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The Grateful Dead's marketing lessons

Sep 29, 2010
For fans of the Grateful Dead who witnessed their music live, it was more than just a concert. It was a world unto itself. And a new book says there are important marketing lessons to be learned from the way the band operated. The book's co-author, Brian Halligan, takes a look at the band as a business model.
Posted In: Music

Listen up, music fans: Shh!

Sep 23, 2010
It's expensive to go to a rock 'n' roll show today -- so let's make sure the experience is worth it. New York Times columnist Ron Lieber has some tips.
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Free public domain classical music on the way

Sep 16, 2010
Aaron Dunn, of the organization Musopen, talks about his project to build a royalty-free library of classical music played by symphony orchestras that you can listen to, make a movie with, and use to sell stuff.
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Weezer tries to go viral by lending themselves to people who have

Sep 14, 2010
The rock band Weezer has a new album out and they're approaching promotion of it in a kind of different way. They've made themselves available to...
Posted In: Entertainment, Music, social media, Web Culture, weezer

Road Warriors: Amit Chawla

Sep 13, 2010
Software consultant Amit Chawla talks about the song that reminds him about how lucky he is to have his wife and children while he's on the road.
Posted In: Jobs, Music

Writing music that sells in a recession

Sep 10, 2010
A down economy can be a boon for upbeat music. Jeremy Hobson checks in with musicians in Nashville to see what they're singing about.
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Road Warriors: Bonnie Wisnowski

Aug 23, 2010
Bonnie Wisnowski, director of visual presentation for Eileen Fisher, doesn't like to talk to people on the plane. She shares the song she listens to on the plane to help her fall asleep as quickly as possible.
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A rap advocating for Elizabeth Warren

Aug 20, 2010
President Obama still has yet to nominate anyone to head the new post of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But one group is pushing for Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren to be nominated and has come up with a song and video for her. Rapper Ryan Anthony Lumas talks with Steve Chiotakis about the song.
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Pink Floyd says "we don't need no distribution"

Aug 16, 2010
Online at least. The classic British rock band, beloved of both fans of complex orchestration and fans of smoking tons of pot, have removed some of...
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Road Warriors: Joshua Smith

Aug 16, 2010
Joshua Smith, Principal Flutist for the Cleveland Orchestra, turns to the recorded sounds of nature for the soundtrack to his travels
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