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Sticky: Our special guests Peter Wells, SVP Operations, Customer Advocate - Tunecore http://www.tunecore.com Peter...Jules 3 Attachment(s) Sticky Thread

14th November 2007
By Jules
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Is File sharing killing Music or is it something else? so the RIAA blames file sharing for low revenues... a lot of folks blame the record labels for...gsilbers (
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1st December 2007
By Derek Sivers
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What about music videos for cover songs? Do have to have special rights to make a music video of a cover song, or can you simply pay the...bionic brown

1st December 2007
By Jules
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Radio Airplay Services I'm an independent producer and I've been working with an artist that I'm trying to get airplay...blaqsun

1st December 2007
By Cellotron
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Does CD Baby have a promotion arm? We are just about to send out our product to you guys, we are ordering about 2000 cd's, they'll be...illynoise

30th November 2007
By Derek Sivers
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Labels & Artists DO NOT need iTunes.... I thought of a perfect example of why the labels DON'T need iTunes, and could be far better off if...VegasMusicMan

30th November 2007
By Gregg Sartiano
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What should an artist be planning BEFORE making the steps into online distribution? For years you're like so many other musicians. Chasing "THE DEAL". Boring. Musicians should chase...juicylime

30th November 2007
By Enzo
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Digital Music Business Showcase Hi all, I'm writing to tell all budding digital music entrepreneurs AND existing companies with...Enzo

30th November 2007
By Enzo
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Targeted Delivery to Non-US Markets? Hey Gents, Yes, it's the internet, and anyone with access can most likely download music from...Empty Planet

30th November 2007
By recky
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Numbers Hi all. So first of all, now that this forum is wrapping up I wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for...not_so_new

30th November 2007
By Derek Sivers
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Focusing on your music vs. focusing on your business Derek, Patrick, and Peter, Thanks for participating in the forum! If a musician must choose...astorian

30th November 2007
By Derek Sivers
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Submit to Available time gap? Hi guys... thanks for being here. I've been using Tunecore (which is great!). I'm curious if...Stick

30th November 2007
By Derek Sivers
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Finally someone is doing something about piracy BBC NEWS | Technology | France unveils anti-piracy plan It looks like France is taking action...mac black

30th November 2007
By mac black
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Payment options (international) I'm in europe and most of my friends and family don't have a creditcard to buy the music I put...Koed

29th November 2007
By Koed
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An Apology for My Forthcoming Disappearance An apology ahead of time I am going to be gone from Thursday, November 29th - Thursday, December...Jeff Price

28th November 2007
By Jules
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Raising Prices on Music Why wouldn't allowing the market to set prices for music make for a much more robust and profitable...ALL*MYTEE

28th November 2007
By PDC
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Universal CEO interview Universal's CEO Once Called iPod Users Thieves. Now He's Giving Songs Away. Some quotes: "...BevvyB

28th November 2007
By BevvyB
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Will the cavalry simply never arrive for some artists? I cant help thinking the internet slaps a big wet ironic paintbrush across the face of some...Jules 1 Attachment(s)

28th November 2007
By BevvyB
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Derek & Peter - where are the managers? Is there a new breed of manager? The download act manager? What new skills (if any) have...Jules

28th November 2007
By freestyle tromb
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How important is audio quality? In your experience, how much do the downloaders/buyers care about audio quality? When given a...andychamp

28th November 2007
By Larrysings
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Net Neutrality Hey gang First, thanks for hanging out with us, there is a whole lot of very interesting info...not_so_new

28th November 2007
By not_so_new
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Why cant' I choose My own 30 second preview? its horrible... basically all techno, club or most electronica music just has a kick and snare...gsilbers

27th November 2007
By musikwerks
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Downloads: Albums Instead of Singles? Maybe a way that the industry could upgrade the digital phase that we are going through is to allow...VegasMusicMan

27th November 2007
By WindowSills
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Is human nature - our only hope? We have to deal with two kinds of people - the ones who don't care (A) and those with a deep love...frans

27th November 2007
By Soulbrother
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Read first before posting questions in this special Q & A forum RULES FOR THIS FORUM Unlike the regular 'open' forums this forum will be a 'moderated forum' that...Jules

27th November 2007
By Jules
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Music biz - how do we turn the tide - Q1 1. How possible/soon is it that recorded music can only be monetized through either...Saudade

27th November 2007
By soulstudios
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Is supply destroying demand? One of the things the digital age has done is unleashed pandora's box of content...It used to be...peeder

27th November 2007
By wallace
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promoting through iTunes Can anyone shed some light on how I can be a featured artist on the iTunes home page..or any other...RMJAZZ

27th November 2007
By Jeff Price
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Prepaid Download Cards.....When? My artist Black Pegasus that I work with does shows around the country, it would be nice to offer...illynoise

27th November 2007
By illynoise
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Copyright and CDBaby Hi Derek. I just signed up with CDBaby for a project and was about to send off that creepy form...Empty Planet

26th November 2007
By PeterTuneCore
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CDbaby and EPs I'm a big fan of the EP, especially when checking out new artists. It gives more of a flavor for...n8tron

26th November 2007
By n8tron
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What is an ISDN# and how does one obtain one? What is an ISDN# and how does one obtain one.....ThanksthumbsupSyki

26th November 2007
By PeterTuneCore
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Surround MP3s Do any of you guys have artists selling surround MP3s? Do you guys think that this would help...PDC

26th November 2007
By paterno
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The Best of Both Worlds I like the idea of using CD Baby for selling CD's and then Tunecore for selling on iTunes because...bcgood

26th November 2007
By Derek Sivers
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E-Music VS. I-Tunes regarding $$$ 1st off, thanks for taking time to do this guys! I am an independent artist who does electronic...xj32

26th November 2007
By PeterTuneCore
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Future of CD-on-Demand? Back in the early days of mp3.com, there was a service they offered called D.A.M. (CDs on demand)...gotpop

26th November 2007
By Saudade
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do subscription services pay Do subscription services such as Rhapsody pay the artist when the tracks are streamed? I'm a basic...ericzang

26th November 2007
By PeterTuneCore
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Thanks for contributing Hey guys, Don't be discouraged by the lack of traffic, at least so far. This site is called...BrianT

26th November 2007
By Jeff Price
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best way to get people to listen to your music There are a bunch of different models, but I'm wondering as an independent artist who just self...n8tron

26th November 2007
By it's a Pleasure
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NY Times and Rick Rubin Special guests, I was wondering if you have read the NY TIMES article on Rick Rubin. He has a...skipperkins

25th November 2007
By Derek Sivers
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Album but not necessarily shows? Hi there, I'd like to get your opinion about the following. Most of the indie artists I know...vinco

25th November 2007
By shaddai
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For Derek, RE:hostbaby I realize this might be a bit off topic. Moderators feel free to delete.. Question is: How...TREMORS

25th November 2007
By Derek Sivers
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For Derek Hello Derek i have produced, and own rights to a number of albums by (ethnic?) indian...audiothings

24th November 2007
By Derek Sivers
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How and where to cleverly deliver the message? Hi again! I know you already talked about promotion tips but I'm wondering if you could tell us...vinco

23rd November 2007
By Jeff Price
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The CD that never comes off of iTunes....? We work with CD Baby mainly, I have sent about 5-10 clients there, so first off I love you guys! ...illynoise

22nd November 2007
By illynoise
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Giving away music to sell music The question on everyone's lips: In your experience: Does giving away our music ala Radiohead et...soulstudios

22nd November 2007
By it's a Pleasure
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sample based music and the independents hi, first off thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and wisdom in this forum. this is...electric

21st November 2007
By Derek Sivers
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Publishing Covers The licence cost to publish a cover song on cd is as cheap as chips at about 5c per cd (in the UK...Trev@Circle

21st November 2007
By tuckpunk
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Gracenote Media Database Submission? Hello Derek, Patrick and Peter, First off, thank you for donating your time here on...Scriabin

21st November 2007
By Derek Sivers
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Napster, Limewire and Kaza... still legal?! I wanted to ask your opinions on why Limewire and Kaza are sill legal, when Napster was ruled...juniorhifikit

19th November 2007
By juniorhifikit
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Music biz - how do we turn the tide? Q3 A lot of people are saying traditional "mass media" channels are dying or evolving desperately to...Saudade

19th November 2007
By PeterTuneCore
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