Promoting Music

Content related to how music is promoted and marketed to various consumers.

Complete Streaming of the New Queens of the Stone Age Album

Well, yesterday I got a glimpse at another interesting way to market new music on the Internet, and it was a pretty sweet glimpse at that as it involved the complete streaming of the new Queens of the Stone Age album Era Vulgaris.

Have bands chosen to stream entire albums before?

What Does it Mean to be a Sell Out in the Music Industry? Reality Bubbles and Marketing in the Post MTV World

After reading some of the more recent (and ridiculous) news from the music world, I became inspired to write a little piece about the latest in music industry marketing. The articles that inspired the bout of laughter that in turn inspired me to write this article came from two places.

Contacted About a New Music Publicity Site: Ariel Publicity

Although, the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll, and my other sites do get a fair amount of email related to the sites, most of it is spam, or specifically related to ventures I'm undertaking for that site, but every so often I get emailed something that seems somewhat interesting.

Radiohead Going Label-less? The Changing Music Industry

If you happened to pick up a recent Time magazine, you might have noticed an interesting little music piece about progressive band Radiohead. I've been a Radiohead fan for a while now and have been anticipating a new album for quite some time. They've developed into quite a progressive and artist band and it appears that they are forging a new path again.

A View of Illegal Music Downloading and Ripping: The Age of Independents

Recently with the way people talk about music downloading and ripping you'd think it was the devil incarnate trying to strike down all of society.

Nine Inch Nails and the Year Zero, Concept Album/Art Paints a Scary Picture

When I was first initiated into the Nine Inch Nails experience, roughly around the time of The Fragile with the song "The Perfect Drug" (although that song isn't even on that album). I became immediately fascinated by Trent Reznor, the music and what it all meant. This is not easy as Nine Inch Nails has rarely been a pop band with only a few hits in the mainstream, but their following is fiercely loyal, open to all the art and emotion that these songs, while wrapped in industrial beats and screeching guitars, still exhibit.

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