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Build Experiences, Not Just Products [VIDEO]

January 22, 2014 by Brian Solis

Seth Combs, CMO and co-founder of SOL Republic.

On this episode of Revolution, I welcome Seth Combs, CMO and co-founder of SOL Republic. SOL represents the “Soundtrack of Life” where every great moment has a song that goes along with it. The way the founders see it, SOL Republic is a new lifestyle company that happens to make headphones.[read more]

New Facebook Timeline Sections Roll Out Worldwide

May 15, 2013 by Will Sigsworth

Facebook has made sections available worldwide, enabling all users to express themselves and share their interests in app-specific boxes on the timeline. Many apps have already taken advantage of the new feature, integrating with sections to provide users with a new way to interact and engage with games, music, movies and much else besides.[read more]

The Changing Face of the Music Business

April 23, 2013 by Ken Mueller

Jesse Sprinkle

In the old music model, you would release albums. Period. If something wasn’t included, it was probably lost forever. Of course there were the occasional B-Sides and rare recording releases, but those were left to mostly the biggest name artists with large fan bases. Not anymore.[read more]

Twitter Set to Launch Trending #Music Site

April 14, 2013 by Daniel Zeevi

twitter #music

Twitter appears poised to launch a new music app this weekend! The web page was spotted at featuring the #music hashtag and a sign-in button, suggesting the new service is getting ready to launch.[read more]

Follow the Music: Twitter Wins the Race

March 14, 2013 by Anthony Baisi

When Myspace left the picture it was only a matter of time before an industry leader stood up to plate and offered musicians some leverage. Twitter is stepping up to the plate. Soon musicians will be able to tweet songs.[read more]

Facebook adds "Listen" button to band and artist fan pages.

April 20, 2012 by Mili Ponce

Facebook adds a "Listen" button to play tracks straight from artist and band fan pages.[read more]

Facebook’s Open Graph is Music to My Peers

December 20, 2011 by Brian Solis

"On stage during Facebook’s massive f8 developer conference this past September in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerberg introduced the world to frictionless sharing and the future of music. Freshly minted alliances with Spotify,, Clear Channel, Rdio and many other services now feed the new “Music” dashboard that transforms friends into social DJ’s and music store clerks."[read more]


It's A Volunteer Mentality.... Teaching With Social Media

September 28, 2011 by Julie Morey

"It's a volunteer mentality" features guitar instructor Tim Wilson. Part of Elastic Lab’s Culture of Content Creation series on digital content creators. Filmmaker: Tim Wilson[read more]


It Has Leveled The Playing Field… Musically Speaking

July 27, 2011 by Julie Morey

Nicholas Stock is a video editor for Elastic Lab, a large-scale digital content company. Elastic Lab is developing production processes and program concepts to meet rapid changes in media and technology. We work with a nationwide network of filmmakers who are actively involved in social media. And we are applying our learnings to not only commercial work for national brands, but to original entertainment and art projects.[read more]

Spotify Is Not Your Dad’s Radio Station

July 21, 2011 by Gini Dietrich

"Let’s talk about something a little less polarizing today, shall we? Something like, say, how freaking cool Spotify is and that everyone should get (at the minimum) a free account?!"[read more]

Shazam at the Signal

June 22, 2011 by Chad Richards

Music-lovers have been Shazaming songs they can’t quite identify for years now. But what if holding up your phone to a speaker not only provided you that song name you couldn’t quite place but also unlocked exclusive video content and song downloads? That’s exactly what Bravo’s partnership with Shazam is doing on Platinum Hit.[read more]

How Emerging Music Artists Use Social Media

May 23, 2011 by Betty Arnold

New media allows many amateur-to-professional quality musicians to publish their work, and also respond to their fans and critics. But such social marketing requires a commitment of time by someone - if not the musician then an avid fan or a contractor. Young musician Travis McDaniel is present on four different social venues.[read more]

Can Coke Start A Trend To Make Inspiration A Form Of Co-Creation?

May 3, 2011 by Rohit Bhargava

Coca-Cola partners with the rock band Maroon 5 in a social experiment to create a new song in 24 hours. Fans watch a live stream of the band working on a new song in the studio and contribute to the brainstorming process in real time via a Twitter screen broadcast live to the band.[read more]


6 Ways New & Emerging Music Artists Can Make The Most of Social Media

January 28, 2011 by George Guildford

Social media has changed the way we discover, share and listen to music forever. There, I said it. Although it would appear that the music industry today is a collapsing giant, saturated with artists scrapping with all their might to sign a big record deal and get their records played, things are not as bad for new artists as it would...[read more]

What About All of Those Niched Networks? (20 lesser known communities)

February 10, 2008 by Jonathan Kleiman

Lately I feel like you can't find any news about networks with less than 10 million users or with anything other than a general purpose.  If the niched networks are thriving, they're not getting much media attention.  I used to be convinced that the niched social networks would be so strong that they would provide serious...[read more]

Links for 2007-11-15 []

November 16, 2007 by Tom Raftery

Warner Music Boss: We Were WrongUp is down, black is white, music industry admits it was wrong to go after customers!!! High-quality YouTube videos coming soon | Tech news blog - CNET News.comYouTube videos going hi-def on their website [read more]

Podcamp Toronto 2008 - February 23-24, 2008

October 28, 2007 by Dave Fleet

Jay Moonah, of Uncle Seth and the Online Music Marketing podcast, announced today that registration for the next Podcamp Toronto is now open. Podcamp Toronto 2008 will take place February 23-24 at the Rogers Communication Centre at Ryerson University. If last year's lineup is anything to go by, this should be an amazing couple of days...[read more]