2014 02:35 AM
RIAA Now Bullying Fully Licensed, Zero Revenue Music Site | TorrentFreak

Earlier this week it was reported how the RIAA had decided to turn the licensing thumbscrews on a site offering decades-old radio archives for download. Now another archival site, one that pays thousands of dollars in license fees to BMI, ASCAP and SoundExchange yet makes not a cent, is now in the RIAA spotlight.

Whitecat 19th July 2014 11:06 AM
UK anti-piracy action set to begin

People in the UK who persistently pirate music and movies will soon start getting emails warning them that their actions are illegal.

GearAndGuitars 18th July 2014 06:43 AM
The Problem With Streaming in One Simple Chart - The Cynical Musician

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Since I've already written several thousand words on the problems with Streaming As We Know It, I thought it might help to illustrate the argument

GearAndGuitars 16th July 2014 10:37 PM
New Statesman | “Fifteen years of utter bollocks”: how a generation’s freeloading has starved creativity

Arguments for digital piracy are drivel – it's high time we steered away from this cultural cliff, argues author Chris Ruen.

Jared Paul 16th July 2014 04:07 AM
Indie Labels Unite to Launch "Fair Digital Deals Declaration" Initiative | N

Over 700 labels team up for initiative, including Sub Pop, Domino, Secretly Canadian, Saddle Creek, XL, 4AD, Matador, and Rough Trade

GearAndGuitars 15th July 2014 08:24 PM
Lost Sales v. Gained Streams - The Cynical Musician

Streaming continues to confuse people and those who are looking to cash in on it keep spreading supposedly common-sense memes that are intended to boost rights holder confidence.

It is no big stretch to say that widespread music piracy is pretty much the only thing keeping streaming afloat. A particular unsettling – from the streaming services’ point of view – trend that has developed over the years is popular artists withholding their new releases from streaming services.

Whitecat 15th July 2014 11:08 AM
Music Industry Revenues Chart - Business Insider

The revenues pendulum has swung away from recorded music and toward live.

Whitecat 15th July 2014 12:12 AM
Ed Sheeran named most powerful figure in black and urban music by 1Xtra | News | NME.

Wiley critical of 'backwards' list and claims black artists are getting 'bumped'

Whitecat 14th July 2014 11:57 AM
Neil Young becomes PonoMusic CEO after the Kickstarter gold rush | Technology | theg

Musician steps up to run digital music company that he founded, ahead of launch for gadget and high-def downloads store. By Stuart Dredge

Whitecat 13th July 2014 08:10 PM
Why Are Songs on the Radio About the Same Length? | Science Blogs | WIRED

Besides Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, most artists produce songs of around the same length: about three minutes. The reason for this is historical and yet, with better technology, the average length of a song has changed over time.

GearAndGuitars 11th July 2014 06:56 PM
YouTube's New Subscription Service: Indie Labels Speak Out | Music News | Rolling Sto

YouTube's ad-free subscription service, rumored since last fall, could compete with rivals such as Spotify and Beats Music by charging premium users t

Whitecat 11th July 2014 03:45 PM
Forget Vinyl. Forget the Cloud. In the Future We'll Listen to Music on UV-Cured 3

Musicians, developers, and inventors prove that there's more to records than vinyl

Whitecat 11th July 2014 10:29 AM
For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story - WSJ

The singer and songwriter says artists will still form deep bonds with fans, but the way they do it will change.

Whitecat 11th July 2014 10:28 AM
Jermaine Dupri: Music Industry Needs Tech Savvy Execs to Survive

Music producer and entrepreneur Jermaine Dupri joined Tech Cocktail's co-founder Frank Gruber on stage last night for the launch of Gruber's book, Startup

GearAndGuitars 10th July 2014 07:34 PM
MIDiA Research Global Music Forecasts | Blog | Midia

Music industry revenues will bottom out, not grow. Physical revenue will decline by 44% by 2019 while Streaming and Subscriptions transition will help push download revenues down by 39% over the same period.

Whitecat 10th July 2014 01:37 PM
BBC Newsbeat - Google tells music website to censor album covers

Google tells the music website Drowned in Sound to censor album covers deemed "sexually explicit".

Whitecat 10th July 2014 10:04 AM
Why Concerts Stopped Being Fun - Esquire

Get the latest in pop culture as Stephen Marche and the writers of Esquire recap what's new in movies, TV, music, books and more.

GearAndGuitars 9th July 2014 08:16 PM
Sam Smith Downloads Surging Amidst Spotify Holdout... | Digital Music News

Over the past two months, Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” has become one of the biggest songs in the world. Smith has refused to license Spotify from the beginning.

GearAndGuitars 9th July 2014 07:28 PM
These 6 Great Rock Albums Still Aren’t On Spotify

While Spotify is an essential listening resources, it's still missing some classic albums.

GearAndGuitars 9th July 2014 07:13 PM
Google YouTube U-turn: Indie music doomsday 'postponed' • The Register

Google has postponed its plan to block independent music companies who wouldn't agree to the terms of its proposed deal, the FT reports - but it isn’t clear for how long.

Small independent companies are refusing to sign new pro forma deals with Google, which has publicly said it will block their music videos from YouTube – an apparent breach of its existing contracts - if the indies refuse to sign new deals with an as-yet unannounced audio streaming service from YouTube.

GearAndGuitars 8th July 2014 06:52 PM
British Songwriters Issue a Statement Against YouTube... | Digital Music News

The British Academy of Songwriters has issued a statement supporting independent labels in their battle against YouTube’s music service contract. Last week, YouTube told uncooperative indie labels that if an agreement could not be reached, then content would be pulled.

Whitecat 8th July 2014 01:15 PM
Disc awards include streaming data

The disc awards for 80 singles including Jesse J's Price Tag are upgraded after the incorporation of streaming data, the BPI has announced.

GearAndGuitars 8th July 2014 12:16 AM
EU calls for radical copyright reform in light of internet's disruption - IT News fro

Time to find a balance between copyright and copy wrong, Web, Internet, Law, Copyright, European Commission

"The current copyright system does not do it well. Not nearly well enough. Many creators scrimp by on a pittance, unable to find their full audience, unable to share or sell their works as widely or creatively as they want. Limitations and obstructions do nothing for creativity," she said.

Whitecat 7th July 2014 12:49 AM
Grande tops first combined chart

Singer-songwriter Ariana Grande tops the UK singles chart which, for the first time, combines sales and streaming figures.

Whitecat 6th July 2014 10:07 PM
The ten most valuable albums of all time - Yahoo Finance UK

'The ten most valuable albums of all time' on Yahoo Finance UK. Some old records fetch £10,000, others - such as a Blur LP worth £70 - are fast risers

GearAndGuitars 5th July 2014 08:59 PM
YouTube to postpone indie block while licensing talks continue | CMU

YouTube has postponed plans to block the indie labels from its video platform as talks continue over the Google-owned subsidiary’s plans to launch an audio streaming service.

As previously reported, indie label trade bodies from across the world hit out in May after YouTube threatened to block them from its market-leading video streaming site if they didn’t sign up to the firm’s in-development Spotify competitor.

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