True Lovelis Pilot
For fans of Cherri Bomb and Ana Lovelis the reality TV show pilot is being filmed.
YouTube To 'Audit' For Fake Video View Counts
YouTube tries to stop fake video counts as owner Google alters online search results to avoid a fine over its monopoly position.
The music industry has previously had fake views wiped from videos
YouTube has announced it will audit video view figures on its website to help prevent what it calls "fake views".
It said the new system would help stop videos being artificially inflated in perceived popularity.
Software programmes can be used to 'buy' views and cost as little as $50 (£30) for 60,000 fake views.
As a result, the Google-owned company said it would periodically scan view counts to thwart inflated figures.Read more...
The ArtistLaunch Radio Show - Brian Cookman Live...
ArtistLaunch Radio Show Ep8 - Brian Cookman Live, 1994 Neptune, National Music Day
Brian Cookman Live on the beach outside the Neptune, Whitstable, England in 1994 for National Music Day. 45 minutes of great songs performed by Brian Cookman on Guitar/Vocals/Harmonica. Produced By Neville Meredith.
The Beatles - Rooftop Concert, Apple HQ, Savile Row, London, 1969
Back from his 2013 leg of Steve Hackett's World Tour Nad Sylvan, lead vocalist with Steve Hackett, gives an in depth interview on Hackett's website... Click here to read it.
And this is the trailer to the DVD of Genesis Revisited Live at The Hammersmith Odeon, England...This is a great live show and worth getting for xmas. Steve Hackett's world tour continues in 2014... details on his website.
Whitey Explains to a TV Producer Why His Music Isn’t Free
UK-based electro-rock artist Whitey, aka NJ White, has had his music on shows ranging from CSI, The Sopranos, Entourage and Breaking Bad. When a British production company called Betty TV approached him for his music to use in their productions they used the tired old piss-taking excuse of 'There's no money in the music budget to pay you' ... This is NJ White's reply.
If CDs cost £8 where does the money go?
By Natalie Donovan BBC Radio 4's You and Yours
Despite digital's complete dominance of the singles market, most albums are still bought on CD. The average cost is £8 but where does the money go?
Of 100 million albums sold in the UK last year, 70% were CDs.
Where the money goes - an average of £8 per CD - depends on the deals signed by bands and record labels.
The ArtistLaunch Radio Show
ArtistLaunch Radio Show Ep7 - Interview with Miles Cookman - Singer Songwriter
Gordon Bell interviews singer songwriter Miles Cookman about his music and life as a performer and songwriter. An intriguing insight into the workings of a independent artist and performer and featuring Miles songs from his career as one of Kent's best known Independent musicans. Produced By Neville Meredith.
Check out Miles websites:
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Phil Brown - S
Nice new raw mix of this Phil Brown classic.
Streaming services are failing Independent Artists
We have been saying for a while now at artistlaunch that streaming services like Spotify are ripping new and independent artists off. They get streamed thousands of times and are not getting paid. The $0.00001 odd payment per stream is laughable, an insult... pathetic! We need high profile artists like Thom Yorke to speak out on our behalf.
Thom Yorke pulls albums from Spotify
Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke has pulled some albums from music-streaming service Spotify in protest at how much it pays artists.
Yorke said shareholders would shortly be "rolling in it" at the expense of new artists
Yorke has pulled his solo album The Eraser as well as a joint project with producer Nigel Godrich, Atoms for Peace.
The singer tweeted that they were "standing up for our fellow musicians" by removing their albums.
Spotify said it is "still in the early stages of a long-term project".
Radiohead's albums are still available on the site.
Yorke tweeted: "Make no mistake new artists you discover on #Spotify will no[t] get paid. Meanwhile shareholders will shortly being rolling in it. Simples."
Napster's Sean Parker in $2.5m wedding venue settlement
Whilst Sean Parker splashed out 10million dollars on a movie-set wedding in an ecologically sensitive area, song writers receive $0.01 a stream on Napster. Which is a tad more than Last.FM which will give you $0.00120000 a stream or Spotify $0.00490000 a stream or iTunes match $0.00560000 a stream (stats from a cdbaby digital distribution account). The bottom line is song writers are getting ripped off by companies who are streaming their music.
The ArtistLaunch Radio Show
ArtistLaunch Radio Show Ep6 - Interview with Nad Sylvan, frontman for Genesis Revisited
Fascinating and revealing insight into how Nad Sylvan got the job of Vocalist with Steve Hackett's Genesis Revisited. Gordon Bell asks the questions as they reminisce about past gigs and opportunities that came about because of the Internet Music Revolution and examine 6 tracks from Nads' career with Unifaun, Agents Of Mercy and Genesis Revisited. Produced By Neville Meredith.
Check out pages on artistlaunch about Nad and the bands Unifaun & Agents of Mercy.