This is a bunch of bullshit:
Check that guy, ask him if MySpace didn't help.
MySpace is still in the top 10 Social networking sites, beating out Google+, according to Nielsen:
(Scroll down to the chart were MySpace is mentioned.)
MySpace is #16 on Seomoz:
And is in the Top 7 trending brands on Twitter:
According to Google's own stats, MySpace is still in the top 100 sites worldwide, ahead of Tumblr & HuffPo. Surprisingly, Reddit is nowhere in sight:
Just looking at that list and counting Social networking sites, MySpace comes in at number 5.
And it's still beating out Tumblr & Google+ according to CommScore:
MySpace TV is also mentioned postively in these articles:
whats the r-word man
uh, not a chance. ghost is born is wilco's best album, duh! that is, in fact, a fact, because i am correct because i say i am correct and I am an authority on things, and you have to take my word for it because i'm an authority on things
@Doug Kresse: I am willing to bet that asking the crowd how it sounds will not in 90% of shows make the sound any better. If the sound-person hasn't figured the bands' sound out on their own, they probably won't and just aren't that good at their job and/or are having technical problems. If they happen to be missing something crucial about the sound of the band, go tell them discreetly. It's insulting to call them out from the stage and won't yield the results you hoped for.
As someone who does PR work for one of the venues in town (as well as freelance for a lot of musicians) I can not tell you how dead on this article is. Heck, I even learned a new thing or two. Thank you for this!
#23. Go ahead and ask. I've been to dozens of shows where there vocals vanish. I felt sorry for a band from Scotland who had good 3 & 4-part harmonies and the venue messed up the vocals. Sometimes there's too much riding on making a good impression. Feedback is good. More is better. Don't be afraid.
It seems like the "advice" from Captured Tracks really only applies to them.
@Ninths: As per #57, yes, t-shirts are still a-ok by us. And postering! A total oversight on our part -- postering would definitely be nice touch, like a reenactment of a scene from Singles or something.
@Clint Willis: Oh, that's really very nice of you to say. Glad you like your kids' music. Though to be safe, I feel I should refer you (and them) to #38.
Thanks for reading, everyone.
some things never really change though eh? How about T-shirts are they in or out now? Or how about postering?...I did a bunch of that as well..in crapy weather once upon a time..
my kids are in a (fucking awesome) band in nyc and their manager posted this on facebook. i'm a magazine writer and editor, and the piece makes me wanna hire you guys. nice work.
Wussy is the greatest rock'n'roll band in the world right now. And I'm 15!
(Not really. I'm 49.)
Fact Check : There is no Rick Danko version of Out of the Blue. It's always been Robbie. All good hearted people know that.
Re: The Reemergence of Mystery as Marketing
Surely a middle ground can be found between the over-the-top mythic tales of how, for example, Jimmy Page composed the music to Led Zeppelin classics while secluded in a dark castle, surrounded by Aleister Crowley paraphernalia; and on the other hand, the constant barrage of OMG, I-just-had-an-organic-ham-sandwich-on-whole-wheat tweeting that passes for communication these days. Right?
And can we stop using the term "mix-tape" when not in a cassette format, please?
"Numb" is more mediocre than terrible. (The Edge has a great voice; he's the one singing the backup harmonies, not Bono, on those U2 songs.)
Also, Demos falling on his ass seems like a metaphor for reviving GBV.
@Natural: Whoa, whoa, whoa, there's certainly *some* snark and ironic posturing in there! Thanks for the nice words, and for reading, obviously.
You too, M. Romeo.
I think this article is very helpful. I've actually had the pleasure to book with Andy and I can say as an artist that I def appreciate when both parties respect each others hard work. The music world is tough.
I was expecting a list filled with snark and ironic posturing, but this was a fantastic surprise. Thank you, L Magazine.
This is so awesome I'm linking to it from my venue's booking info page. Thank you.
I Am Dive forthcoming debut album Ghostwoods.
Previous EP's worth checking out
do real music columnists write about trivial bullshit?
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