Category Archives: Independent Artists

Apple Music – Claim Your Artist’s Page And Other Smart Tips

Today is June 30 and APPLE MUSIC has now officially been launched. If you are an independent artist or small label owner, today is the day to not only download the app and test run Apple Music but also to …

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How Many mp3s Do You Have To Sell To Pay Your Rent?

This is a great chart. It shows in general how little money is actually made selling music files or mp3s. In detail it illustrates that a song needs at least a million streams (and probably many more) for artists to …

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“Money For Nothing” An Article Pro Fair Trade Music by Michel Cicero

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Great Review of Frances Livings’ new CD

The World I am Livings In Frances Livings   Moontraxx Records – MXFL2013-014 Available from Frances Livings’s Bandcamp page.       A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange by Mark S. Tucker (progdawg@hotmail.com) Following the release of a half-dozen …

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NEW RELEASE: Frances Livings ‘The World I Am Livings In’, Moontraxx 2013

      Moontraxx Records is proud to announce the release of a brand new album: “The World I Am Livings In” by Frances Livings. The British born songwriter Frances Livings has released her first solo album with original material: …

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Rumblefish and ‘False’ Copyright Claims on YouTube ~ An Open Letter

Despite having disputed their actions, the music licensing company Rumblefish has stubbornly been claiming the copyright to some of our songs uploaded on YouTube. Hopefully this very annoying problem will soon be resolved. Here is our email to YouTube’s copyright …

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Greg Porée On The Making of Phoenix

We asked the jazz composer and guitarist Greg Porée to write about the process of recording his new album Phoenix, release date March 11, 2012. You can read his story in full-length here: The Making of Phoenix How does one …

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Announcing Greg Porée’s Official Album Release Date: March 11, 2012

Phoenix is Greg Porée’s fourth studio album and most suitably bears the motto: “Like the Phoenix rose, let the music lift you as well!” With six original compositions and three exquisite interpretations of jazz standards, this uplifting and melodic jazz …

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Frances Livings’ Jazzoetry CD “During the Hours” ~ Now Available on CD Baby!

During the Hours is the debut album of the London-born lyricist and songwriter Frances Livings. It features three of her previously unpublished poems. It was originally released in digital Form by Moontraxx on January 1, 2010. Since February 1, 2012 it …

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New Single Release ~ An Acoustic Meditation on Christmas

Released on November 1, 2011: ‘Glory Me’ is an acoustic meditation on Christmas: It is an engaging Christmas carol with melodic and harmonious female vocals and a wonderful, warm ensemble sound. ‘Glory Me’ is an acoustic, spiritual, folk-like and engaging …

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Is Facebook getting “Too Hard to Handle”? The Musician’s Guide to Private and Public Profiles.

Are you a musician who has “accidentally” used his/her private Facebook page as a semi public one? Is Facebook generally starting to drive you crazy? Have you reached your allowed maximum number of friends? Are you being tagged in pictures …

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Facebook and Spotify = Good News for Indie Artists?

Yesterday at the f8 tech conference in San Francisco, Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek was on-stage and shared some interesting statistics about Spotify users that have connected with their Facebook account, like the online magazine Mashable reports: According to Ek, Spotify users …

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